Canada Media Fund opens new Covid-19 Recovery Fund –Third-language Allocation

Toronto, November 2, 2021 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) today announced it is opening funding applications to the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Recovery Fund allocated to independent television producers with projects in languages other than English or French. Click here to apply. Click here to access eligibility criteria.

In its 2021 budget the Government of Canada announced that the CMF would distribute $5 million over two years (2021-2022 and 2022-2023) to support the recovery of productions from the third-language community. This mandate aligns with the CMF’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in the screen industry.

Applicants may be eligible to receive a maximum contribution of $50,000 and may apply with no more than three TV projects produced in a language other than English or French that are the subject of an advertising revenue-share barter agreement with an eligible CRTC broadcaster.

Eligible Projects must be in one of three CRTC Programming categories: Category 1 (News), Category 2a (Analysis and Interpretation), or Category 11a (General entertainment and human interest). Projects must also have a CRTC "C" certification as a domestic Canadian Program.

Amongst other eligibility criteria, only producers who have not previously received a funding commitment from the CMF’s Convergent Stream, Experimental Stream or Sector Development Program are eligible to Apply.

Applicants must complete and include an Applicant Attestation and a Broadcaster Verification Form along with their application.

Applications will be accepted starting November 16, 2021 and the deadline to apply is January 13, 2022.

About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, promotes, develops and finances the production of Canadian content and relevant applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment through fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through industry and private sector partnerships. To learn more, please visit


For further information:

CMFPA Funding Application Office
[email protected]

Media contact:

André Ferreira
Senior Communications Manager
[email protected]