Canadian Magazine Industry News
30 May 2016,     TORONTO

Reminder: COPA early bird deadline June 3

 
The 2016 Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs) early bird deadline is this Friday, June 3. The discount fee is $95 per entry.

30 May 2016,     TORONTO

Corporate Knights seek nominations for 30 under 30

The 2015 youth issue cover
Corporate Knights magazine is dedicating its October 2016 issue to youth leading the way on sustainability issues.

At the centre of this issue will be a top 30 under 30 list. Corporate Knights is looking for a variety of innovators including, social entrepreneurs, business leaders, budding politicians, impactful bureaucrats, up-and-coming scientists and innovative activists, who want to create a more equitable and sustainable economic system.

27 May 2016,     ONTARIO

The OMDC magazine fund deadline approaches

The OMDC Magazine Fund deadline is three days away. The fund supports the development of Ontario-based businesses by creating and implementing initiatives for publishers to reach their business and marketing goals.

24 May 2016,     TORONTO

#MagNet16 is two weeks away

 
MagNet is officially two weeks away. There is still time to register to attend one of the largest gatherings of magazine industry experts in North America.
 

24 May 2016,     CANADA

Help shape Canada’s federal review of cultural policy

 Mélanie Joly
The Government of Canada is conducting a pre-questionnaire to learn about the difficulties associated with Canadian content creation, discovery and export in a digital world.

The questionnaire comes after Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly recently announced that there would be a comprehensive review of Canada’s cultural policy, including the Copyright Act.

20 May 2016,     TORONTO

Munro’s Books is Canada’s Retailer of the Year

 
Munro’s Books is Magazines Canada’s Retailer of the Year. Every year the organization recognizes a retailer “who actively cultivates the connection between consumers and Canadian magazines.”  The BC-based bookstore began carrying magazines in the 1990s.

The award will be presented at the Magazines Canada reception on Thursday June 9, 2016 at MagNet, at the Courtyard Toronto.


Read more about this year’s winner on the Magazine Canada website.

17 May 2016,     TORONTO

Finalists for the CSME Editors’ Choice Awards announced

 
The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) has announced the finalists for its annual Editors’ Choice Awards. Winners will be announced during MagNet at the CSME gala on Wednesday June 8, 2016.

17 May 2016,     TORONTO

S/magazine appoints new editor-in-chief

 
S/magazine and sstylemagazine.com have a new editor-in-chief. With over 10 years of experience writing for magazines including ELLE Canada, Fashion, The Kit, House & Home, The Globe & Mail and InStyle—Kristen Vinakmens will take the helm of the Contempo Media-published magazine.

Vinakmens’ most recent position was editor-in-chief of Cosmetics magazine.

17 May 2016,     ONTARIO

CMG founder Rob Harris passes away

 
Rob Harris, founder, editor-in-chief and publisher of Canada Moto Guide (CMG), an online motorcycle e-zine, has passed away.

According to the CMG website, Harris died in a motorcycle crash in Ontario on May 15, 2016. Friends and family have take to the CMG website to express their condolences.

10 May 2016,     WINNIPEG

ANNA Magazine enters the digital world

 
The last time Masthead spoke with Mari Loewen, founder and editorial director of ANNA Magazine, it was 2012 and she was holding a Toronto launch to expand her brand, after seeing success in Western Canada. Fast forward to 2016 and Loewen has launched her lifestyle platform everything-anna.com, where her food-meets-inspiration publication will be available digitally. For Loewen, the move to the digital world wasn’t an easy one, but it was necessary.

“It’s no secret that the print business is very difficult,” she said. “We were in the position where we had grants and things were more in our favour, and almost overnight these large bodies made choices that affected—especially someone that is an independent publisher.

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