The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) sustains a healthy and thriving magazine industry by serving the people who publish, create, print and distribute an uniquely Albertan view of the world. We’re a classroom, a forum, a newsletter, an advocate and a united voice for magazine publishers in the province. Since 1997, we’ve supported Alberta magazines through promotion, advancement, and practical programs that foster professional development and industry growth.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association stands with those calling for justice for racialized communities who are affected by systemic racism, institutional bias and violence. We remain committed to promoting historically excluded groups and condemning racism. We stand in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour in the fight to end racism by working to increase diversity in the magazine publishing sector and the amplification of BIPOC voices.
AMPA commits to taking active steps to foster a magazine community based on the values of inclusivity, diversity, accountability and accessibility. As part of that, we have renewed our commitment to increasing diversity in our programming and amongst speakers at our events.
Steps AMPA is currently taking:
- AMPA, in partnership with the Magazine Association of BC, launched a national survey in 2020 to collect information on representation of equity-seeking groups and diversity in magazine content. We will use the survey to inform and guide strategies and initiatives that will contribute to a more diverse and inclusive magazine media industry.
- We launched the Indigenous Internship Program, to create opportunities for Indigenous peoples to explore and pursue careers in magazine media supported by mentoring and networking opportunities.
- We will continue to offer diversity, inclusion and anti-racism training.
- We will promote BIPOC voices through our Alberta Unbound: Stories for Change webpage – a curated a diversity and inclusion reading list from member magazines.
AMPA recognizes the battle against racism is ongoing, and we’re committed to confronting the systemic racism within Canada and Canada’s publishing landscape.
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