No application deadlines | TELUS Fund will close during July and re-open in August for your requests.

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.

No application deadlines

Request an invitation to apply

TELUS Fund will close during July and re-open in August to receive your requests.

How to apply

  • Review the checklist below and the program guidelines:

  • FAQ

    Have questions? You will find answers to frequently asked questions here:

  • If your project meets the Minimum Support Requirements, request an invitation to apply at Attach to your email a brief project synopsis, a proposed financial structure, short bios of key personnel and copies of written support obtained to date from Expert Organizations, Third Party Financiers and Distribution Platforms (see Minimum Support Requirements in the Program Guidelines)

  • If you have received an invitation to apply from the Executive Director, submit your application form to

  • Typically we will confirm the eligibility of applications received within 10 business days and render funding decisions within 8 to 10 weeks

  • Positive funding decisions will have 90 days to meet our due diligence requirements and enter into a long form financing agreement.

Applicant checklist

  • The Applicant is experienced in the business of producing professional media content,

  • headquartered in Canada,

  • a for-profit taxable corporation (within the meaning of Canada’s Income Tax Act),

  • Canadian-controlled (Sections 26 to 28 of the Investment Canada Act), and

  • the owner of sufficient copyright permissions to create and exploit the content.

Content checklist

  • The Content is story-driven and demonstrates the potential to entertain, engage and enlighten the health choices of Canadians,

  • includes a significant contribution from the Canadian independent production sector,

  • intends to achieve a minimum Canadian content points, with appropriate exceptions for international ventures,

  • includes support from an Expert Organization(s) committed to ensuring the highest standard in the treatment of the health issue

  • has obtained a commitment to transmit the Content to Canadians from Distribution Platform(s),

  • has obtained cash financing of at least 5% of the budget from Third Party Financer(s),

  • meets the definition of eligible program categories, except News, Reporting and Actualities, or Sports, and

  • does not include plans to create or enhance a platform for transmitting programming.