2015 Ontario Junior Citizens Recognized

On Monday, March 7, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, hosted the 35th annual Ontario Junior Citizen Awards ceremony in her Suite at Queen's Park. Thirteen outstanding youth from across Ontario were recognized in front of family and friends for their inspiring community involvement.


Deadline For Mary Knowles Award Is March 4

The deadline for the 2015 IBC Community Award in Memory of Mary Knowles is quickly approaching! Don't miss your chance to nominate a worthy colleague who is constantly volunteering and is dedicated to helping their community thrive. 


Nominations will be accepted until Friday, March 4, 2016. Please take the time to nominate a co-worker and recognize them for all they do.  


2016 BNC Award Finalists

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


Listed below are the top three finalists in alphabetical order of the 2015 Better Newspaper Awards Competition. First, second and third place winners will be announced the BNC Awards Gala on Friday April 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughan.

Learn Social Journalism And Connect With Your Audience


Don't miss your chance to register for the next Online Media Campus webinar. 


As journalists, we strive to engage our communities and build stronger relationships with our audiences. In order to best serve them, we must understand the types of content they value. In this session, Dr. Carrie Brown will explain social journalism and define best practices for journalists seeking to use social media and other tools to better listen, engage and serve their audiences. 


2015 Ontario Junior Citizens Announced

The 2015 Ontario Junior Citizens join a prestigious assembly of winners to be recognized for their outstanding achievements by OCNA member newspapers. These young people represent a diverse group ranging in age, interests and backgrounds, but they all share a common desire to make a difference. They are truly an inspiring group whose stories illustrate leadership, creativity, determination and generosity.


CCNAwards Early Bird Deadline is January 22

Now's the time to submit your best work for the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards. The annual competition is open to English and French language community newspapers of all sizes and features numerous awards covering writing, photography, multimedia and more.


Submit your entries and payments on or before Friday, January 22, and you'll be entered into a draw to win up to $1,500 to attend the Newspapers Canada conference in Edmonton this May. 

IBC Community Award in Memory of Mary Knowles Open for Nominations

Nominate a worthy co-worker for the 2015 IBC Community Award in Memory of Mary Knowles. Each year, the Award is presented to recognize volunteer contributions and involvement of dedicated newspaper staff within their community. 


Mary Knowles was a dedicated newspaper employee, and an active community member who died from breast cancer in 1996.


Nominations will be accepted until Friday, March 4, 2016. Please take the time to nominate a co-worker and recognize them for all they do. 


Where Are They Now Deadline Extended

Deadline extended!


To celebrate the Ontario Junior Citizen Award program's 35th anniversary, OCNA is recruiting help from its members to recognize previous recipients. Those who publish a story about a past recipient by January 15, 2016 and send it to OCNA have a chance to win one of ten $200 pre-paid Visa cards! 


For more information, please contact Kelly Gorven at k.gorven@ocna.org. 

NewsClips December 2015

OCNA & Ad*Reach Holiday Hours

The OCNA and Ad*Reach office will be closed at noon on Thursday, December 24, 2015 and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2016,. 
Happy Holidays from all of the staff and board members at OCNA! 
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