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Commitment to Inclusivity

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) partnered September 2020 to August 2021 to administer a Canada-wide survey January to March 2021 on diversity, inclusion and equity in the magazine industry and evaluate the results as summarized and reported on by Zenev and Associates:

You can find more information here, as well as a link to request the full survey report.

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. (The conference is on hiatus until September 2022 or later, but we are also planning professional development sessions on these topics in the spring of 2022.)

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 and Festivals