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How long will it take for my application to be processed?

It usually takes about two months for a magazine application to be reviewed by the membership committee. This gives the full committee – members from AMPA's board of directors – time to view complete applications and give each the necessary consideration.

My company publishes more than one magazine.
Do I have to apply for membership separately for each of them?

Yes – AMPA membership is granted to magazine titles, not to publishing companies. Each magazine is assessed independently by the membership committee.

What are "ad-edit guidelines"?

Ad-edit guidelines distinguish between advertising information and editorial information in magazines. The guidelines are used by the Canadian magazine industry to protect the integrity and viability of publications by regulating advertising and editorial content. The guidelines cover, among other things, issues of ad adjacency, labelling, sponsorship and product placement, as well as rules for special advertising sections. AMPA member magazines must follow these guidelines, as outlined in the Magazines Canada Code of Reader & Advertiser Engagement.

How much does AMPA membership cost?

Voting Magazine member fees are based on the per issue print run, according to the table below.

Circulation (per issue)
10,000 or less
50,001 +
Circulation (per issue)
10,001 to 50,000

Affiliate Magazine and Digital Magazine members: $226/year

Associate Organizations members: $275.00/year

Associate Individual members: $55/year; Students: $25/year; Organization: $275.

New AMPA members are billed upon acceptance, so please don't send payment with your application package.

Membership fees (with the exception of the individual student rate) will be pro-rated on a monthly basis. Thereafter, members are billed each October for the next calendar year. Payment must be received before November 15 to ensure inclusion in the annual catalogue.

Why should I become a member of AMPA?

So glad you asked. AMPA membership introduces you to a thriving professional community; gives you access to professional development events and resources; provides cost-saving, productivity-enhancing services; and gives you a dedicated staff to promote your publication and improve your industry. Learn more about AMPA member benefits.

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1721 29 Ave SW, Suite 390
Calgary, Alberta T2T 6P7

T: (403) 262-0081
F: (403) 670-0492
E: Alberta Magazines

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AMPA acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) of the Department of Canadian Heritage, as well as the Government of Alberta through the Alberta Multimedia Development Fund (AMDF) towards our project costs.

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