Production Financing

Production funding is available for fully developed, production-ready proposals to create, launch, promote, and drive reach and engagement leading up to and during the first year of the launch.

How to apply

Check eligibility

Use the checklist below to confirm your company and project are eligible, and review the Program Guidelines.

Check your project alignment

Use our new alignment tool to determine if your project is a good fit for TELUS Fund.

Request an invitation to apply

Use our new alignment tool to upload the project synopsis, team bios, financial structure, and letters of support needed.

Check your project alignment

Use our NEW alignment tool to see if your project is likely to receive financing from TELUS Fund. It takes only 5 minutes to complete.

Projects with strong likelihood of success can upload their documents and request an invitation to apply.

If you’ve already had a play with the tool, we’d love to hear what you think. Send us a message with your feedback.


The applicant is:

  • checkmark_1 experienced in the business of producing professional media content
  • checkmark_1 headquartered in Canada
  • checkmark_1 a for-profit taxable corporation (within the meaning of Canada’s Income Tax Act)
  • checkmark_1 Canadian-controlled (Sections 26 to 28 of the Investment Canada Act)
  • checkmark_1 the owner of sufficient copyright permissions to create and exploit the content

The content:

  • checkmark_1 is story-driven and demonstrates the potential to entertain, engage and enlighten the health choices of Canadians
  • checkmark_1 includes a significant contribution from the Canadian independent production sector
  • checkmark_1 intends to achieve a minimum Canadian content points, with appropriate exceptions for international ventures
  • checkmark_1 includes support from an Expert Organization(s) committed to ensuring the highest standard in the treatment of the health issue
  • checkmark_1 has obtained a commitment to transmit the content to Canadians from Distribution Platform(s)
  • checkmark_1 has obtained cash financing of at least 5% of the budget from Third Party Financer(s)
  • checkmark_1 meets the definition of eligible program categories, except News, Reporting and Actualities, or Sports
  • checkmark_1 does not include plans to create or enhance a platform for transmitting programming

What have we already funded?

Discover health content that has received support from TELUS Fund.

What is discoverability?

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