Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Congratulations to the winners of the BNC Awards! First, second and third place recipients were announced on April 20 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel. The OCNA is proud to recognize the outstanding work produced each week by member newspapers.

An overwhelming majority of Canadians believes that journalism plays a critical democratic role in Canada and supports government measures to help strengthen Canada’s news media industry, a new survey from Maru/Matchbox’s Angus Reid Forum finds.

Thank you to everyone that submitted entries for the 2017 BNC Awards. Finalists in each category have been listed in alphabetical. First, second and third place winners will be presented during the Awards Gala on Friday, April 20.

Abbas Homayed, Publisher of Sudbury Northern Life, and current OCNA board member, has been honoured with a 2017 Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship.

TwoGreySuits has prepared a summary of the changes to the Ontario Employment Standards Act (ESA).

Celebrate Family Literacy Day on January 27! Print and Web ads are available for download and members are encouraged to show support for the event.

Please note: the OCNA and AdReach office will be closed on Friday, March 30. Happy Easter!

The 2018-2019 Applicant's Guide for the Aid to Publishers component of the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) is now available online. The deadline for applications is Friday, December 8, 2017.

The OCNA is pleased to recognize the passion and outstanding work produced by community newspaper members each week, through the Better Newspapers Competition. Note: the entry deadline is October 31, 2017.

Celebrate the men and women who work tirelessly to bring news to their communities across North America from October 1 - 7 during National Newspaper Week!

OCNA members who report a meeting with their MPP before September 30th will be entered to win one of ten $50 gift cards! Double your chance to win by taking a photo with your local MPP and send it to us to be entered in the draw twice!

Columns is a platform developed to provide syndicated content to rural community newspapers. Two columnists, Doug Griffiths and Preston Pouteux, write weekly articles that are relevant to ALL rural communities. 

On Friday, April 7 during the BNC Awards Gala, Rick Shaver, General Manager, TC Media Cornwall Market was recognized with the coveted Mary Knowles Award for his generous community contributions and dedication to the community newspaper industry.

News Media Canada has launched an industry ad campaign titled 'What Happens When You Don't Advertise?' Members are encouraged to run the ads in print or online and promote the importance of quality advertising in newspapers.

Join the OCNA and News Media Canada for Queen's Park Day on Wednesday, October 4 to meet with politicians of all stripes and discuss issues currently affecting the industry.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Congratulations to the winners of the BNC Awards! First, second and third place recipients were announced on April 7 at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel.

Congratulations to all the finalists in each category of the BNC Awards! First, second and third place winners will be announced during the BNC Awards Gala on Friday, April 7 at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel.

The 2016 Ontario Junior Citizens Finalists have been selected, and will be recognized by OCNA member newspapers for their outstanding achievements.

Happy Holidays from the OCNA s Board of Directors and staff. Please note: our office will be closed until January 2, 2017.