2015 Better Newspapers Competition Open for Entries

The Ontario Community Newspapers Association is pleased to announce that we have again partnered with Newspapers Toolbox to offer you an online entry platform to make your submission process quicker and easier!


BNC Awards Gala - Friday, May 22

OCNA is looking forward to seeing members from across the province on Friday, May 22 during the National Conference and BNC Awards Gala at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.


The Gala Reception, sponsored by OLG, begins at 5:30PM in the Osegoode Ballroom.


Guests will be seated at 6:30PM for the BNC Awards Gala, sponsored by Ontario Power Generation, when presentations will begin and dinner will be served. 


OCNA Welcomes Caroline Medwell as Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) is pleased to welcome Caroline Medwell as Executive Director. A successful advertising executive and newspaper professional, Medwell will provide leadership to the $6 million industry association, its 305 community newspaper members, and our Ad*Reach division.


2014 Insurance Bureau of Canada Community Award Recipient Announced


2014 Insurance Bureau of Canada Community Award
in Memory of Mary Knowles

Recipient: Pamela Steel, Regional News Editor,
Metroland Muskoka Region


Pamela Steel epitomizes volunteerism. She is a familiar face within Muskoka, working as regional news editor for three newspapers; the Gravenhurst Banner, Bracebridge Examiner and Huntsville Forester. She frequently attends fundraisers and events throughout the district, and is constantly giving her time and effort to better the lives of others.


NewsClips March 2015

2014 Ontario Junior Citizens Recognized

On Monday, March 9, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, hosted the 34th annual Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards ceremony in her Suite at Queen's Park. Twelve outstanding youth from across Ontario were recognized in front of family and friends for their inspiring community involvement.


The Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) would like to thank corporate sponsors TD Bank Group and Insurance Bureau of Canada, as well its member newspapers for their continued commitment to recognize tomorrow's leaders. 

2015 National Conference Registration Open

Discover innovative business strategies, practical ideas and creative ways to serve and connect with your community - all at the 2015 National Conference


Nominate a Worthy Co-Worker for the Insurance Bureau of Canada Community Award


The Insurance Bureau of Canada Community Award in Memory of Mary Knowles was created by the Ontario Community Newspapers Foundation, the charitable division of OCNA which provides funding for industry and educational endeavours. 


Mary Knowles was a dedicated newspaper employee, and an active community member who died from breast cancer in 1996. This award is presented each year to recognize volunteer contributions and involvement of dedicated newspaper staff within their community.


2014 BNC Finalists Announced


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


The top three finalists of the BNC Awards have been announced in alphabetical order. Visit http://ocna.org/2014_BNC_Awards_Finalists to see the complete list of results.


UPS Members Benefit Program Offers Discount Shipping Rates

Take advantange of some of the most competitive rates available on shipping services with the UPS Members Benefit Program.


Members of the Canadian Community Newspapers Association (CCNA) can receive up to 30 percent off domestic and international small package shipments, brokerage and freight shipments. It's free to sign up and there are no minimum shipping requirements. 


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