Industry Partners

The Alberta Partners for Arts and Culture is a coalition comprised of Alberta’s eight Provincial Arts Service Organizations and four Cultural Industry Associations, including the Alberta Craft Council, Alberta Dance Alliance, Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society, Alberta Media Production Industries Association, Alberta Music, Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta, Book Publishers Association of Alberta, Regroupment artistique francophone de l’Alberta, Theatre Alberta, Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC and Writers’ Guild of Alberta. 

Burke has been a print industry leader for over 100 years and has worked tirelessly to become a true one-stop shop for our customers. Burke’s celebrated design department specializes in magazine and publication design. We are a Canada Post Smartmail Expert Partner and run a top-of-the-line mail house. Our 40 inch offset press and in-house bindery department make publication production a breeze. We work daily to make our customers’ publishing process simple, fast and consistent from conception to completion.

From partnering with small companies, to working with larger publishers and juggling complicated distribution lists – Burke is here to make your magazine a success! We are Edmonton’s leading media supplier, and your single source partner.

Canada Post delivers to all 15.8 million addresses in Canada, connecting businesses and residents from coast to coast to coast. With the largest delivery and retail network in the nation, our reach is unparalleled. We are proud to offer a reliable delivery service to our customers. Our suite of direct mail solutions allows businesses to get their brand into their customer’s hands using a Smartmail MarketingTM approach, which combines the power of physicality, data and connectivity to build loyalty and drive action.

At CBN Commercial Solutions, we deliver innovative magazine printing solutions that elevate. For over 100 years we’ve been providing our clients with expert advice to create work of exceptional quality.

CBN Commercial Solutions was formed through the merger of McAra Printing and Unicom Graphics, and is committed to being Alberta’s leading full-service offset and digital printer specializing in magazines and commercial printing. Our state-of-the-art Heidelberg 10 colour UV perfecting press with high-speed inline sheet inspection makes short work of long magazine runs and gives publishers unprecedented access to a wide range of special finishes and effects with assured quality. Our comprehensive in-house bindery, mailing and fulfillment service ensures your magazine is on time and on budget.

For special editions choose from a wide variety of special finishing options including die cuts, varnishes and foiling. In a sea of same, our team of trained professions is committed to making your publication shine.

As a leading provider of outsourced business processes to media companies across Canada and the world, CDS Global delivers innovative and flexible subscription management, digital entitlement, eCommerce, business intelligence and reporting, customer service and marketing solutions. CDS Global’s multichannel model enables you to reach your audience in new ways through digital and e-media offerings that help you monetize the digital revolution and extend your brand.

Founded in 1972, CDS Global is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst and employs 2,200 people worldwide. With offices in Markham and Montreal, CDS Global serves businesses across Canada in both English and French, and delivers services worldwide to clients in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.

CentralWeb is a commercial heatset web printer with production facilities in Calgary and Edmonton. With six press lines, state of the art prepress, Bindery and in-house mail, we are able to offer a wide range of complete print services. Since our inception in 1967, we have been committed to the success of our customers by providing high quality products and service.

Inovva is the recently established, wholly-owned subsidiary of EquiSoft. We have over 20 years of experience providing media and publishing companies with state-of-the-art digital tools that will accelerate and drive their growth. Our in-depth industry knowledge and experienced team allow us to add value to publishers every step of the way.

Our extensive, web-based offerings include PublisherElements –  a fully integrated suite of tools covering every element of your content management and subscriptions needs  –  and Publish2Profit – a comprehensive set of ad sales and circulation management tools designed to increase productivity and profits.

We work closely with our customers to help them rethink their businesses, better serve their readers across the evolving publishing landscape and prosper in the digital economy.

JWN is Canada’s oldest and most recognized source for oil & gas information, providing authoritative print and digital publications, data sets, maps, charts, directories, industry events and conferences, and specialized consulting services. Its flagship monthly magazine, Oilweek, was launched in 1948 and the Daily Oil Bulletin has chronicled the oil and gas industry since 1937.  JWN, with offices in Calgary and Edmonton, is a unit of Vancouver-based multimedia corporation Glacier Media Inc.

The Lowe-Martin Group works with publishers of more than 275 magazine titles. We do not compete with them by publishing our own magazines. Instead, we develop solutions that include a consistent, high-quality product, a reliable and specialized service team, worry-free production, and a business partnership focused on publishers’ ongoing success.

We provide a full range of services in-house: data, prepress, print, binding, inkjetting, polybagging, and mail preparation.
Magazines are your business; helping you succeed is our business.

Magazines Canada is the national trade association representing Canadian-owned, Canadian-content consumer, cultural, specialty, professional and business media magazines. French and English member titles offer a wide range of topics including business, professional, news, politics, sports, arts and culture, leisure, lifestyle, women and youth, made available on multiple platforms. The association focuses on government affairs, services to the advertising trade, circulation marketing and the development of career skills for and the recognition of excellence among the people who work in Canada’s magazine media.

Privately owned and operated since 1928, Mitchell Press is the one of the largest commercial heat-set web printing companies in Western Canada. Located in Burnaby, British Columbia, Mitchell Press produces a wide variety of commercial print projects within a strict environmental framework for clients throughout Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. The high quality, superb service and fast turnaround that customers receive comes from a lifetime of experience and a commitment to innovation and integrity.

Mount Royal University’s four-year Bachelor of Communication – Journalism degree aims to develop entrepreneurial multi-media communications skills grounded in critical thinking and ethical and professional practices. Students contribute to The Calgary Journal, an award-winning community news organization that produces a multi-media website, bi-monthly print news magazine and documentaries. Classes blend practice and theory for a broad-based education of value for many career choices. Our faculty members blend extensive professional experience with current media research expertise. We focus on nurturing student journalists’ abilities in a supportive environment geared toward student success. Among other program requirements, journalism students must complete one paid four-month, full-time, supervised professional work experience (450 hour minimum), from either May – August, September – December, or January – April.

Pier & Anchor Media Inc is the proud, independent publisher of  Chestermere Anchor CityNews, and the Langdon News,  reaching all the residents of Chestermere and Langdon  with good old-fashioned free door-to-door delivery, providing those community’s  active, educated and affluent readers with hyper-local news, community events, sports, politics, art and social issues.

Star Press is the International leader in web offset ultraviolet printing with numerous awards from the Web Offset Association and more than 10 years experience with web UV. Our unique combination of UV inks, high gloss paper and in house saddle stitcher and trimmer allows for cost effective, quick turnarounds for medium and long run magazines and glossy tabloids. We also maintain our own delivery fleet with client viewable GPS so you can be assured your job will arrive on time and on budget.
Star Press. Bright Print. Brilliant Service.

As Canada’s largest printer, with operations in print, flexible packaging, publishing and digital media, TC Transcontinental’s mission is to create products and services that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers.

In the printing industry since 1976, TC Transcontinental has extensive experience partnering with magazine publishers: understanding their challenges and providing solutions to reduce their production cycle; streamlining workflow processes and costs; and delivering constant high quality and innovative products to the market.

Respect, teamwork, performance and innovation are strong values held by the Corporation and its employees. Through our commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility, we rely on a range of sustainable forest products and we believe that our responsible paper purchasing policy has a significant impact on the forest and paper industries.

Wordfest™ connects Calgarians to life-changing ideas from some of today’s most compelling authors. Our programming is accessible, engaging and fun. Events feature genres fiction, non-fiction, poetry and spoken word performances, current event panels, workshops, film & art installations, youth and multilingual programming, in-school performances and featured events with some of the most-talked-about writers of the season. Wordfest presents live events throughout the year in addition to over 70 writers at its main Festival from October 9 to 15, 2017.

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AMPA acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) of the Department of Canadian Heritage, as well as the Government of Alberta through the Alberta Multimedia Development Fund (AMDF) towards our project costs.

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