Ontario Creates Book Fund 2023-2024
Ontario Creates is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 cycle of the Book Fund. The Book Fund supports the business development of independent Ontario-based book publishers. Funding is provided for marketing initiatives that promote the works of Canadian authors to both foreign and domestic markets, as well as activities that enable publishers to build on their capacity to achieve business development goals. Eligible projects should have clear and measurable objectives.

Book Fund: Diversity Enhancement Stream
The Ontario Creates Book Fund supports project applications from companies who do not meet the eligibility requirements for this program through a time-limited Diversity Enhancement. Companies with ownership that is racially diverse, Francophone, or otherwise meets dimensions of the provincial definition of diversity, may be eligible to apply for up to $15,000 in project support. Please see the appendix of the Program Guidelines for details.

Program Deadline: Thursday, June 1, 2023 5:00 PM ET

Guidelines and Application Process
Complete Guidelines and the link to the Online Application Portal (OAP) are posted on the Ontario Creates website:

All applications must be submitted via the Ontario Creates Online Application Portal (OAP).

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to watch the pre-recorded Information Session.

For further information, please send an email to programs2@ontariocreates.ca or contact:

Bianca Spence
Program Consultant, Industry Development (Books)
Direct phone: 416-642-6698

Ontario Creates
175 Bloor Street East | South Tower | Suite 501 Toronto | Ontario M4W 3R8
Main phone: 416-314-6858