No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:



This component contributes to the marketing and promotion of Canadian-authored books. The CBF's Support for Organizations also serves to strengthen the infrastructure and efficiency of the Canadian book industry.

Comments on Funding:

  • For not-for-profits: funding is up to 100% of eligible expenses or $2,000,000 per project per fiscal year.
  • For rest of organizations: funding is up to 75% of eligible expenses or $1,500,000 per project per fiscal year.
  • The level of funding we can provide is generally limited to 50% of eligible project expenses. Contributions from the applicant's organization, the private sector or other levels of government are encouraged.
  • Aggregate support to any individual recipient is limited to $2,000,000 per year.

If you are seeking 100% funding, please provide a justification for why other funding sources or a financial contribution from your organization or your partners are not feasible for the project.

The total financial assistance received from the Support for Organizations component of the Canada Book Fund and other levels of government (federal, provincial, territorial and municipal) cannot exceed:

  • 100% of total project-related costs for not-for-profit organizations and organizations from Indigenous communities or official-language minority communities;
  • 75% of total project-related costs in the case of other organizations.

When It Ends:



April 30 - for projects starting between September 1 and March 31
October 31 - for projects starting between April 1 and August 31


The applicant must be:

  • Canadian-owned and Canadian-controlled organization or professional association;
  • Representing or related to the Canadian book publishing industry; and
  • Incorporated under the laws of Canada or a province

Canadian teaching institutions with a specialization in the book industry are eligible for funding of Professional Development projects. Organizations that represent Canadian libraries may be eligible for projects that meet the objectives of the Canada Book Fund and/or the accessible digital books initiative, but should contact us before applying.

Application Steps:

Applicants must:


complete, sign and date the Application Form;


attach all the required supporting documents; and


submit their application by email at They are not able to accept applications by mail or in-person at this time The email must be sent no later than 11:59 p.m. local time on the date of the application deadline for your application to be considered.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must:

  • Complete the Application Form, 
  • Submit a detailed description and budget of the project (see Part E of the Application Form)
  • Submit the organization’s latest audited financial statements.

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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