Public Funding Bodies

Useful links and information on various funding bodies and sources of finance available to support the digital media industry. 

Ontario Media Development Corporation

Program Name: Interactive Digital Media Fund

Canada Media Fund

Program Name: Experimental Stream

Centre for Social Innovation

Program Name: The Ontario Catapult Microloan Fund for Social Ventures

Bell Fund

Program Name: DM Development Program

National Research Council Canada

Program Name: Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

FedDev Ontario


Centre for Social Innovation

The Ontario Catapult Microloan Fund for Social Ventures

Canadian Accelerated Visa Program
For non-Canadian companies

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Program Name: Intros for Canada