Canadian Publishing Industry News
27 September 2019,     TORONTO

Observer Becomes Broadview

New name and design
New name and design
Canada's oldest continuously published magazine is new again. With fully redesigned and renamed Broadview magazine . Broadview, formerly known as The United Church Observer, brings a progressive Christian lens to spirituality, ethical living and social justice stories, while continuing to deliver news and views about The United Church of Canada. This is the fourth name in the magazine's 190-year history. Broadview has been launched with the publication's May 2019 issue.

27 September 2019,     MONTREAL

Pierre Marcoux Buys Benefits Canada

 
Benefits Canada, Canadian Investment Review, Les Affaires and several other  business properties have been sold to Contex Group Inc., a  media company headed by Pierre Marcoux, son of Transcontinental founder Remi Marcoux.Transcontinental  said most of the employees in the divested businesses will be retained by the new owners but that about 20 people will have their employment let go.

27 September 2019,     OTTAWA

Dollco Now An Independent Magazine Printer

 

Dollco Ottawa Plant
Dollco Ottawa Plant
An investment group led by Direct Response Media Group  has acquire the assets and ongoing business interests of Lowe-Martin's web magazine printing business. The company, led by CEO Patrick Periard, is operating  under the name Dollco Print Solutions Group. Lowe-Martin's magazine division printed over 350 magazines .  All staff from the magazine printing division transferred over to the new company . Also included is all the web offset equipment at the St. Laurent facilities .  Lowe-Martin bought Dollco Printing a magazine printer back in April of 2012.

7 July 2019,     TORONTO

John Galbraith Closing Publishing Company and Retiring

After 40 years of magazine publishing
After 40 years of magazine publishing
 John H. Galbraith  publisher of magazines and directories for the Canadian printing industry, has announced the closing of Galbraith Publishing Co., and his retirement after more than 40 years of advertising and publishing executive experience in various industries in primarily in the printing and publishing industries. Publisher of Maclean Hunter's Canadian Printer & Publisher for 18 years,

11 June 2019,     TORONTO

Emma Reddington is New Editor-in-Chief House & Home

Emma Reddington Editor-in-Cheif
Emma Reddington Editor-in-Chief
The new Editor-in-Chief of House & Home magazine and Maison & Demeure, its French language sister publication, is Emma Reddington. Her resume includes several years working as a food and prop stylist before becoming an exhibition designer at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Always a fan of media and especially magazines, Emma then joined the editorial team at Chatelaine in 2013 where she became Home Director, before moving to House & Home Media. Emma is best known for her popular home decorating blog,

11 June 2019,     SIMCOE, ONTARIO

New Group Publisher at Annex

Todd Humber , Group Publisher
Todd Humber , Group Publisher
 Annex Business Media has appointed Todd Humber to the role of Group Publisher.Reporting to chief operating officer Scott Jamieson. Todd has extensive experience in B2B and mainstream media. He started his career as a junior at the Woodstock Sentinel-Review and served as editor of the Oshawa News and senior editor of the Port Hope Evening Guide and Cobourg Daily Star. He spent the last two decades of his career at Thomson Reuters, serving most recently as publisher and editor-in-chief of Canadian HR Reporter

22 May 2019,    

COPA Call for Entries is Now Open

 

The 2019 COPA Awards program this year has been tweaked to reflect the needs and trends of the industry.After consultation with key members of the judging panel and publishers, this year the COPAs will put a stronger focus on the various channels content is published on and we will have awards for print and digital; email; digital editions; mobile apps and website. These channel categories will allow publishers to demonstrate some of their digital wizardry and design skills. The Social Media and Brand Content categories been tweaked to accommodate the growing use of influencer campaigns.

1 May 2019,     KINGSTON, ONTARIO

Your Workplace Redesigned On 20th Anniversary

Redesign and added features
Redesign and added features
Your Workplace magazine serving the HR and workplace communities, has announce a new magazine look and redesign of its website in commemoration of its 20th year servicing the community. Your Workplace has also added new  features to its offerings including celebrations of HR professionals, rankings, directories and a host of resources and tools that will be invaluable to the HR community. Your Workplace has also re-worked its content offerings

1 May 2019,     TORONTO

National Paid Internship Program Announced

 
 
Applications are now open for Canadian magazine publishers to participate in Magazines Canada's 2019 National Paid Internship Program.The National Paid Internship Program offers participating publishers funding to reimburse 50% of the salary and payroll benefit expenses for a full-time internship position of up to six months.
Made possible with support from the Government of Canada via the Department of Canadian Heritage's Canada Periodical Fund,

19 April 2019,     TORONTO

Sharine Taylor Is Magazines Canada Fellows

Sharine Taylor of Bashy Magazine
Sharine Taylor of Bashy Magazine

Magazines Canada has announce that the third annual Magazines Canada Fellow is Sharine Taylor, a Toronto-based music and culture writer and editor. She is also the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of BASHY Magazine, a quarterly print and digital publication made by and for Jamaica and its diaspora. Currently a contributing writer at Noisey, she has written on and about Jamaica and Caribbean music, culture and news, and her bylines have appeared on Dazed, Nylon, The FADER, Hazlitt, Shondaland, ReWire, BuzzFeed, Pitchfork, in addition to many other notable publications.

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