The Foundation for Canadian Comedy

The Foundation for Canadian Comedy (CANCOM) bolsters the creation of Canadian comedy content made and owned by independent professional comedy artists.



The CANCOM funding infrastructure is designed to stream resources for development and creation of Canadian comedy IP made by independent Canadian comedians and comedy troupes.

Comedians will have access to grants for financial and promotional support for the planning, development, writing and performance of original comedy content for presentation and distribution on the global digital media market. See our two programs below:

  1. The Comedy Content Creator Grant is presented, in part, by the onVIVA Live Video Network.
  2. The Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award is presented by the Ontario Arts Foundation (OAF) and CANCOM.

Our Purpose

The Foundation for Canadian Comedy (CANCOM) stimulates the creation of Canadian comedy at all critical junctures of comedy artists’ creative expression and the production of exceptional Canadian comedy Intellectual Property (IP). CANCOM’s financial support and service programs will enable comedy artists to explore their independent, creative journeys, as well as make professional artists in Canada competitive when responding to market-driven and regulatory demands for comedy content.

As a federally registered, not-for-profit incorporation, CANCOM supports comedy content being made and owned by Canadian comedy artists independently, as well as creates new models of collaboration. These new models benefit independent comedy artists and relevant Canadian comedy stakeholder organizations and government departments in the diverse, live theatrical performance and evolving digital media ecosystem.


Mission Statement

To bolster the artistic expression of independent professional comedy artists and the creation of Canadian comedy intellectual property (IP) for presentation and distribution in Canada and the global digital market.


Comedy Grants

The Foundation for Canadian Comedy (CANCOM) is launching a pilot funding campaign for Canadian comedy artists. This pilot campaign is presented, in part, by the onVIVA Live Video Network.


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