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Global Market Development Fund – Book

FUNDING DEADLINES

Book :

Export Fund – Book

Deadline

May 3, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Book :

Industry Development

Deadline 1

April 7, 2022
5:00 PM EST

Deadline 2

August 11, 2022
5:00 PM EST


The program has been updated to reflect uncertainty around travel and virtual international business opportunities, Please read the Guidelines carefully, particularly Section 4: Eligible Activities, and Section 5: Available Funding, Budget Requirements, and Eligible Expenditures.

The Ontario Creates Global Market Development Fund - Book (formerly the Export Fund) provides eligible Ontario publishers with funding to pursue strategic international activities that support company growth and produce measurable business and market development results.

Primary activities supported include targeted sales trips and attendance at international market events.

Program Deadline

Monday, May 2, 2022 5:00 pm ET

Funding Available

Successful applicants are eligible to receive up to $15,000 capped at 50% of the total costs for all activities.

NOTE: Full eligibility requirements and details can be found in Ontario Creates Global Market Development Fund – Book Guidelines. Please read the guidelines completely before beginning your application. Ontario Creates reserves the right to revise Guidelines and Application Forms.

Application Process

  • All applications must be submitted via the Ontario Creates Online Application Portal (OAP). Applications submitted by any other method will not be accepted.
  • Before beginning an application, your company’s corporate information must be registered with the OAP. If you do not have a user account on OAP, please go to https://apply.ontariocreates.ca/ and click on “Register”. If your company is registered, the Ontario Creates Global Market Development Fund - Book program deadline will appear in your dashboard. To start the application, click on “Start new application” and follow the onscreen directions to access the application form.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin the application process early to allow ample time to compile and complete the necessary information. There is flexibility for completing the application form – you may begin at any time and save information as it is entered. Once saved, you can go back and edit and/or add information until the time when the application is actually submitted.
  • If you encounter problems setting up your company’s corporate information, you can email applyhelp@ontariocreates.ca for assistance. This email address can also be used for any technical questions you have about the OAP.

Information Sessions

Ontario Creates will be hosting two “Office Hours” webinars where applicants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the Global Market Development Program. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to read the guidelines and watch the pre-recorded Information Session in advance. Please complete the online registration form by 5:00 pm ET on the day prior to the webinar.

Webinar #1

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Date:

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Time:

10:30 am - 12:00 pm ET

Webinar #2

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Date:

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Time:

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

Information Session - March 14, 2022

Attending an Information Session is not a substitute for reading the guidelines. Please read the guidelines.


If you are interested in attending an Ontario Creates Information Session but require it be conducted in French please send a request to programs2@ontariocreates.ca by April 8, 2022 and arrangements will be made to schedule an additional session on an alternate date.

If you are interested in attending an Ontario Creates Information Session and have additional accessibility issues that need to be considered, please contact us as above. 

Enquiries

Program Coordinator, Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6652
programs2@ontariocreates.ca

Enquiries regarding the Online Application Portal (OAP) should be directed to applyhelp@ontariocreates.ca.

To receive notification of upcoming deadlines and program updates, please register here with your complete contact information, including your full name, company name and telephone number, as well as the name of the program that you are interested in.