Commitment to Inclusivity

The Magazine Association of BC is committed to encouraging inclusivity, diversity, accountability and accessibility.

The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) and the Magazine Association of BC (MagsBC) are partnering to administer a Canada-wide survey in 2021 on diversity, inclusion and equity in the magazine industry.

Survey research results will be distributed by July 2021. Sign up here to receive a copy of the report. More information here.

We offered two workshops in 2019 in concert with the Association of Book Publishers of BC (ABPBC) in Vancouver and Victoria on May 23 and 24. The code of conduct from the workshops is here.

We are committed to having more diversity in our programming and speakers at our MagsWest conference. See below and on our YouTube channel for some of these sessions.

We are working on a member code of conduct and other important documents, but in the meantime the ABPBC's member code of conduct is here.

We have eleven resource sections on such subjects as accountability, diversity, disability, mental health, appropriation, harassment and more.

If you're interested in learning more, check out the Writers Guild of America West's list of Industry Inclusion and Equity Writing Programs, Conferences and Festivals

Some of our more recent videos:

MagsBC presents “Inclusive Magazine Publishing: Barriers and Strategies for Writers and Publishers” (Sept 2016)

Building Good Relationships With BIPOC Writers - Phoebe Wang (Mar 2019)

Stealing Someone Else's Voice by Ijeoma Oluo (Oct 2017)

“On Equity and Inclusion” by Lėonicka Valcius (Nov 2016)

Making Your Website More Accessible by Devon Persing (Oct 2017)

Race, Culture, and the Gatekeepers of Language by Ijeoma Oluo (Oct 2017)

Resisting 'CanLit' | West Coast Indigenous Writers (Sept 2017)