Member Benefits


Let AMPA be your united voice.  The Association advocates on behalf of publishers on the issues that affect the magazine media industry, including equitable funding models, postal rates, potential fees related to recycling and more.  The Association is committed to connecting with municipal, provincial and federal government officials to ensure policy makers have a thorough understanding of the industry and its contributions.

Awards Program

Celebrate excellence through AMPA’s annual awards program. It’s open to member magazines and their freelance contributors, and recognizes exceptional quality in magazine editorial content and design through Showcase and Achievement categories.

Cultural Industries Fund

The Alberta Cultural Industries Association supports a Cultural Industries Loan Guarantee Fund and acts as a direct lender to provide small loans (not to exceed $50,000) for business development.

Industry Study

AMPA undertakes regular industries studies to help its members better understand the state of the publishing world.

Internship Program

Hire enthusiastic, up-and-coming talent for your publication with an internship wage subsidy.

Job Listings Board

Looking to hire? Post a magazine industry position and have it seen by job seekers.

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.

Member Newsletter

Stay informed. Receive a monthly e-newsletter featuring industry news, upcoming events and information relevant to your career and the larger publishing industry.


Benefit from benefits. MyHSA, a Calgary-based company facilitates insurance brokers to provide a CRA-approved method of providing medical, dental and vision benefits.

Networking Opportunities

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

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 business management, editorial, circulation, design, ad sales, and digital initiatives.

Professional Development

Receive a preferred member rate for professional skills training workshops, seminars and webinars, as well as the annual Alberta Magazines Conference held every year in March.


Grow your audience. Let AMPA find new readers and endorse your magazine at trade shows, conferences and targeted events.

Resource Library

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

Sponsorship Opportunities

Meet  the decision makers. Increase your exposure with AMPA, its members and the Alberta magazine industry. We offer conference and award sponsorship opportunities to Associate Organization members.


Need professional advice? AMPA can connect you with experts and direct you to the programs and resources that will make a difference.

Talent Pool

Get priority listing in AMPA’s online Talent Pool. Publishing creatives can post credentials for talent-seeking employers in Alberta’s magazine industry.

Template Publishing Guide

Get a free copy of AMPA’s Template publication series, a how-to resource covering all facets of the industry  – with special editions devoted to circulation, advertising sales, digital and law.

Travel Bursary Program

Upgrade your skills and network with the help of AMPA’s travel and/or tuition bursary program. Bursaries are available to Voting members for professional development conferences, workshops and seminars in Alberta and beyond.