Canadian Magazine Industry News

Outport Magazine expands into the Maritimes

Outport, an LGBT+ magazine based in Newfoundland and Labrador, has announced plans to expand its reach into the three Maritime Provinces.

The two and a half year old magazine will also change from a monthly publication to a quarterly one.

Outport focuses on entertaining and educating the LGBT+ community and its allies throughout Atlantic Canada, with topics that include business, lifestyle, entrainment, travel and health.

24 November 2015,     RICHMOND HILL

Love is Moving to publish print edition

The faith-based youth magazine Love Is Moving (formerly Love in Action) is publishing a print edition beginning with the Jan/Feb 2016 Issue.

For two years, the magazine was digital-only. Love is Moving will be distributed along with print editions of Faith Today. The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada publishes both magazines.


20 November 2015,     TORONTO

2015 COPA winners list

Last night, the 2015 COPA’s were handed out at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, in celebration of Canada’s best online content producers.

The awards are separated into three divisions: Red (consumer content); Blue (business to business content); and Green (news content). Best of Canada awards also were also presented to the entrants that scored the best among all divisions.

And the winners are...

18 November 2015,     MONTREAL

TVA Publications pulls six titles from its roster

TVA Publications has announced that it will no longer publish six of its titles: 150 plans, Animal, Décormag, Le Lundi, MOI&cie and Signé M.

The Quebecor Media subsidiary will instead focus on growing its strongest brands, which include: 7 Jours, La Semaine, TV Hebdo, CHEZ SOI, Coup de pouce, Les idées de ma maison, Canadian Living, ELLE Canada, Elle Québec, Clin d'œil, Canadian Gardening, Style at Home and The Hockey News Magazine

17 November 2015,     NEW YORK

enRoute takes home Gold at the Pearl Awards

Air Canada’s enRoute magazine has been awarded Gold for best travel magazine at the Pearl Awards in New York this week. The annual event celebrates excellence in content marketing across print, digital and multi-channel platforms.


16 November 2015,     TORONTO

FIPP World Congress presentations available online

If you missed last month's FIPP World Congress, you now have the chance to take in some of the valuable presentations given by the some of the industry’s best.

Presentations includes a panel on the changing role of the editor, (with reps from InSyle, Style Watch, Paris Match and BONA) how BuzzFeed built and continues to build its global operation (with Anne Kofol Hogarty, vp of international business) and the innovation behind the Spacing brand (with publisher Matt Blackett).

Enjoy the FIPP playlist below:

16 November 2015,     TORONTO

The COPAs are almost here

This Thursday, digital publishing excellence will be celebrated at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs). It will be held at the Phoenix Concert Theatre, with cocktail reception and complimentary hors d’oeuvres starting at 5:30pm and the main event at 7:30pm.

Single ticket sales are $35 plus HST, and $45 at the door. Group discounts are also available: 4-9 tickets are 10% off, 10+ tickets are 15% off. Contact Martin Seto for more information at 416-907-6562, or

12 November 2015,     TORONTO

House & Home media appoints new food editor

The new food editor for House & Home magazine and Maison & Demure magazine is Kristen Eppich.

Eppich has spent most of her career in the food industry as a recipe developer, food blogger, food stylist and presenter, working for such media organizations as The Globe & Mail, City’s Breakfast Television and CTV’s Canada AM. She was also the food stylist for Lucy Waverman’s latest cookbook The Flavour Principle and a styling assistant for NBC’s Hannibal.

11 November 2015,    

Four new members added to the NMAF board of directors

The National Magazine Awards Foundation has elected four new members to its board of directors: Jessica Ross, Nino di Cara, Marnie Peters and Judith Pereira.

Jessica Ross is the content director, multiplatform editions, books & special issues, at TVA Publications and former tablet publishing manager at TC Media. She previously held editorial positions at Homemakers and Canadian Home Workshop, and is treasurer of the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors.


Nino di Cara
is the executive vice-president, content marketing, at Spafax Canada. Previously he was executive director of content solutions at Rogers Media and director of custom publishing at TC Media.

10 November 2015,     TORONTO

Emerge Magazine wins National Pacemaker Award

University of Guelph-Humber’s Emerge Magazine has won the National Pacemaker Award for Outstanding Print Magazine.

Created by the university’s Media Studies students, the magazine features articles on topics that are most important to them and operates under the mandate of “Technology. Culture. Revolution.”

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