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.

The 2016-17 GOA application period is now closed.

The 2017-18 application process for projects taking place between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 is scheduled to commence in the fall of 2016.

How to Apply

If your association wishes to apply in 2017-18 or if you have any questions, please contact the Trade Sectors Bureau by email at: GOA/