Reminder: Junior Citizen Awards Deadline Is November 30

Nominations for the 2016 Ontario Junior Citizen Awards will be accepted electronically until midnight tomorrow (November 30) or until 5PM at the OCNA office for anyone wishing to drop off a hard copy package. 
37 Front Street E, Ste 200
Toronto, ON
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CPF Aid To Publishers Application Forms Are Available

Application forms are now available online for the 2017-2018 Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) Aid to Publishers funding program. The CPF component provides financial assistance to Canadian print magazines, weekly newspapers and digital periodicals. Publishers are able to use funding to support the creation of content, production, distribution, online activities or business development.


The deadline to submit your application is Monday, December 19, 2016.

NewsClips November 2016

Seeking Nominations For The 2016 Junior Citizen Awards

Extraordinary young leaders - they're all around us - in schools, at church and on sports teams. The truth is, there are young people everywhere who are working hard to make their community a better place by volunteering for various organizations, making donations, saving lives and maintaining top grade averages. It's time to recognize their dedication and nominate them for a 2016 Ontario Junior Citizen Award. 


Any Ontario resident aged six to 17 is eligible for the award and can be nominated in one of five areas:

John Foust: Don't Gild The Lily


By John Foust
Raleigh, NC


The cliché 'gild the lily' is a misquotation of a line from Shakespeare: "To gild refined gold, to paint the wasteful and ridiculous excess." Correctly quoted or not, this common phrase refers to the unnecessary practice of embellishing something which doesn't need embellishing.

Register Today For The Independent Publishers' Retreat


The Ontario Community Newspapers Association is excited about the Fifth Annual Independent Publishers' Retreat! 


This year, join the association at the Kempenfelt Conference Centre in Innisfil on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay, Lake Simcoe on Friday November 4th and Saturday November 5th.


It is a great opportunity to network with peers, share success stories and participate in sessions that impact the industry.


NewsClips October 2016

The 2016 Better Newspapers Competition Is Open For Entries


The Ontario Community Newspapers Association is pleased to announce that we have again partnered with Newspaper Toolbox to offer an online entry platform and make the submission process quicker and easier. 


The Better Newspaper Awards Competition website is now open for entries and OCNA members can submit entries in PDF format by visiting 2016 OCNA Awards


Celebrate National Newspaper Week (October 2 - 8)


Each year, during the first full week in October, newspapers across North America celebrate National Newspaper Week (NNW) to celebrate and emphasize the impact of newspapers to communities large and small. This year marks the 76th anniversary of the initative and will take place between October 2-8. In addition, Carrier Appreciation Day will be celebrated on Saturday, October 8 to recognize the hard workof newspaper carriers who make a vital contribution to the industry.


Rainy River Record Ceases After Almost 100 Years

"It is the end of an era," Jim Cumming, Publisher of the Rainy River Record wrote in a release sent to OCNA last week. 
After nearly 100 years, the community newspaper will cease publishing as of September 27.
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