Industry Sites

Industry Organizations

The Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC)
The EAC began in 1979 as the Freelance Editors’ Association of Canada and has been the voice of editors in Canada for 30 years. EAC promotes professional editing as the key to producing effective communication. Its 1,800 members, both salaried and freelance, work with individuals in the corporate, technical, government, non-profit and publishing sectors.

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC)
Created in 1995 to strengthen the Canadian cultural workforce, CHRC is one of over 30 sector councils supported by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). With general membership and board members drawn from within the cultural sector, CHRC’s work is guided by the sector and its priority needs. Specifically, CHRC undertakes: project development; career development tools; internship support; job recruitment; networking; information and research; and advocacy efforts.

The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF)
The NMAF is a bilingual institution which is committed to honouring the quality of written and visual communication nationally.

The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJA)
The Atlantic Journalism Awards, established in 1981, is a highly regarded annual program which recognizes journalistic excellence and achievement in print and electronic news media in Atlantic Canada.

Alliance for Audited Media (AAM)
With more than 4,000 members in North America, AAM is a forum of the world’s leading magazine and newspaper publishers, advertisers and advertising agencies. The organization provides credible, verified information essential to the media buying and selling process. AAM maintains the world’s foremost electronic database of audited-circulation information and an array of verified readership, subscriber demographics and online activity data.

CCAB, a division of BPA Worldwide
BPA Worldwide is a global industry resource for verified audience data and media knowledge. BPA delivers consumer and business media audits of unsurpassed rigor, objectivity, accuracy, transparency and timeliness. With in-depth information, BPA audits also provide advertisers, agencies and media owners with audience insights that they can turn into competitive advantage.

Vividata is an authoritative source for insights on multi-media and consumer behaviour, providing cross-platform audience measurement for publishers. Vividata’s syndicated research uses a probability-based sample of over 40,000 individuals collected over 52 weeks, with results released quarterly. Vividata is governed by a board of directors representing the interests of Canadian publishers, agencies and advertisers.

The News Group handles over 1 billion magazines and books per year. In Canada The News Group operates in every province and territory as the only nation-wide publication wholesaler.

Canopy (formerly Markets Initiative) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to making the conservation of wild places a reality. Canopy works to protect the world’s forests, species and climate by collaboratively engaging the business community and public to create a sustainable and innovative supply chain.

Canadian Media Directors’ Council (CMDC)
The Canadian Media Directors’ Council is a non-profit body comprised of media professionals representing advertising and media management companies, working to advance the effectiveness of media advertising in Canada.

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
The International Association of Business Communicators is a resource for effective communication practice. The IABC provides products, services, activities and networking opportunities to help people and organizations achieve excellence in public relations, employee communication, marketing communication, public affairs and other forms of communication.

Canadian Advertising Rates and Data (CARD)
CARD provides critical advertising rates, data and media planning information for advertising, marketing, PR and communications professionals.

Access Copyright
Since 1988, Access Copyright has been meeting the needs of businesses, educators, governments and other organizations across Canada with innovative copyright licensing solutions. Licenses give content users immediate, legal access to the copyright protected materials they need to copy from to get their jobs done, while ensuring that creators and publishers are fairly compensated when their works are copied. Through agreements with other copyright organizations around the world, Access Copyright provides licensees with access to a growing repertoire of more than 20 million books, magazines, newspapers and other publications.

National Advertising Benevolent Society (NABS)
NABS is a charitable organization that provides assistance to professionals in the communications industry, who may need help due to illness, injury, unemployment or financial difficulties. NABS provides assistance to all individuals who have spent the majority of their career working with communications organizations which are involved in the creation, production and placement of advertising. The ‘free’ service takes place in the form of financial assistance and/or career, financial or personal counseling.

Canadian Marketing Association (CMA)
Largest marketing association in Canada, promotes industry growth, provides educational and networking opportunities, seminars and the CMA awards program.
Canada’s online directory of services for magazine publishers.

Regional Publishing Associations

Magazine Association of BC
The Magazine Association of BC (MABC) represents, connects and promotes the BC magazine industry by uniting the talent, knowledge and skills of its publishers. MABC membership is made up of more than 80 titles, including arts and culture, news, business, lifestyle, leisure and special interest magazines.

Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA)
The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) is a non-profit organization of magazine publishers working in Alberta and its supporters. Through a combination of advocacy, promotion and professional assistance, AMPA works to nurture Alberta’s magazine industry and foster its continued development.

Association québécoise des éditeurs de magazines (Magazines du Québec / AQEM)
La mission de l’Association québécoise des éditeurs de magazines est de promouvoir le développement de l’industrie du magazine dans son ensemble et défendre les intérêts de ses membres.

Société de développement des périodiques culturels québecois (SODEP)
Depuis trente ans, la SODEP représente les éditeurs de revues culturelles et défend leurs droits, travaille à leur rayonnement, tisse des liens avec le milieu de l’enseignement, les bibliothèques et les médias.


Statistics Canada
Statistics Canada collects and publishes statistical information relating to the commercial, industrial, financial, social, economic and general activities and conditions of Canadians.

Department of Canadian Heritage
Canadian Heritage is responsible for national policies and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada’s civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians.

Ontario Creates
Ontario Creates, an agency of the Ministry of Culture is the central catalyst for Ontario’s cultural media cluster including book publishing, film and television, interactive digital media, magazine publishing and music industries.

Arts Councils

Ontario Arts Council (OAC)
The OAC is the province of Ontario’s primary funding body for professional arts activity. Since 1963, OAC has played a vital role in promoting and assisting the development of the arts and artists for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians.

Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts supports, promotes and celebrates the work of Canadian artists and arts organizations.

British Columbia Arts Council
The British Columbia Arts Council is the agency of the government of the Province of British Columbia committed to ensuring that all British Columbians are able to participate in a healthy arts and cultural community recognized for its excellence.

Alberta Foundation for the Arts
A crown agency of the Government of Alberta, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) was established in 1991 with a mandate to support and contribute to the development of the arts in Alberta. The AFA provides grant funding to artists, art organizations, and the cultural industries to encourage the growth and development of the arts sector.

Manitoba Arts Council
The Manitoba Arts Council is an arm’s-length agency of the Province of Manitoba, established in 1965 “to promote the study, enjoyment, production and performance of works in the arts.” The Council makes awards to professional arts organizations and individuals in all art forms including arts education, literary arts, performing arts, and visual arts.

Winnipeg Arts Council
The Winnipeg Arts Council is a not-for-profit corporation at arm’s length from the City of Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Arts Council funds, supports, and fosters development of the arts on behalf of the people of Winnipeg.

Toronto Arts Council
Toronto Arts Council is an arm’s length body that supports the development, accessibility and excellence of the arts in Toronto. Toronto Arts Council offers grants programs to the city’s arts organizations and professional artists.

New Brunswick Arts Board
The New Brunswick Arts Board is an arm’s length arts funding agency with a legislated mandate to facilitate and promote the creation of art as well as administering funding programs for professional artists in the province.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is a non-profit Crown agency created in 1980 by The Arts Council Act. Its mission is to foster and promote the creation and enjoyment of the arts for the benefit of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. The NLAC receives an annual grant from the Province to support a variety of granting programs, office administration, and communications. It supports the following artistic disciplines: dance, film, multidiscipline, music, theatre, visual art, and writing.

Nunavut Arts Council
The Nunavut Arts Council does not exist at this time but the Dept of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth (CLEY) are working on reestablishing the council. Art grants are still being administered by CLEY.

The Quebec Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec
The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec is a government corporation whose mission it is to support throughout Québec artistic and literary research and creation, experimentation, production and dissemination in the realms of the visual arts, the arts and crafts, literature, the performing arts, the multidisciplinary arts, the media arts, and architectural research.

The Saskatchewan Arts Board
Established by the Government of Saskatchewan in 1948, the Saskatchewan Arts Board is an arms-length funding agency that provides grants, programs and services to individuals and groups whose activities have an impact on the arts and the people of Saskatchewan.

The Yukon Arts Section
The Arts Section’s mandate is to support and encourage the development of the visual, literary and performing arts in the Yukon. We accomplish this through programs which enhance public appreciation of the arts and which assist artists, arts organizations and arts collectives in the pursuit of their goals.

International Publishing Associations

International Federation of the Periodical Press (FIPP)
The International Federation of the Periodical Press (FIPP), founded in 1925, works for the benefit of consumer, B2B and customer magazine publishers around the world. FIPP’s mission is to promote nationally and internationally, the common editorial, cultural and economic interests of magazine publishers, in print, online, digital and mobile media. FIPP supports freedom of the press, intellectual property, information provision, freedom to advertise, freedom of distribution and environmental protection.

American Business Media (ABM)
Founded in 1906, American Business Media is the association of business information providers, delivering business intelligence to industry, Madison Avenue, Wall Street and the Beltway. Its 350 -plus member companies reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals and represent nearly 6,000 print and online titles and 1,000 trade shows and well over $33 billion in annual revenues.

Magazine Publishers of America (MPA)
Magazine Publishers of America (MPA) is an industry association for American consumer magazines. Established in 1919, MPA’s mission is to advance the interests of magazine publishers with the advertising community, the government, the press and the public.

Magazine Publishers of Australia (MPA)
The Association of Magazine Publishers of Australia (MPA) was formed in 1995 and represents Australia’s leading publishers of consumer, cover-priced and nationally distributed magazines. MPA’s charter is to enhance the perception of magazines as a communication channel, one that enjoys personal and powerful connections with audiences, providing a highly effective environment for advertisers. MPA aims to increase the share of advertising dollars allocated by marketers to the magazine medium.

Magazines Ireland (formerly PPA Ireland)
Magazines Ireland is the trade association of Irish magazine publishers and currently has a membership of 43 publishers who publish over 200 magazines, both consumer and business to business titles.

European Magazine Media Association (EMMA)
The European Federation of Magazine Publishers (FAEP) is a non-profit organization representing the interests of the national associations of periodical press publishers and corporate publishing members in Europe.

European Publishers Council (EPC)
The EPC is a high level group of Chairmen and CEOs of leading European media corporations actively involved in multimedia markets spanning newspaper, magazine, book, journal, internet and online database publishers. Since 1991, the EPC has worked to uphold a free and competitive media on behalf of its members, readers and audiences and to promote diversity and democracy in an enlarged European Union.