We are thrilled to welcome you to, the new reference for digital publishers and media professionals! This current resource, brought to you by the Digital Publishing Awards (DPAs), aims to help both established and emerging talents of Canada’s digital publishing landscape engage with relevant, timely, educative and compelling information about their industry. More specifically, the mandate of the blog is to promote award-winning digital content, design, creators and innovation through a digest of relevant industry news, events and developments as well as profiles and regular posts that promote the creative work of Canadian digital publishers. Make sure to follow the blog and visit the site often as frequent updates will be posted.


Launched in 2016, the Digital Publishing Awards concluded a very successful inaugural year this past June when the industry congregated in downtown Toronto to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of their peers. A broad range of online publishers – small and big – were honoured at the awards soirée, such as the CBC, Hakai Magazine, The Globe and Mail, L’actualité, Maclean’s and BuzzFeed Canada. Subjects ranged— from interactive federal election coverage, to the crucial exposure of the country’s missing and murdered Indigenous women, to an in depth, digitalized look at the Canadian Forces Station in Alert, Nunavut, Canada’s northernmost inhabited location. The awards highlighted captivating visual storytelling, impressive digital initiatives and engaging online videos.

2017 Digital Publishing Awards

To reflect the industry’s changing trends, the second annual Digital Publishing Awards has been both reimagined and expanded. The newly developed program consists of twenty-two categories, including new categories for arts and culture, fashion, digital service features and social storytelling. In addition, the previously existing video category now counts three divisions, the Best New Coverage category will reward excellence at the local and national level and the program’s top award – the General Excellence in Digital Publishing – will be bestowed to both a small and large publications.

What’s more, this year individual gold winners will be awarded a cash prize of $500— a prize that goes directly to the creator. We strongly uphold our belief that Canadian creators deserve full recognition for their creativity and dedication in the production of the country’s best digital content. Visit for more details and don’t miss the nominations announcement on April 25, 2017.

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