Collective Initiatives

The Government of Canada announced a series of new measures to promote Canadian history. This includes the Canada Periodical Fund that will support and provide access to history periodicals and history-related projects through its Collective Initiatives component.

Collective Initiatives

Priority will be given to projects by magazine and non-daily newspaper industry organizations to promote and increase access to history content. Eligible projects may include but are not limited to marketing strategies to increase awareness of history content and to facilitate access to this content through digital newsstands where magazine and newspaper subscriptions can be purchased.

How to apply

Please ensure to follow the appropriate application instructions, as outlined in the Collective Initiatives Applicant's Guide 2015-2016. 

The program will give priority to history-related projects. When submitting an application

  • Please write “History” in capital letters next to the title of your project in Box 1 of appendix B.
  • All elements/activities related to history must be clearly identified in the Project description in Box 3 of appendix B.

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Find out more on what the Government of Canada is doing to make history more accessible to Canadians.

Collective Initiatives funds projects for organizations designed to increase the overall sustainability of the Canadian magazine and non-daily newspaper industries. Eligible initiatives include broad-based marketing plans, research into new technologies and projects that tackle systemic issues affecting the industry.

For more detailed program information including eligibility criteria, please see:

Before completing the following forms and sending in your application, read the CI Applicant’s Guide carefully, including the definitions to ensure that you meet the CPF and CI objectives, eligibility criteria and funding conditions.


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