Register for the Independent Publishers' Retreat

 Independent Publishers' Retreat

Friday Evening June 21 - Saturday June 22

Festival Inn, Stratford


Register today for the Independent Publishers' Retreat! Participants can look forward to social and networking opportunities, information sessions,
food and fun. 


Sessions Include:

  • Launch of OCNA Web Template for Independent Papers
  • Explanation of Adobe Changes and Implementation
  • Planning and Creating Award Winning Special Sections
  • Website Innovations for all Size Markets
  • Budgets and Business Planning

May NewsClips Online Now

The May issue of NewsClips is now available online. Inside you'll find lots of great news items from our members. In addition to association news, you'll find industry updates, articles on human resource, business and advertising.


Here are some examples of what you can find inside:

Centenary Newspapers of Canada Conference
Are you in charge of a newspaper that is 100 years or older? You could qualify for the (almost) free launch of a new professional network called the Centenary Newspapers of Canada/Journaux Centenaires du Canada. 

Multimedia Nova Placed Into Receivership


Multimedia Nova announces that it has been placed into receivership and publication of the Town Criers, Toronto Today and Vaughan Today have been suspended indefinitely.


The decision was made based on financial problems, including failure to pay a multi-million dollar grant from the Government of Italy to support the, now ceased, Italian language daily Corriere Canadese.  


The company also announces that all remaining staff and its subsidiaries have been given lay-off notices effective immediately.

Advertising Training - Direct Response Print and Digital Ads Certificate Program


OCNA has teamed up with OnlineMediaCampus to help the association fulfill its mission of providing affordable and relevant training to members. The following is a 3 session Print and Digital Ads Certificate Program. 


Certificate Program: Print & Digital Response Advertising
Session Dates: June 6, June 20, July 11
Registration Deadline: May 30
Course Price: $79 per person (webinars are not available individually)


Over the years, 'Direct Response' PRINT and Digital Advertising has consistently shown its ability to generate significantly larger numbers of leads and sales than does traditional image or product and price advertising.

Reminder: New Address for OCNA and Ad*Reach

We have noticed that some of the mail being delivered still has the old address for the Ontario Community Newspapers Association and Ad*Reach.


Please be sure to update your system immediately as mail will soon be returned to sender. 


Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA/Ad*Reach)
3228 South Service Rd. Ste 116
Burlington, On L7N 3H8

Ad*Reach's New Campaign Calculator


The OCNA and Ad*Reach are excited to announce the relaunch of the advertising Campaign Calculator


This tool is free for users and provides a central resource for media planners to select from more than 350 community newspapers and regional newspaper bundles in Ontario, Nunavut/Northwest Territories and Quebec English-language papers. 


OCNA and Ad*Reach Join the Twitter World

Are you on Twitter? We are!


OCNA and Ad*Reach are very excited to announce the creation of a Twitter account.  If your newspaper or organization is represented on the social media site, we'd like to connect with you.


Follow us @OCNAAdReach for industry updates, upcoming events, association changes and more! 

Founder of Mildmay Town Crier Passes Away

John Hafermehl, founder and publisher of the Mildmay Town Crier passed away on May 10 at the age of 78.


Many community members remember him fondly.  He had a big heart and a passion for the little town and community of Mildmay. 


In an article written by Laura MacDuff and published by the Hanover Post, many reminisced memories of John. 


Join OCNA on Facebook

OCNA is inviting all members to visit its Facebook page. Click here to find us and become a fan today. 


Weekly updates include association news, industry related topics, events, photos and more! 


Let's connect together. 


Newspapers Canada's Annual Snapshot on Community Newspapers

How many community newspapers were there across Canada in 2012? How many copies were circulated each week? Newspapers Canada recently updated the annual Snapshot on Community Newspapers fact sheet, providing answers to these questions.


Snapshot 2012 features data on community newspaper circulation, readership, advertising, ownership and more. It provides an overview of the industry and highlights the strength of community newspapers.


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