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IDM Fund: Global Market Development





The Global Market Development program provides eligible Ontario companies with funding to participate in 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. (The Global Market Development program replaces the former OMDC Export Fund – Interactive Digital Media.)

May 20, 2016 by 5:00 pm

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 Global Market Development program Guidelines and the corresponding Appendix “A”. Please read the guidelines completely before beginning your application. OMDC reserves the right to revise Guidelines and Application Forms.

Application Process 

  • All applications must be submitted via the OMDC Online Application Portal (OAP). Applications submitted by any other method will not be accepted.
  • Prior to starting 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.omdc.on.ca and click on “Register”.
  • If your company is registered, the OMDC Global Market Development 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 start the application process well in advance of the deadline in case technical support is required.
  • If you encounter problems setting up your company’s corporate information, you can email applyhelp@omdc.on.ca for assistance. This email address can also be used for any technical questions you have about the OAP
Information Sessions 
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a Global Market Development program Information Session. Please complete the online registration form by 5:00 pm on the day prior to the Information Session. Unregistered guests will only be accepted if space permits. 

Information Session - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Date: Monday, April 18, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: Conference Centre, Main Floor, North Tower, 175 Bloor Street East, Toronto

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm

Note: Access to this information session is limited. Priority will be given to persons with accessibility challenges, and registrants outside of the GTA. Online information session participants will receive an invitation via email with a link and password to login and will be able to call in via conference call during the session.

If you are interested in attending an Ontario Media Development Corporation Information Session but require it be conducted in French please send a request to idmfund@omdc.on.ca by Friday, April 15, 2016 and arrangements will be made to schedule an additional session on an alternate date.

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

Guidelines and Application Form 

Global Market Development program Guidelines

Global Market Development program Budget Template 

Application Form/Online Application Portal (OAP) 


Program Coordinator, Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6695

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

To receive notification of upcoming deadlines and program updates, please email idmfund@omdc.on.ca 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.

Funding Deadlines

April 6, 2017
Film Fund

April 10, 2017
IDM Fund: Production and Concept Definition

May 3, 2017
Music Company Development

May 4, 2017
OMF – Music Futures

August 28, 2017
IDM Fund: Production and Concept Definition

October 4, 2017
OMF – Music Futures

October 10, 2017
Film Fund

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Program Coordinator
Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6695

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