Canadian Magazine Industry News
24 June 2016,     REGINA, SK

Briarpatch at risk of closure

Briarpatch in 1980,
Briarpatch magazine is calling on its readers to help raise $15,000 by July 30, “in order to stay upright.”

The publication has a total annual budget of $148,000, which covers wages, printing costs, office expenses and overhead, contributor fees, distribution, and web hosting—but are now running on empty. There is currently only enough money in the budget to print the next issue.

23 June 2016,     MANITOBA

Canada’s History and Kayak tie at Maggie Awards

Both Canada’s History and Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids went home with the top prize at yesterday’s 2016 Manitoba Magazine Awards (also known as the Maggie’s). This is the first time in Maggie history that two publications have been presented with the award for Magazine of the Year.

@CanadasHistory four Manitoba Magazine awards

20 June 2016,     CANADA

CCNA winners announced

Newspapers Canada has announced the winners of its Canadian Community Newspaper Awards (CCNA), which were held in mid April. The CCNAs celebrate the best in community publishing from across the country, and are judged by panel of industry experts.


16 June 2016,     TORONTO

Brick appoints new publisher

 Laurie D. Graham
Brick magazine has announced that its publisher Nadia Szilvassy will step down at the end of June. Szilvassy has been with Brick since 2007, when she served as managing editor. She became publisher in 2011.

Taking over for Szilvassy, is poet and editor Laurie D. Graham. Graham was the circulation manager and assistant editor for the magazine from 2010 to 2014.

16 June 2016,     TORONTO

ReNew Canada appoints new editor

ReNew Canada magazine, a bi-monthly business magazine that profiles design, construction, financing models and more behind infrastructure in Canada, has appointed Andrew Macklin as its editor. Macklin is now the fourth editor in the publications 11-year history.

He will take over for Andre Voshart who has moved on to PwC.

15 June 2016,     TORONTO

OWL Magazine launches current affairs website

OWL Magazine has launched, a current affairs website to educate its demographic (9 to 13 year-olds) on recent events from across the globe.


13 June 2016,     TORONTO

Maisonneuve is the NMA Magazine of the Year

Maisonneuve also won Silver for this cover in the Best Magazine Cover category
Valued members of the Canadian magazine industry gathered at the Arcadian Court in downtown Toronto on Friday, for the 39th annual National Magazine Awards (NMAs).

Author, public speaker and nine-time NMA winner Chris Turner, was the host for the evening. Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards were handed out  in 39 categories, as was over $50,000 in cash prizes.

Maisonneuve was nominated for 18 awards this year and took home the coveted title of Magazine of the Year, (the third time since 2004) in addition to winning four gold awards and one silver.

10 June 2016,     TORONTO

ELLE's Noreen Flanagan is the CSME Editor of the Year

 Noreen Flanagan
The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors held its annual Editors’ Choice Awards on Wednesday June 8, during MagNet. 

ELLE Canada's Noreen Flanagan was named the 2016 Editor of the Year. According to one judge, “Each issue is like a fantasy vacation with your best friend—filled with pampering and fun, but punctuated with conversations about things that matter.”

10 June 2016,     TORONTO

Winners announced for the 2016 CMC Awards

2016 Volunteer of the Year: Chris Purcell during MagNet
The Circulation Management Association of Canada (CMC) awards were presented on Wednesday during #MagNet16.

The CMC’s celebrate important contributions made in the industry and promote innovation and ingenuity.

9 June 2016,     TORONTO

Marketing is the CBM Magazine of the Year

 Marketing team accepts their award
The Canadian Business Media awards—formerly known as the KRW Awards— were handed out on Tuesday, celebrating the best in Canadian B2B publishing.

Judges nominated 141 submissions from 36 different B2B magazines. Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards were presented in 21 written, visual, integrated and special categories at the Grand Banking Hall at One King West in Toronto.

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