Events in the US, Canada and around the world have highlighted issues of marginalization and inequity in many societies and sectors, and there has been a renewed effort to understand the root causes of marginalization and address the resulting inequities. The marginalization of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour is being highlighted and is of particular concern in the Canadian context. This current context provides a timely moment for the magazine media industry to examine the state of diversity and inclusion within the industry and to determine how it can address issues of exclusion and work towards more equitable outcomes
The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) remains committed to promoting equity-seeking 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.
What we’re doing
AMPA, in partnership with the Magazine Association of BC, is launching a national survey in 2020 to collect information on representation of equity-seeking groups and diversity in content within the industry. The survey will be used to determine strategies and initiatives that will contribute to a more diverse and inclusive magazine media industry.
We’ll continue to offer yearly diversity, inclusion and anti-racism training webinars.
AMPA recognizes the battle against racism is ongoing, and we’re committed to confronting the systemic racism within Canada and Canada’s publishing landscape.
STORIES FOR CHANGE: We made a call to member magazines and have curated a diversity and inclusion reading list here.