Federal Supports

Writers grants

Canada Council *Please note that these grants are for professional writers.

Writers are eligible for funding through a variety of programs available through the Canada Council. For more information visit canadacouncil.ca/funding/grants.

Public Landing Right
The Canada Council distributes annual payments to Canadian authors through the Public Lending Right (PLR) Program as compensation for the free public access to their books through Canadian public libraries. The registration period is open from February 15 through May 1 each year. Visit publiclendingright.ca for more information.

Publishing Grants and Funding

The Canadian government offers a number of funding options to assist publishers with their publishing programs. Funding is available at both the federal and provincial level, and eligibility varies based on the types of grants and funding organizations. For more information on provincial grants and funding, please visit your provincial government’s website.

For more information on federal funding, please see the list below.

Department of Canadian Heritage

Funding program: Canada Book Fund

The Canada Book Fund (CBF) ensures access to a diverse range of Canadian-authored books nationally and internationally, by fostering a strong book industry that publishes and markets Canadian-authored books.

The CBF’s Support for Publishers stream has two components: Business Development and Publishing Support.

For more information, visit: www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/book-fund.html

Canada Council for the Arts

Publishers of literary works are eligible for funding support through a range of programs offered by the Canada Council for the Arts.

For more information, visit: canadacouncil.ca/funding/grants