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Magazine Best Practices Events

Ontario Creates Magazine Best Practices Events are a business development forum for Ontario’s magazine publishing professionals. The events include showcases of Ontario Creates-supported projects, panels with magazine publishers, strategic exercises with industry professionals, and networking opportunities.

The events are a catalyst for project ideas, promote strategic thinking, and provide tips and strategies to support new business models, examples of best practices, and insight on industry trends.

Are you looking for opportunities to expand your audience and revenues? 

Are you seeking best practices and the chance to explore critical issues facing your magazine today? 

Join us and your peers to hear success stories from the Ontario Creates Magazine Fund and participate in roundtable discussions.

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This Best Practices event includes: 

  • A panel about extending the value of your brand through events, identifying potential partners/collaborators to build your business, preparing for success in partnership, and identifying opportunities to create value and revenue within your niche
  • Roundtable Sessions - attend your choice of two roundtable discussions from the following: 
  • 1) Audience Development; 2) International Business (making international connections and maximizing opportunities); and 3) Information on the Ontario Creates Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Fund
  • Networking with peers

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Whether your publication is print or digital, consumer or B2B, join us for this free event of candid and inspiring conversation, the chance to meet other magazine professionals, and to discover and share solutions, strategies and tactics.   

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Blue Ant Media
130 Merton Street, Toronto, M4S 1A4 
(Davisville Subway)

 Cost:    Free

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The Ontario Creates Magazine Fund supports the business development of independent Ontario-based magazine publishers. 

Matt Hilliard-Forde
Program Consultant
Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6627


Bianca Spence
Program Coordinator
Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6652

To receive notification of upcoming deadlines and program updates, please email programs2@ontariocreates.ca with your complete contact information, including your full name, company name and telephone number, as well as the name of the program that you are interested in.

Useful Links
Funding for the Magazine Industry

Funding Deadlines

Film Fund - Production
CYCLE 1: March 4, 2019
CYCLE 2: July 4, 2019
CYCLE 3: October 30, 2019

Business Intelligence Program
April 16, 2019
October 22, 2019

OMF - Music Company Development
April 17, 2019, by 5pm ET

OMF - Music Futures
April 18, 2019, by 5pm ET - For Domestic Record Labels, Artist-Entrepreneurs, Music Managers and Music Publishers

Magazine Fund
May 31, 2019 by 5:00 pm ET

OMF - Music Industry Development
October 24, 2019, by 5pm ET

Contact Us

Matt Hilliard-Forde
Program Consultant
Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6627


Program Coordinator
Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6652