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Government of Alberta Budget 2021 Consultation

Date: 18th November 2020

The Government of Alberta is hosting public consultation as they prepare Budget 2021. Submissions can be made until December 4,…


Support for magazines during COVID-19

Date: 17th November 2020

During this extraordinary time AMPA recognizes the pressures on the industry are extreme. The association continues to monitor the situation…


Aid to Publishers – 2021-2022 Funding Cycle

Date: 29th October 2020

The 2021-2022 Application Guidelines and application form for the Aid to Publishers component of the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) are…


Notice of Special Meeting

Date: 22nd October 2020

Members are invited to join us on Nov. 24 at 11AM to vote to amend the bylaws allowing for virtual…


Alberta Magazine Awards Call for Judges

Date: 15th October 2020

The Alberta Magazine Awards program is seeking professional editors, writers, publishers, photographers, art directors, designers and illustrators to add to…


Pros on the Road Opportunity

Date: 30th September 2020

AMPA magazine members are eligible to receive guidance and support through our Pros on the Road program. We’ll match you…


Vote long-time AMPA member Airdrie Life for Airdrie Business of the Year award

Date: 10th September 2020

A message from airdrielife’s publisher and Editor-in-Chief Sherry Shaw-Froggatt: “WOW. This is incredibly humbling especially in the world we live…


Federal Government Ensures Canadians Continue to Have Access to Trusted News Through Canadian Magazines Despite COVID-19

Date: 9th July 2020

TORONTO-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Canadian magazine publishers across the country applaud the federal government and the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage,…


$45 million in Federal Support for Canadian Magazines APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

Date: 7th July 2020

The deadline for phase 2 of the Department of Canadian Heritage’s COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for periodicals and community newspapers…


Alberta Magazine Awards Winners Announced

Date: 26th June 2020

The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2019-20 Alberta Magazine Awards. Industry members…


2020 AMAs – Join Us Live

Date: 25th June 2020

The 2020 Alberta Magazine Awards winners will be announced June 25 @ 5 p.m. MDT. Join us live through our Facebook Page. And…


2019 Alberta Magazine Awards Finalists Announced

Date: 3rd June 2020

CALGARY, June 1, 2020 – The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) is pleased to announce the showcase finalists for magazine…


We Love Publishing Panel

Date: 24th February 2020

AMPA was pleased to partner with PhotoED Magazine for the We Love Publishing panel discussion on February 8, 2020 at…


Press Release: Magazines Canada, Alberta Magazine Publishers Association and Magazine Association of BC Applaud Federal Government For Supporting Innovation in Sector

Date: 21st February 2020

Magazines Canada, Alberta Magazine Publishers Association and Magazine Association of BC applaud federal government for supporting innovation in sector, investing…


Aid to Publishers: Funding Applications Open

Date: 18th February 2020

The documents for the 2020-2021 funding cycle are now available on our website. Please see the links below for the…


2019-20 Awards Now Open for Entries

Date: 6th December 2019

The Alberta Magazine Awards program recognizes the extraordinary content and talents within the pages of Western Canadian magazines. Celebrating excellence…


Update on the Canada Periodical Fund – Aid to Publishers 2020–21

Date: 18th September 2019

Update on the Canada Periodical Fund – Aid to Publishers 2020–21 Timelines The upcoming federal election will affect the timing…


Alberta Post-Secondary Magazines Shine at the Circle of Excellence Awards

Date: 12th June 2019

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) announced the Circle of Excellence awards on June 12, 2019. The…


Access Copyright: Shifting Paradigms Report

Date: 21st May 2019

From the Access Copyright news release on May 21, 2019. The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage tabled its report, Shifting…


National Magazine Awards Finalists Announced

Date: 1st May 2019

On May 1, 2019, the National Magazine Awards Foundation unveiled their list of 201 finalists. Submissions came from 187 Canadian…


Anne Beaty Memorial Scholarship for Journalism and Communications

Date: 17th April 2019

The Anne Beaty Scholarship is for a Journalism/Communication student who is passionate about the written word. The scholarship is open…


Alberta Magazine Awards Winners Announced

Date: 4th April 2019

Calgary, April 4, 2019 — Nearly 200 of the best and brightest talents in the Alberta magazine industry gathered in…


Professional Development Grants: Call for Applications

Date: 7th March 2019

Call for Applications: Access Copyright Foundation Professional Development Grants – deadline: April 3 Access Copyright welcomes all Canadian writers, visual…


Donate a Silent Auction Item in Support of the Amber Webb-Bowerman Memorial Foundation

Date: 22nd February 2019

Each year at the Alberta Magazines Conference, AMPA supports the Amber Webb Bowerman Foundation with a silent auction. The silent…


2018-19 Alberta Magazine Awards Finalists Announced

Date: 21st February 2019

CALGARY, Feb. 21, 2019 – The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) is pleased to announce the showcase finalists for the…


2019 Alberta Magazines Conference & Awards Gala Open for Registration

Date: 12th February 2019

The 24th annual Alberta Magazines Conference and Awards Gala is now open for registration. The largest magazine media event in…


Stories Sparked at the Alberta Magazines Conference

Date: 17th January 2019

When two editors connect at the Alberta Magazines Conference, a one-of-a-kind collaboration emerges. Some of the best partnerships are formed…


Canadians’ Arts, Culture, and Heritage Participation in 2016 Report

Date: 22nd November 2018

A recent report on Canadians’ activities in 2016 by Hill Strategies Research funded by the Canada Council for the Arts,…


Deadline Extended for Creative Export Canada

Date: 13th November 2018

Canadian Heritage’s Creative Export Canada program deadline has been extended to December 7, 2018. Creative Export Canada provides annual funding for projects that…


2018-19 Alberta Magazine Awards | Now Open for Entries

Date: 9th November 2018

The Alberta Magazine Awards program recognizes the extraordinary content produced by our member magazines in 2018. Celebrating excellence with 20…


Canadian Rockies Annual Writing Contest

Date: 30th October 2018

Have a harrowing tale of the time you got lost from the trail? Encountered a bear in the middle of…


Canada Post Begins Rotating Strikes in Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax

Date: 22nd October 2018

From Magazines Canada News Release On October 21, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) gave notice that they would…


Canada Post Strike Deadline is October 22

Date: 22nd October 2018

From Magazines Canada News Release The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has issued a strike notice to Canada Post,…


Poetry Moves on Transit Submissions Open

Date: 12th October 2018

The Edmonton Poetry Festival is looking for poems to travel on the city’s buses this winter.  In this round of…


Aid to Publishers Applications and Guidelines Available

Date: 12th October 2018

The Aid to Publishers component of the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) is now open for applications for 2019-2020. The application…


Investment in Alberta’s Magazine Industry

Date: 5th October 2018

From left to right: Katharina Doyle, Creative Scrapbooker, Suzanne Trudel-Peters, AMPA Executive Director, Joyce Byrne, AMPA President and Group Publisher, Avenue Calgary, Ellen Percival, Calgary’s Child,…


Read Alberta Magazines Month

Date: 27th September 2018

Crab cake recipes, science fiction, yoga poses, fashion – Alberta magazines have you covered. Our magazines are trusted, thoughtful publications…


Canada Post Talks Continue

Date: 19th September 2018

Canada Post continues negotiations with CUPW with the help of a mediator. To view updates and information on Canada Post,…


Congratulations, Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners!

Date: 17th September 2018

On Friday, September 14, 2018 the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) announced the winners of the 2018 Alberta Book…


Happy Anniversary, City Palate!

Date: 17th September 2018

This year is an enormous milestone for a member magazine beloved for its exploration and celebration of Calgary’s food and…


Submit Your Editors Canada Webinar Proposal

Date: 1st August 2018

Editors Canada is known for delivering high-quality training for editors and other communication professionals at every stage of their careers….


New Minister of Canadian Heritage

Date: 30th July 2018

In July 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the appointment of the new Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, the…


Creative Export Canada Applications Open

Date: 30th July 2018

Earlier this month, Canadian Heritage announced the launch of Canada’s first Creative Export Strategy to promote Canadian creative industries in export…


Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly Announces Creative Export Strategy

Date: 5th July 2018

On June 26, 2018, the Honourable Mélanie Joly announced Canada’s Creative Export Strategy, an initiative seeking to increase the presence…


Alberta Book Publishing Awards Shortlist

Date: 4th July 2018

On July 3, 2018, the Book Publishers Association of Alberta announced their shortlist for the 2018 Alberta Book Publishing Awards….


Alberta Magazines Awards: Call for Judges

Date: 28th June 2018

The Alberta Magazine Awards program is seeking professional editors, writers, publishers, photographers, art directors, designers and illustrators to add to…


Member Spotlight: Lethbridge Living

Date: 25th June 2018

Dreaming big in Lethbridge, Alberta For nearly 25 years Lethbridge Living magazine has been connecting the Southern Alberta community through…


Member Spotlight: Calgary’s Child

Date: 13th June 2018

In 1994, Ellen Percival and her business partner, Sherry Kerr, spotted a hole in the market, the perfect place for…


Copyright in Canada Today

Date: 12th June 2018

By Steven Sandor   It might be easier to break the ice with a stranger by bringing up the topic…


2018 Alberta Literary Awards Winners

Date: 4th June 2018

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta announced the winners of the 2018 Alberta Literary Awards on June 2, 2018 as part…