Performance Envelope Manual
The Performance Envelope Program is the main funding mechanism of the CMF. Broadcasters are allocated envelopes to support production in television and digital media based on past performance in commissioning and airing convergent projects.
The Performance Envelope Program was designed to provide a greater degree of funding predictability to both broadcasters and producers by allocating funds to broadcasters at the beginning of each fiscal year. The allocation of funds, known as envelopes, is applied to the Performance Envelope Program and to the Development Program.
The Performance Envelope Manual explains the management and administration policies of the Performance Envelope Program. It outlines the methodology by which envelopes are calculated, as well as the policies which govern their management and usage. This manual is published as a companion to the Performance Envelope Program guidelines, which include information largely geared towards project funding eligibility criteria.
The Development Manual provides broadcasters with a customized guide to the Development Program’s envelope system, details on the methodology by which the funding envelopes are calculated, as well as the policies which govern their management and usage. This manual is published as a companion to the Development Program guidelines.