The Slate Development Program is a selective program that supports Canadian production companies in building and diversifying their slates by offering financial support for the development of original intellectual property (“IP”) with the intent to grow and foster the independent production industry.

Slate applications may include two or three projects and must have market interest from an approved broadcasters, platform or distributor. Please see the Slate Development Program Guidelines for more details.

Important Dates

Dates to be announced

Guidelines, Policies and Application Components - Coming Soon

Slate Development Program

The full list and templates of Guidelines, Policies and Application Components will be available in the upcoming weeks.
Applicants are expected to check this page regularly to stay informed about documentation updates.

Questions or need help ?

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Telephone : 416-977-8145

Accessibility Support

The Bell Fund welcomes applications from people with disabilities, people who are deaf, and people who have barriers to accessing technology. Support for application assistance is also available to First Nations, Inuit or Métis applicants facing language, geographic and/or cultural barriers.

Upon request, the Bell Fund may commit funds of up to $500 towards service providers to assist with the preparation of an application to Bell Fund Programs.

Services may include, but are not limited to, assistance in creating an account and navigate the Online Application Portal or the Bell Fund Self-ID Portal; transcribe/edit/organize/translate application materials.

Please note that receiving Accessibility Support funds does not guarantee a successful application nor will it impact evaluation scores during the application evaluation process. To request support, please contact Bell Fund at least four (4) weeks before the applicable closing deadline for a Program.