Canadian Magazine Industry News
30 July 2015,     TORONTO

CSME to launch mentorship program

The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) is launching a mentorship program in Fall 2015, to help fellow editors further their careers and develop leadership skills.

Those interested in being a mentor/mentee—no matter your level of experience— can contact the CSME at The program will involve meeting up with your mentor/mentee at least once every two months.

30 July 2015,     REGINA, SK

Briarpatch appoints new editor

Briarpatch has appointed Tanya Andrusieczko as its new editor. Andrusieczko has a background in feminist political sociology and Indigenous studies, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan, and is currently wrapping up a Master of Science degree in political sociology at the LSE. Andrusieczko is also the founder of The Feminist Summer Camp.

Andrusieczko will start in September.

29 July 2015,     TORONTO

The Grid’s Laas Turnbull joins ZoomerMedia

Zoomer Media has appointed Laas Turnbull as first audience officer, ZoomerMedia and co-publisher, Zoomer Magazine.

In the newly created position of first audience officer, Turnbull will lead the IT and digital content team in aggregating audiences across all media properties to leverage their combined impact and engagement.

In his role as co-publisher, Turnbull will support Gord Poland, executive vice-president and chief operating officer and Zoomer’s veteran publisher, to grow the company’s commercial success.

29 July 2015,     TORONTO

ELLE Canada taps into the virtual world for its September issue

ELLE Canada has pushed the envelope with its latest cover. Not only will its September issue be 236 pages long, but it will also feature a cover and accompanying photo spread that was filmed using cutting edge virtual reality technology (VR).


27 July 2015,     TORONTO

SBC Media files for bankruptcy protection

SBC Media, home to publications including SBC Surf, SBC Wakeboard, SBC Business and Snowboard Canada magazine, has filed for bankruptcy protection in a move that has surprised SBC Media's group editorial director, Scott Birke.

The following statement was published on the SBC Business website:

It is with great regret that SBC Media Inc. has announced that it has filed for bankruptcy protection. Rosen Goldberg Inc. has been appointed to oversee company assets and will be reviewing expressions of interest received from a number of parties. It is anticipated that the sale process will be organized quickly to maintain SBC's longstanding action sports lifestyle media brands so they can continue to support the amazing industry, photographers, filmers, writers, riders, events and community-at-large for decades more. For clarification, the Wakestock event is a separate entity and is not part of the bankruptcy proceeding.

27 July 2015,     TORONTO

enRoute has a new editor-in-chief

 enRoute's new EIC, Jean-François Légaré
Air Canada’s enRoute magazine has hired Jean-François Légaré as its new editor-in-chief, replacing Ilana Weitzman, who has been promoted to content director, Air Canada Media and editorial director, Air Canada enRoute.

Weitzman has been with the magazine since Septemeber 2005.

“Air Canada’s content channels have grown in scope and reach over the past year, and I’m delighted Ilana will now be overseeing the entire Air Canada Media content ecosystem,” executive vice president of content at Spafax, Nino Di Cara, said.

23 July 2015,     TORONTO

Untapped magazine wants readers to find their flow

 Vol 1. No. 0 of Untapped magazine
It was 16 years ago that Michael Brooke launched Concrete Wave, a magazine dedicated to longboarding. Yesterday he launched his new venture Untapped Magazine, dedicated to helping people find their flow. It was only fitting that the launch party took place the Rest Nest Float Club in Yorkville, a provider of float therapy.

So what is flow? According to Brooke its when you lose track of time, you’re “in the zone,” loving life and completely filled with joy.

21 July 2015,     BRITISH COLUMBIA

The Syrup Trap brings its humour to print

The Syrup Trap, a Canadian satirical news website has made its way to print for the first and maybe last (their words) time.

The humour magazine was started by a group of University of British Columbia students, inspired by America’s online answer to satire, The Onion.

The first print issue of The Syrup Trap is available in the latest issue of Geist magazine 

16 July 2015,     MANITOBA

MMPA celebrates 30 years with subscription offer

To celebrate 30 years of supplying Manitoba-based magazine publishers with professional development, networking and group activities, The Manitoba Magazine Publishers’ Association (MMPA) is offering readers a mega-pack magazine subscription deal.

geez,Canada's History and Horse Country are some of the publications available in the offer

15 July 2015,     TORONTO

InBetween makes the leap to Kobo, Kindle on July 20

 The August/September 2015 issue
InBetween, the digital magazine that aims to make parenting tween, teens and young adults a little bit easier, is now available on Kobo, and will hit Kindle newsstands on July 20.

The magazine was launched in 2013, and was distributed through Issuu, until now.

American readers will be able to purchase InBetween through Kindle/Amazon, and both American and Canadians can purchase issues of the magazine through Kobo, a company with 11 million subscribers across North America.

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