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The OMDC Magazine Fund supports the business development of independent Ontario-based magazine publishers. Funds are provided to assist in the growth of these businesses through the creation and implementation of new strategic initiatives that enable publishers to achieve business development and/or marketing objectives.

Eligible projects should have clear, objective and measurable results.

Deadline
May 31, 2016 by 5:00 pm

Funding Available
Successful applicants are eligible to receive up to $75,000, depending on eligible sales revenue, capped at 75% of the total project budget.

NOTE: Full eligibility requirements and details can be found in OMDC Magazine Fund Guidelines. Please read the guidelines completely before beginning your application. OMDC reserves the right to revise Guidelines and Application Forms.

Application Process

  • Applications must be submitted via the OMDC 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 the OAP, please go to https://apply.omdc.on.ca and click on “Register”. If your company is registered, the OMDC Magazine Fund 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@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 an upcoming OMDC Magazine Fund 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. The same information is provided in both sessions.

Information Session – REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Date:         
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Time:  
     
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:       
Conference Centre, Main Floor, North Tower, 175 Bloor Street East, Toronto. (Map)

Webinar* – REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Date:         
Thursday, April 21, 2016 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Time:  
     
10:00 am - 11:00 am 

*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 programs2@omdc.on.ca by 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
OMDC Magazine Fund Guidelinespdf icon
OMDC Magazine Fund FAQspdf icon
OMDC Magazine Fund Budget TemplateExcel icon

Application Form/Online Application Portal

Enquiries
Matt Hilliard-Forde
Program Consultant
Industry Initiatives
Phone:416-642-6627
mhilliard-forde@omdc.on.ca

OR

Bianca Spence
Program Coordinator, Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6652
bspence@omdc.on.ca

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 programs2@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 you are interested in. 

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Contact Us

Matt Hilliard-Forde
Program Consultant
Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6627
mhilliard-forde@omdc.on.ca

OR

Bianca Spence
Program Coordinator
Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6652
bspence@omdc.on.ca


Online Application Portal

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