Innovation Canada

We received the following information from the Government of Canada that may be
of interest to you. Innovation Canada is a new digital platform designed to match
businesses with the programs and services available through the Government to
support your efforts.



From funding to expert advice, there are hundreds of government programs and services
designed to help businesses like yours innovate, create jobs and grow Canada’s economy. But if
you can’t find them, you can’t take advantage of them. That’s why the Government of Canada
created Innovation Canada, a new one-stop-shop for everything government has to offer.
Innovation Canada’s digital
platform makes it simple—fun, even—to get “matched” with
the right services. In less than two minutes, you can find over 1,000 programs and services from
across the federal, provincial and territorial governments in Canada.

Go on, give it a try and see what the government can do for your business.

Du financement aux conseils d’experts, il existe des centaines de programmes et de services
gouvernementaux visant à aider les entreprises comme la vôtre à innover, à créer des emplois et
à faire croître l’économie du Canada. Cependant, si vous ne pouvez pas les trouver, vous ne
pouvez pas en profiter. C’est pourquoi le gouvernement du Canada a créé Innovation Canada, un
nouveau guichet unique pour tout ce que le gouvernement a à offrir.
plateforme numérique d’Innovation Canada vous permet de trouver, de façon simple et
amusante, les services qui vous conviennent. En moins de deux minutes, vous pouvez trouver
plus de 1 000 programmes et services offerts par le gouvernement fédéral ainsi que les
gouvernements provinciaux et territoriaux du Canada.

Allez-y, essayez la plateforme et voyez ce que le gouvernement peut faire pour votre entreprise.

Post Production Grant Workshops

Post Production Grant Workshops

The AMF held workshops in Calgary and Edmonton over the past two weeks to assist with the rollout of the Post Production Grant program. Thank you to Jeslene Quinn  and Amber Goldney from AMF for their time and efforts. We are also grateful to the Minister of Culture and Tourism and the Minister of Economic Development and Trade for creating this fund.

The goal is to use this program to grow and elevate Post-Production in Alberta. The application process is straight forward and the grant may be used to attract new business, hire more people and/or buy new equipment or some combination of the above. The AMF is very open, flexible and accomodating so if you are in any doubt as to whether or not you should apply or if you have any questions at all, please contact the AMF or any of the APPA Board members. 

AMF Post Grant -
Contact info

Happy Canada Day from the APPA Board!

Wishing you all a safe and happy weekend celebrating Canada's 150!

Information about the Alberta Media Fund Post Production Grant

APPA worked closely with The Minister of Culture and Tourism and the AMF to create the Post Production Grant Pilot Program announced in March 2017. Details below:

The Post-Production, Visual Effects and Digital Animation Grant assists post-production companies with a labour based grant, encouraging activity in the post-production, visual effects and digital animation sector in Alberta.
Organizations may apply for up to $200,000 in funding. Grants are calculated based on a percentage of specific Albertan labour expenses attributed to post-production, visual effects and digital animation services. Funding is awarded upon receipt of final reporting.

Deadline to apply: Ongoing – applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications must be submitted no later than six months following the project principal photography start date.

More information can be found at

APPA and Pond5 Team Up!

Pond5 has teamed up with APPA to offer members in good standing 50 free media clips and a further 10% discount on any other purchases using the discount code appasummer. This offer runs from June 1 until September 1, 2017.

Members can visit Pond5 at


Invite from Calgary FCPUG - POST NAB GAB

Date: Wednesday June 28, 2017
Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Applied Electronics, Unit 90, 2175 29 Street NE, Calgary AB T1Y 7H8

AVID, Applied Electronics and the Calgary FCPUG are joining forces to host an amazing night for catching up with industry events and the post production community. Learn what AVID announced at NABShow 2017. Talk with other members of th community that attended the NABShow as well to learn more about what is happening in the industry. And enjoy some food and drinks thanks to our good friends at AVID.

Also on display will be (almost) the latest MacBook Pro with an OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock and a 27" Dell UltraSharp 4K monitor. Let's talk about the now and future of Thunderbolt 3.

Of course, no event would be complete without door prizes. In addition to the usual generous selection of swag from the floor Applied Electronics will be offering a copy of AVID Media Composer to one lucky attendee. Bring a business card for this draw.

Please register here (event is free but they need to know numbers):