Export, Innovate, Invest - The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
Global Opportunities for Associations (formerly PEMD-A)
Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA), formerly the Program for Export Market Development - Associations (PEMD-A), provides contribution funding to support national associations undertaking new or expanded international business development activities, in strategic markets and sectors, for the benefit of an entire industry (member and non-member firms).
Annual non-repayable contributions range from a minimum of $20,000 to a maximum of $150,000 and the funding approvals are made for a one-year period for activities and related expenditures taking place between April 1 and March 31 of the following year. GOA provides matching funds of up to 50% of eligible expenses.
The 2015-16 GOA application period will open on December 2, 2014.
For details, please click on the "Updates" tab on the left.
How to Apply
If your association wishes to apply in 2015-16 or if you have any questions, please contact the Global Business Opportunities Bureau by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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