Canadian Magazine Industry News
19 September 2016,     TORONTO

COPA finalists announced

The finalists for the 2016 Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs) have been announced. Currently in its eighth year, the annual awards have grown to include digital publishing.


19 September 2016,     MONTREAL

Les Affaires Group has a new editor-in-chief

 Julie Cailliau
TC Media has appointed Julie Cailliau as its editor-in-chief of Les Affaires Group, where she will be responsible for the content strategy of the Les Affaires newspaper, as well as, and finance magazine, Les Affaires Plus. Cailliau has been the interim editor-in-chief since April.

“In an industry undergoing profound transformation, this new mandate has its share of challenges,” Cailliau said,  “but I am taking it on with confidence and determination. Our team of journalists is solid and is driven by innovation.

19 September 2016,     TORONTO

OWL goes digital

OWL Magazine is going digital with the launch of OWLconnected eMAG, a bi-weekly current affairs digital magazine for readers ages 9-13. In June, OWL launched its current affairs website


13 September 2016,     COLLINGWOOD, ON

OUR HOMES Media appoints national sales director

Amanda Newell
OUR HOMES Media Group Inc., has appointed Amanda Newell as its first ever national director of sales.

In her new position she will shape the national focus of the magazines and showcase their appeal to brand advertisers. Newell’s previous roles include senior management positions at the CBC, The Toronto Star and Rogers Media.
“OUR HOMES magazines are widely read by discerning homeowners across Ontario,” managing director of sales and marketing Jamie Jefferson, said.

13 September 2016,     SOUTH SIMCOE, ON

Annex acquires Turf & Recreation magazine

Annex Business Media has acquired Turf & Recreation magazine from Delhi, ON-based Turf & Recreation Publishing Inc.

Turf & Recreation’s demographic includes golf course superintendents, lawn and landscape contractors, sports turf managers and municipal grounds managers.

13 September 2016,     TORONTO

S/ magazine unveils new look

S/ magazine’s latest issue features a sleek new look, which was unveiled on Sept.8, during its S/Festival Gala—also  day one of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

The fall issue featuring actress Marion Cotillard, and showcases the publications new editorial direction featuring high-impact visuals, bolder editorial photoshoots, in-depth reads on trends and an overall focus on inspiring women in creative fields.

6 September 2016,     TORONTO

Newsstand results for first half of 2016

MagNet, the U.S.-based data clearing house, has just released its newsstand results for the first half of 2016.

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6 September 2016,     TORONTO

Tips for future journalists

What would you have liked to know before you entered into the world of journalism? Was there any tips that could have saved you a late night or an embarrassing phone call? J-source asked this very question and received an outpouring of responses from working journalists. Visit the website to read the responses—and more importantly forward them to any budding journalists in your life.


2 September 2016,     QUEBEC CITY

Touring magazine is now CAA-Quebec

Touring Magazine will now be known as CAA-Quebec and has released its first issue under its new name.

The magazine will now include a new page, My City, and a new column, Magic Moments. It will continue to provide advice and inspiration to readers on travel, residential, insurance and automotive manners.

CAA-Quebec has also announced that it’s available in a digital edition on the App Store as well as Google Play.

30 August 2016,     VANCOUVER, BC

Megaphone’s executive director steps down

Sean Condon
Megaphone magazine’s executive director has announced that he is leaving the publication for a position with the Vancity Community Foundation.

For ten years Sean Condon worked at the helm of Megaphone, a magazine sold in Victoria and Vancouver by homeless and low-income vendors.

Megaphone is published monthly by the not-for-profit Street Corner Media Foundation, which vendors buy for 75 cents and sell the magazine for $2.

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