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AMPA is a classroom, a forum, a newsletter, an advocate and a united voice for magazine publishers in Alberta.

Whether you're a one-person publishing operation or the leader of a large team, AMPA membership has much to offer. The association provides everything from professional development resources and a subsidized internship program, to promotional services and extensive networking opportunities.

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    Bursary Program

    Upgrade your skills and network with colleagues from across the country and continent with the help of AMPA's travel and/or tuition bursary program. Bursaries are available to Voting and Affiliate Magazine members for professional development conferences, workshops and seminars in Alberta and beyond.

    Voting Magazine members can log in to access guidelines, applications and other forms.

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    Industry Study

    Get a copy of AMPA's comprehensive industry survey to better understand the province's publishing world and your role in it.

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    Internship Program

    Hire enthusiastic, up-and-coming talent for your publication with this internship wage subsidy for Voting Magazine members. Find a qualified student or recent graduate to join your staff, and AMPA will reimburse a portion of their salary.

    Voting Magazine members log in to access guidelines, applications and other forms.

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    Have the challenges facing Alberta's publishers heard and addressed by elected officials. AMPA represents its members at all levels of government, acting as both an ear and a voice for the industry.

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    Magazine Directory

    Build credibility, reach a wider audience and enhance your Google search ranking by listing your member publication in AMPA's online Magazine Directory.

    View the Magazine Directory

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    Member newsletter

    Receive a quarterly electronic member newsletter featuring news, opinions, upcoming events and information relevant to your career and the larger publishing industry.

    View the Member Newsletter

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    In an effort to present our members with access to valuable resources, no matter what they may be, AMPA has connected with MyHSA, a Calgary-based health savings account provider.

    Members looking to obtain or upgrade their health insurance policies can find all of the information they need to get started with MyHSA here.

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    Networking Opportunities

    Meet colleagues, future mentors and potential employees at AMPA-sponsored professional development and cultural events throughout the year.

    View Networking Opportunities

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    Professional Consultations

    Access invaluable one-on-one consultation services from an expert industry professional through the Pros on the Road program. Consultants are available to Voting and Affiliate Magazine members for an exhaustive range of subjects, including circulation, design, and electronic media.

    Voting and Affiliate Magazine members log in to access guidelines, applications and other forms.

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    Professional Development

    Receive a discounted member rate at professional workshops, seminars and webinars, as well as the annual Alberta Magazines Conference held every year in March.

    View the Conference

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    Let AMPA find new readers and endorse your magazine at trade shows and conferences across Canada; at related provincial events; and through libraries, colleges and the media.

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    Resource Library

    Access an extensive, regularly updated library of electronic learning resources, including past presentation materials and session notes.

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    Members log in to access the full Resource Library.

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    Sequel Software

    Implement publication management software from Publish2Profit at a subsidized rate for Voting Magazine members. Find out if P2P software is right for you, and learn more about this periodical publishing management system at the Publish2Profit website.

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    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Hosting a function? Increase your exposure with AMPA and the Alberta magazine industry – we offer events and award sponsorship opportunities to Associate Organization members.

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    Need professional advice? AMPA provides telephone counsel during regular business hours. We can also refer you to consultants and direct you to programs and resources that may suit your needs.

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    Talent Pool

    Get priority listing in AMPA's online Talent Pool, a place where publishing creatives can post their credentials for talent-seeking employers in Alberta's magazine industry.

    View Talent Pool

    Anyone can create a Talent Pool listing, simply log in to your website user account to get started today.

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    Template Publishing Guide

    Get a free copy of AMPA's Template publication series, a how-to resource covering all facets of the industry from editorial, art direction, freelancing, publishing, advertising, sales and distribution – with special editions devoted to circulation and law.

    Start a Magazine

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Contact Us

Alberta Magazine Publishers Association
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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Our Funders

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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