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Regional Associations

News Media Canada works closely with a number of regional newspaper and news media associations, each of which holds Associate Member status at News Media Canada. Associate member associations operate their own offices and provide a variety of services to their member publications. The following are the addresses and key contacts for these associations:

Associate Member Industry Associations

Newspapers Atlantic

Mike Kierstead, Executive Director
2882 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3E2

Telephone: 902-402-3777
Email: info@newspapersatlantic.ca
Web: www.newspapersatlantic.ca

Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA)

Caroline Medwell, Executive Director
37 Front Street East, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario  M5E 1B3

Telephone: 416-923-7724
Fax: 905-639-6962
Email: info@ocna.org
Web: www.ocna.org

Manitoba Community Newspapers Association (MCNA)

Sylvia Albert
Administrator/Member Services Manager/Classified Coordinator
943 McPhillips Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R2X 2J9

Telephone: 204-947-1691
Fax: 204-947-1919
Email: sylvia@mcna.com
Web: www.mcna.com

Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association (SWNA)

Steve Nixon, Executive Director
203 – 2750 Faithfull Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7K 6M6

Telephone: 306-382-9683
Fax: 306-382-9421
Email: snixon@swna.com
Web: www.swna.com

Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association (AWNA)

Dennis Merrell, Executive Director
3228 Parsons Road
Edmonton, Alberta T6N 1M2

Phone: 780-434-8746
Fax: 780-430-5380
Email: info@awna.com
Web: www.awna.com

British Columbia & Yukon Community NewsMedia Association (BCYCNA)

George Affleck, General Manager
9 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C.  V5Y 1P1

Telephone: 604-669-9222
Fax: 604-684-4713
Email: info@bccommunitynews.com
Web: www.bccommunitynews.com

Other Industry Associations

(not associate members)

Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association (AWNA)

Dennis Merrell, Executive Director
3228 Parsons Road
Edmonton, Alberta  T6N 1M2

Telephone: 780-434-8746
Fax: 780-438-8356
Email: info@awna.com
Web: www.awna.com

Quebec Community Newspapers Association (QCNA)

Richard Tardif, Executive Director
189 Hymus Blvd., Suite 207
Pointe Claire, Quebec  H9R 1E9

Telephone: 514-697-6330
Fax: 514-697-6331
Email: info@qcna.qc.ca
Web: www.qcna.org

Association de la presse francophone (APF)

Linda Lauzon, Directrice générale par intérim
267 Dalhousie Street
Ottawa, Ontario  K1N 7E3

Telephone: 613-241-1017
Fax: 613-241-6313
Email: linda@apf.ca
Web: www.apf.ca

Hebdos Québec

Gilber Paquette, Directeur général
538, Place St-Henri
Montréal, QC
H4C 2R9

Telephone: 1-514-861-2088
Fax: 1-514-861-1966
Email: info@hebdos.com
Web: www.hebdos.com