The Foundation for Canadian Comedy

The Foundation for Canadian Comedy (CANCOM) bolsters the creation of Canadian comedy intellectual property (IP) for presentation and distribution in Canada and the global digital media market.

Our Purpose

CANCOM stimulates the production of exceptional Canadian comedy IP by comedians, making Canada competitive when responding to market-driven and regulatory demands for such content. As a federally registered, not-for-profit incorporation, CANCOM creates new models of collaboration that benefit relevant Canadian comedy stakeholder organizations and government departments in the evolving digital media ecosystem.

Through investment in produced media, live performance and social media platforms, the foundation’s funding programs generate creative and promotional activities by independent Canadian comedy artists, (writers and performers), living and working in provinces and territories throughout the country. The result is that CANCOM builds and expands upon a wide pool of exceptional Canadian talent who are poised for success at home and abroad.

In establishing and enhancing pathways for success by Canadian comedians, as well as promoting and protecting Canadian arts and culture, CANCOM bolsters the artistic integrity and financial viability of Canada’s Cultural Sector.

The CANCOM AGM is scheduled for: Friday Jan. 29th, 2021 12pm EST. Contact: for details.

With funding from Ontario Creates and in partnership with the independent consulting firm Nordicity, CANCOM conducted a first-ever Profile of Ontario’s Comedy Content Creators in order to address their specific challenges and opportunities. The results were announced Wed. Dec. 16th, 10am EST at a live online event. Replay the livestream here:

PDF of the Final Report: Final Report, Comedy Creators

The views expressed in the study/project represent the views of The Foundation for Canadian Comedy (CANCOM) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.

Mission Statement

To bolster the creation of Canadian comedy intellectual property (IP) for presentation and distribution in Canada and the global market, made and owned by Canadian comedians through their collaborations with other industry stakeholders.


Contact Us

Get in touch with us for more information, how to collaborate or how to join the team.