2019–2021 Magazines Canada Board Chair Appointed

The Magazines Canada Board of Directors has appointed Jennifer Varkonyi Chair of Canada’s national magazine association for 2019–2021. 

Jennifer Varkonyi is the publisher of Maisonneuve, an award-winning Montreal-based quarterly of arts, opinion and ideas. Originally from Saskatoon, she lives in Montreal with her husband and three children.

She succeeds Chair Dominique Ritter, former Editor-in-Chief of Reader’s Digest Canada.


The 2019–2020 Board of Directors are:

Jennifer Varkonyi, Maisonneuve, Board Chair

Patty Baxter, East Coast Living

Ryan Benn, Alive

Gilles Gagnier, Canadian Geographic

Joe Glionna, Oral Health

Kelly Hobson, Reader’s Digest Canada

Ken Hunt, Toronto Life

Scott Jamieson, Canadian Forest Industries

Christine Johnston, Maclean’s

Chelene Knight, Room

Michal Kozlowski, Geist

Samia Madwar, The Walrus

Francine Tremblay, OWL


Officers appointed by the board are:

Jennifer Varkonyi, Chair

Scott Jamieson, Past Chair

Gilles Gagnier, Treasurer


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