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DCH Launches Changing Narratives Fund Online Questionnaire

Date: 2nd December 2022

The Department of Canadian Heritage launched a questionnaire on November 16th with the aim of collecting ideas for the establishment…


Submissions Open for the 2022-23 Alberta Magazine Awards

Date: 25th November 2022

The Alberta Magazine Awards program honours and celebrates the work of magazine makers – the editors, art directors, writers, photographers,…


Applications Open for Special Measures for Journalism 2022 (Canada Periodical Fund)

Date: 28th October 2022

The Department of Canadian Heritage is now accepting applications for the Special Measures for Journalism component through its Canada Periodical…


Read Alberta: Expanded Digital Collection Improves Access to Alberta Magazines

Date: 24th October 2022

Oct. 24, 2022 (Calgary, Alberta). Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) is pleased to announce that eMagazine titles from across the…


Alberta Magazine Awards Winners Announced

Date: 22nd September 2022

Calgary, September 22, 2022 — The best and brightest talents in the Alberta magazine industry gathered in Calgary on Sept….


DCH Launches Magazine Market Study

Date: 2nd September 2022

The Department of Canadian Heritage (DCH) is undertaking research studies on the Canadian magazine industry. These studies will allow federal…


Registration Open for the 2022 Alberta Magazines Conference!

Date: 15th August 2022

The Alberta Magazines Conference 2022 is back and in person! Join us Thursday September 22 and Friday September 23 at Grey Eagle Resort and Casino in…


The News/Media Alliance Releases the 2021 Factbook

Date: 27th July 2022

For more than 25 years, MPA – The Association of Magazine Media – has documented in their Factbook the ongoing…


Update: Timing of Aid to Publishers Funding

Date: 6th July 2022

Update on the Canada Periodical Fund – Aid to Publishers 2022-23 The Department of Canadian Heritage (DCH) have announced that…


Applications Open for Magazine Publishers Operating Grant Program (Alberta Media Fund)

Date: 18th May 2022

The GoA Magazine Publishers Operating Grant Program is now accepting applications and replaces the Cultural Industry Organization Operating Grant, which has…


2022 National Magazine Awards Finalists Announced

Date: 3rd May 2022

On 3 May, 2022, the National Magazine Awards Foundation unveiled their list of 199 finalists. Submissions came from magazines from…


Applications Open for the Canada Digital Adoption Program

Date: 21st April 2022

The Department of Canadian Heritage is now accepting applications for the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Canada Digital Adoption…


Applications Open for Cultural Industry Organizations Project Grant (Alberta Media Fund)

Date: 7th April 2022

The Cultural Industries Organization Project (CI-OP) Grant program is now open for applications. The application intake will close on 1 June,…


10 Reasons You Should Attend the 2022 Publishers’ Summit!

Date: 5th April 2022

The 2022 Publishers Summit is back by popular demand! And it has been planned as an exclusive opportunity for publishers,…


Cultural Industry Organizations Operating Grant (Alberta Media Fund) Program Update

Date: 22nd March 2022

The Cultural Industries branch has been working with industry stakeholders to review the Cultural Industry Organization Operating Grant. While the…


Welcome to Our Newest Members!

Date: 2nd February 2022

AMPA is pleased to welcome four new members to our association! These new member magazines are Alberta Craft, Mountain Life:…


Pilot Study on Everyday Well-being Launched

Date: 25th January 2022

Statistics Canada is conducting a Pilot Study on Everyday Well-being, in collaboration with Canada Council for the Arts and Canadian…


Deadline Extended for the Special Measures for Journalism Component of the CPF

Date: 1st December 2021

The federal Special Measures for Journalism fund application deadline has been extended to Monday, 6 December, 2021 at 5 pm…


IMPACT Magazine Celebrates 30 Years!

Date: 29th November 2021

The 30th Anniversary Edition of IMPACT is Here IMPACT Magazine is celebrating 30 years with a special gatefold cover dedicated…


Mount Royal University Practice Interviews

Date: 2nd November 2021

Mount Royal University is looking for help with their upcoming November practice interviews for their Journalism and Digital Media students….


DCH Announce the Launch of Aid to Publishers Component for 2022-2023

Date: 1st November 2021

The Department of Canadian Heritage (DCH) have announced that the 2022-2023 Application Guidelines and application form for the Aid to…


Creative Calgary and #ArtsVoteYYC

Date: 12th October 2021

Calgary’s municipal election is coming up on 18 October, 2021. In preparation for this election, Creative Calgary has compiled an…


The State of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in the Canadian Magazine Industry – Survey Results

Date: 29th September 2021

L’état de la diversité, de l’inclusion et de l’équité dans l’industrie canadienne des magazines : rapport d’enquête Events in Canada,…


Portal Open for Alberta Media Fund’s Cultural Industry Organizations Operating Grant

Date: 18th September 2021

The  Cultural Industry Organizations Operating Grant submission system is now open and submission through the online grant application system is…


Member Spotlight: IMPACT Magazine Shifted to ‘Community Service Mode’ to Support Health and Fitness Industry

Date: 27th August 2021

By Sarah Moore When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the health and fitness industry was shut down almost completely. With most…


Member Spotlight: Melanistic Magazine Making Space for Black Representation

Date: 23rd August 2021

By Sarah Moore It’s a small magazine, measuring only 14 cm by 21.5 cm, but Melanistic Magazine is doing big…


Member Spotlight: GrainsWest Keeps Pace With Changing Farm Industry

Date: 20th August 2021

By Sarah Moore Four years into his role as editor of GrainsWest, a magazine for Alberta farmers, Ian Doig says…


Member Spotlight: New Forum Strikes Balance Between Roots and Present

Date: 16th August 2021

By Sarah Moore In non-pandemic times, Loft 112 is full of creative frenzy. The space in Calgary’s East Village hosts…


Member Spotlight: GarageShots Magazine Expands into the U.S. Market

Date: 13th August 2021

By Sarah Moore In December 2019, American company TEN Publishing announced that it was discontinuing 19 of its 22 automotive…


DCH Announces Creative Export Canada (CEC) Launch – Cohort 2022-2023

Date: 12th August 2021

The new Creative Export Canada program (CEC) application package is now available on the Creative Export Canada webpage. Before submitting your application: Please…


Member Spotlight: On Spec Publishes Stories with Power

Date: 9th August 2021

By Sarah Moore Diane Walton has worked with On Spec since it began publishing over 30 years ago. The managing…


Member Spotlight: Galleries West Is Experimenting with New Forms of Online Content

Date: 6th August 2021

By Sarah Moore Reflecting on the past year, Galleries West publisher Tom Tait says he’s glad he got out of…


Member Spotlight: Funicular Editors Keep Personal Touch with Submission Changes

Date: 30th July 2021

By Sarah Moore When Jeremy Bibaud and Jason Lee Norman started Funicular, they wanted to read and interact with every…


Member Spotlight: Resiliency and Creativity of Local Restaurants Inspires Savour Calgary

Date: 29th July 2021

By Sarah Moore Savour Calgary was almost a pandemic business; their first issue came out in November/December 2019, continuing the…


Member Spotlight: SNAPline Passion Project Fills Printmaking Niche

Date: 26th July 2021

By Sarah Moore While April Dean, director of the Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists (SNAP), acknowledges that SNAPline is a…


Member Spotlight: filling Station’s 76th Issue Celebrates BIPOC Creators

Date: 23rd July 2021

By Sarah Moore By its nature, experimental literature is a genre that’s constantly evolving. Being at the forefront of those…


Member Spotlight: techlifetoday Showcases NAIT Talent While Appealing to Broader Audience

Date: 19th July 2021

By Sarah Moore It’s a small team behind techlifetoday, the magazine out of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)….


Member Spotlight: Eat North Connects Different Creative Branches

Date: 16th July 2021

By Sarah Moore Eat North, at its core, is a magazine about Canadian food and drink. It’s an online-only publication…


Additional Funding Available in 2021-2022 for Export-Related Projects

Date: 15th July 2021

The Business Innovation component of the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) has received additional funding to support projects that explore international…


Applications Open for AMPA’s Indigenous Internship Program/ Candidatures ouvertes pour le programme de stages autochtones de l’AMPA

Date: 15th July 2021

Leveraging the success of the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association’s long-standing internship program, the Indigenous Internship Program will create opportunities for…


Federal Funding Notes from Canadian Magazines Town Hall Meeting

Date: 14th July 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Canadian magazines town hall meeting about the $31.5 million in additional…


Member Spotlight: The Site Magazine is growing into its voice

Date: 12th July 2021

Founded in 2015, The Site Magazine is young, but the consideration that goes into each bi-annual volume has made it…


Member Spotlight: Birthing Magazine Continues to Support Parents

Date: 8th July 2021

By Sarah Moore Like many publications, Birthing Magazine shifted its focus in 2020 to promoting content on its website and…


Member Spotlight: The Prairie Journal Celebrates Alberta’s Literary Culture

Date: 5th July 2021

By Sarah Moore In 1983, Anne Burke was pregnant with her son and looking for new challenges. “At the time,…


Member Spotlight: Redesign Makes ATA Magazine More Relevant to Teachers

Date: 2nd July 2021

By Sarah Moore Three years ago, the ATA Magazine felt like an afterthought to managing editor Cory Hare, an add-on…


Member Spotlight: Alberta Views Continues to Serve Engaged Citizens through Pandemic

Date: 28th June 2021

When Jackie Flanagan gets letters from readers saying, “I’m so glad I discovered your magazine because now I know I’m…


Continued Support for Arts, Culture, Heritage and Sport Sector Organizations

Date: 28th June 2021

Minister of Canadian Heritage, Steven Guilbeault, announced support of Canadian magazine publishers through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s $300 million…


Member Spotlight: COVID-19 changed The Tomato’s priorities

Date: 28th June 2021

By Sarah Moore Since 1996, The Tomato has covered the food and drink scene in Edmonton, from local farmers to…


Share your thoughts: Export Support for Canada’s Creative Industries

Date: 23rd June 2021

The Department of Canadian Heritage invites you to share your views on how to strengthen export support to Canada’s creative…


Member Spotlight: WestWord Connects the Alberta Writing Community

Date: 21st June 2021

Writing is often a solitary pursuit, but it doesn’t have to be isolating. WestWord, the magazine of the Writers’ Guild…


Member Spotlight: Team behind Edify builds new brand mid-pandemic

Date: 18th June 2021

By Sarah Moore When Avenue Edmonton rebranded to Edify last year, publisher Trudy Callaghan heard someone say she must be…


National Magazine Awards Finalists Announced

Date: 17th June 2021

On June 11, 2021, the National Magazine Awards Foundation unveiled their list of 210 finalists. Submissions came from 160 Canadian…


Canadian Artists and Content Creators Economic Survey

Date: 14th June 2021

Cultural Affairs at the Department of Canadian Heritage has launched the Canadian Artists and Content Creators Economic Survey. It is…


Member Spotlight: Avenue Calgary’s Connection to the City Remains Strong Through the Pandemic

Date: 11th June 2021

By Sarah Moore The pandemic afforded Avenue Calgary an opportunity to rethink the role of a city lifestyle magazine and…


Member Spotlight: Buying a Magazine During a Pandemic

Date: 10th June 2021

By Sarah Moore The magazine industry in Alberta might be “very challenging,” says Kyle Kerpan, but that hasn’t stopped him…


2020-2021 Alberta Magazine Awards Winners Announced

Date: 8th June 2021

The best and brightest talents in the Alberta and western provinces magazine industry gathered online on June 3 to honour…


Member Spotlight: Freedom in Storytelling Sets Wider Horizons Apart

Date: 4th June 2021

By Sarah Moore Before working at Lethbridge College, Lisa Kozleski was a reader of the school’s alumni magazine, Wider Horizons….


Member Spotlight: Culinaire Embodies Alberta Spirit

Date: 31st May 2021

By Sarah Moore Collaboration: that’s the first thing that comes to mind when Culinaire editor-in-chief and publisher Linda Garson thinks…


Member Spotlight: Pandemic reinforces importance of positive news for airdrielife

Date: 24th May 2021

By Sarah Moore In the past 18 years, the population of Airdrie has increased from just over 25,000 to over…


Member Spotlight: Nurturing relationships with readers is part of UPPERCASE success

Date: 17th May 2021

By Sarah Moore Graphic designer Janine Vangool always dreamed of her own publication. In 2009, she took her creative nature…


Member Spotlight: Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Connects Virtual Scrapbooking Community

Date: 10th May 2021

By Sarah Moore After shifting from in-person conventions to virtual events because of the pandemic, Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is launching…


Central Web is Committed to Supporting Customers through Value-added Services

Date: 4th May 2021

By Sarah Moore Alberta Magazines Conference 2021 sponsor Central Web is a company that, as a publisher itself, has a…


Call for Proposals to the Digital Citizen Contribution Program

Date: 4th May 2021

The Digital Citizen Contribution Program (DCCP) is pleased to launch a call for proposals to provide time-limited financial assistance (fiscal…


2020-2021 Alberta Magazines Awards Achievement Awards Recipients Announced!

Date: 3rd May 2021

The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) is pleased to announce the Achievement Awards recipients for the 2020-2021 Alberta Magazines Awards!…


The 2020 Alberta Awards Finalists and Awards Gala Host Announced!

Date: 30th April 2021

The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) is pleased to announce the showcase finalists for magazine content created in 2020. The…


IMPACT Magazine Wins Gold & Silver at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards

Date: 23rd February 2021

IMPACT Magazine received two national publishing awards at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA)(https://canadianonlinepublishingawards.com/) at a re-invented, virtual ceremony on…


Magazines Canada – 2021 Board of Directors Call for Nominations

Date: 23rd February 2021

Deadline: March 19, 2021 Are you passionate about magazines in Canada? Do you want to help influence the future of…


The State of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in the Canadian Magazine Industry

Date: 20th January 2021

This survey is now closed. The State of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in the Canadian Magazine Industry If you haven’t…


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…