About Magazines Canada

Magazines Canada is the national association representing Canadian-owned, Canadian-content consumer, cultural, specialty, professional and business magazines. French, English, Indigenous and ethnic member titles cover a wide range of interests, trades and communities across the country and across multiple platforms. Topics include arts and culture, business and professional, lifestyle and food, news and politics, sports and leisure, women and youth. The association serves Canadian magazines through the core services of government affairs, retail distribution, professional development and research.

The Magazines Canada offices are now Virtual, mailing address:

PO Box 3008
RPO 14th
Markham, ON
L3S 4T1
Phone: 416 994 6471 | +1 877 238 8354


Magazines Canada (formerly known as the Canadian Magazine Publishers Association, or CMPA) was founded in October 1973 by a group of small magazine publishers. Since then it has grown into the country’s most powerful industry association, working closely with all levels of government to ensure the interests of Canada’s magazines are supported and protected. In 2003, CMPA merged with Magazines Canada to expand member services and bring advertising and research under its umbrella. The name Magazines Canada was adopted in 2005.

Magazines Canada is an equal opportunity association that strives to be ethical in all its endeavours. It treats all people with dignity and respect. Member services are designed to create an environment of growth for the Canadian magazine industry.