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Newspapers Canada is a joint initiative of the Canadian Newspaper Association (CNA) and the Canadian Community Newspapers Association (CCNA). Each association offers different membership options for newspapers, organizations and individuals affiliated with the industry. For more information on becoming a member, view the options below or contact us at services@newspaperscanada.ca.

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Membership Options

Daily Newspapers: Canadian Newspaper Association - Full Membership

Individuals and companies that own and publish daily newspapers may apply for Full Membership in the CNA. Daily newspapers are classified as those that publish a minimum of five times each calendar week, except on statutory holidays.

Community Newspapers: Canadian Community Newspapers Association - General Membership

Community newspapers may apply for CCNA General Membership through a CCNA-affiliated regional association. Upon acceptance by an affiliated regional association, a newspaper automatically becomes a general member of CCNA. For eligibility criteria, contact your nearest CCNA-affiliated regional association.

Benefits of CNA Full and CCNA General Membership:

  • Access to programs and services offered by Newspapers Canada, including awards programs, business services, education and training, marketing materials, newsletters and industry reports.
  • Right to vote at members' meetings of CNA and CCNA, respectively.
  • Access to the Members' Area of the Newspapers Canada website.
  • Subscription to weekly e-newsletter News on News.
  • Special member rates for Newspapers Canada events such as webinars and training workshops.

CCNA Sustaining Membership

Newspapers not eligible for CNA full or CCNA general membership may apply to the Canadian Community Newspapers Association as a sustaining member.

Benefits of Sustaining Membership:

  • Access to programs and services offered by Newspapers Canada, including awards programs, business services, education and training, marketing materials, newsletters and non-confidential industry reports.
  • Subscription to weekly e-newsletter, News on News.
  • Special member rates for Newspapers Canada events such as webinars and training workshops.

Sustaining members are entitled to a number of privileges and benefits but do not have the right to receive confidential information and data. Sustaining members are not eligible to vote at CNA or CCNA members’ meetings.

Sustaining/Associate Membership

Sustaining/Associate membership in Newspapers Canada is open to suppliers, vendors and consultants to the newspaper industry.

This corporate-level membership applies to individuals and organizations that are primarily affiliated with or do direct business with newspapers. Applications for Newspapers Canada Sustaining/Associate Membership are submitted to the Newspapers Canada boards of directors for approval.

Benefits of Sustaining/Associate Membership:

  • Listing in Vendors Directory on website with membership designation.
  • Insert in new member kit.
  • Discount on CommunityWire newswire service.
  • Weekly News on News e-newsletter as well as all other non-confidential Newspapers Canada publications.
  • Registration for Newspapers Canada events at discounted member rates.
  • Newspapers Canada materials at member rates.
  • Access to programs and services offered by Newspapers Canada.

Sustaining/Associate Members are entitled to a number of privileges and benefits but do not have the right to receive confidential information and data. Sustaining/Associate Members are not eligible to vote at CNA or CCNA members’ meetings.

Agency Accreditation

Newspapers Canada offers an accreditation and credit system to advertising agencies, providing a convenient, time- and money-saving means  to obtain credit facilities from many Newspapers Canada member publications.

For more information on agency accreditation, click here.