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 $250,000 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.

Applications are now being accepted for a 2015-16 supplemental funding round.

For details, please click on the "Updates" tab on the left.

If your association wishes to apply or if you have any questions, please contact the Global Business Opportunities Bureau by email at: goa@international.gc.ca.