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.


Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-16 GOA application round.

The submission deadline for complete applications is January 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m. EST.

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