The TD Niagara Jazz Festival would not be possible without the support of Government Funding.  The funding obtained to run the festival covers almost half of the total budget.  The TD NJF is forever grateful for this generous support.

Ontario Creates:  Ontario Creates is an agency of the provincial government whose mandate is to be a catalyst for economic development, investment and collaboration in Ontario’s creative industries including the music, book, magazine, film, television and interactive digital media sectors, both domestically and internationally.Ontario Creates is committed to delivering high-impact support that creates jobs and economic opportunities for Ontarians and that contributes to an advantageous business environment for growth. Through targeted programs and services, support for innovation, and by leveraging public and private partnerships, Ontario Creates builds the capacity and competitiveness of the Province’s creative industries to deliver award-winning content that is enjoyed by audiences across Ontario and around the world.The Ontario Music Investment Fund (OMIF) was launched in 2020 with the aim to protect and rebuild Ontario’s lively and diverse music industry by supporting the economic growth of music trade associations and service organizations in the music sector.

The Ontario Creates has supported the TD NJF for their 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 festivals.








Celebrate Ontario:   

Celebrate Ontario is an annual program that helps festivals and events enhance their programs, activities and services. This support helps grow tourism in the province by making it easier for event organizers to offer new and improved experiences that will attract more tourists and increase visitor spending.




Niagara Region:   The Niagara Region supports the festival through the NIC stream (see below) and has generously done so for the past 7 years.


Niagara Investment in Culture (NIC):

This program provides incentives that promote Niagara culture by investing in innovative, collaborative projects throughout the region.  The following TD NJF programs and initiatives have been supported by the NIC in the past:  2015:  Fiesta Stage /  2016:  JAZZ in the PARK / 2017:  LIVE LEARN JAZZ – A Canadiana Suite / 2018:  WORLD MUSIC on the BEACH / 2019:  Niagara’s Summer MARDI GRAS / 2020:  HUNGRY 4 HAMMOND Series / 2021:  Emancipation Day Event

 The City of St. Catharines

For the 2nd year in a row the City of St. Catharines has generously supported the TD Niagara Jazz Festival through its’ Festivals and Events stream.  Many of the TD NJF’s venues are situated in St. Catharines:  The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Market Square, Henry of Pelham Winery, Mahtay Café and Lounge, the Niagara Artists Centre, Laura Secord Secondary School, Ridley College and Cats Caboose to name a few.  For 2017 the City of St. Catharines supported the LIVE LEARN JAZZ – A Canadiana Suite initiative as well as the Jazz 4 the Ages Youth Competition.

NOTL Discretionary Grant:

Discretionary grants are offered by Council to financially assist organizations, events and activities whose functions, in Council’s estimation, improve the quality of life of the people in the Town.  The Town of NOTL has supported the TDNJF for its 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 festivals.

Canada Summer Jobs:

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities. It provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

Canada Summer Experience:

The Summer Experience Program (SEP) provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, municipalities, Indigenous organizations and First Nation communities in order to create meaningful summer employment opportunities for students.  SEP positions must focus on activities supporting key sectors within the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, including citizenship, voluntarism, seniors, women, tourism, culture, sport and recreation and offer training for future careers or work experience in skills transferable to the general workforce.