OCNA & Ad*Reach Moving Notice

Effective July 1, 2016 OCNA and Ad*Reach will be moving office locations from:


890 Yonge Street, Ste 200
Toronto, ON M4W 3P4




37 Front Street East, Suite 200

Toronto, Ontario  M5E 1B3 


Please update your records accordingly. Thank you. 

John Foust: An Alternative To Spec Ads

By John Foust
Raleigh, NC


Gus is an advertiser who has dealt with ad representatives from a variety of media firms. "One thing that a lot of them have in common is that they like to present new ad ideas in the beginning," he said. "It's nice that they make the effort to create spec ads, but most of those ideas are way off target. When I point out the reasons why certain ads are not right for me, they seem to lose enthusiasm."

Read The Latest Issue Of NewsClips

The latest issue of NewsClips is complete and ready for your enjoyment! In addition to association news and member updates, you can find helpful articles on human resource, advertising and business.


Click here to check it out.


A sneak peek of what you can find inside:

Mrs. Jean Morrison, Owner/Publisher of the Napanee Beaver and Picton Gazette recently won the first ever Honourary Recognition Award during the 2016 Ad Club Newspaper Day on Thursday, April 7.

Online Media Campus Webinar: How to Sell in a Competitive Market

Don't miss your chance to register for the next Online Media Campus webinar, taking place on Friday, June 3. It will focus on building trust and career-long relationship with clients.

CJFE Releases Review of Free Expression in Canada

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) recently released its latest Review of Free Expression, which provides an in-depth look at the state of free expression in the country over the past year. The Review features findings from a national opinion poll, and a series of feature articles on free expression issues.


2015 BNC Winners Announced

OCNA is proud to recognize the outstanding quality of work produced each week by our member newspapers and showcase it to readers and advertisers.


The first, second and third place winners of the Better Newspapers Awards were announced during the BNC Awards Gala on Friday, April 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Vaughan. 


Access the BNC Results Book at www.ocna.org/bnc2015


Congratulations to all!

Last Chance to Register for the Annual Spring Convention and Awards Gala

The OCNA Spring Convention and Awards Gala will be held Friday, April 22nd at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughan.


Thursday, April 21st will include the Annual General Meetings for OCNA, OCNF and cnrie. A Welcome Social Soiree will also be hosted at Dave & Busters in the evening.


Spring Convention Registration Reminder

OCNA members must confirm their attendance at the OCNA Spring Convention by Friday, April 8th in order to secure a room, and receive the special rate of $129. Click here to book. Please note the hotel has informed us that they will not be able to extend the special rate of $129 past April 8th. 


Online registration for the convention and gala can be found at http://ocna.org/en/registration2016.


The conference will be full of inspiring, informative speakers who will share insight and strategies designed to ignite ideas, spark discussion, and provide tangible, useful knowledge to apply to your business.


NewsClips March 2016

The latest issue of NewsClips is complete and ready for your enjoyment! In addition to association news and member updates, you can find helpful articles on human resource, advertising and business.  


IBC Community Award in Memory of Mary Knowles Recipient Announced

2015 Insurance Bureau of Canada Community Award
in Memory of Mary Knowles

Recipient: Scott Rosts, Group Managing Editor, Niagara This Week


Scott is never too shy to lend a helping hand. He believes that every group could use support to achieve their goals, whether with a monetary value or raising awareness through a newspaper profile. Since joining the Niagara This Week team roughly 15 years ago, Scott has encouraged and inspired fellow colleagues to do the same and build relationships with those working to make their community a better place.

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