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Please note that the funds may update programs, guidelines and FAQs without notice. Please visit the website of any fund you are interested in for further details.

For additional programs, check out funding opportunities for provinces and territories.

A national CBC initiative for Deaf and disabled creators developed in partnership with ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto, which will provide training, mentorship and, on select projects, financing support to create scripted and documentary screen-based content.

The Canada Media Fund’s Accessibility Support offers financial assistance for individuals who identify as persons with disabilities in overcoming possible barriers during the application process to the CMF’s funding programs.

With our commitment to establish and support a voice for Canadians with disabilities, AMI is currently facilitating the creation of this industry office with funding from the CMF and Telefilm Canada.

The Ontario Arts Council’s Deaf and Disability Arts Projects is a program that supports Ontario-based artists who are Deaf and/or have a disability. It provides funding for various art practices (including filmmaking) in three categories: creation, production and professional development.

Projects involving Deaf artists and artists with disabilities may apply for an additional TAC grant by completing the Accessibility Expenses section of the application and including the requisite information in their budget. Accessibility costs include but are not limited to ASL interpretation, audio description, closed captioning, communications assistants, attendant care (including helpers for Elders), support workers and equipment rentals or other supports required to meet artists’ accessibility needs.