MagsBC aims to support the BC magazine industry and its members by offering programs that will assist publishers and staff in creating a better, more innovative and sustainable magazine. The association polls members to find out what programs and services would best meet their needs, and works to find funding to support these initiatives.
The following programs have been funded until March 2020 through the Canada Periodical Fund:
- Magazine Coach Program: New as of January 2018, our Magazine Coach Program is similar to Magazines Canada’s Travelling Consultants Program and the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association’s Pros on the Road.Like these programs, MagsBC will pair “coaches”, experts in a particular area, to meet with member magazines for a half or full day consultation. Participating magazines will contribute either $175 toward a half-day consultation or $300 toward a full-day consultation and receive a summary of recommendations afterward. Very small magazines may ask to have this fee reduced or waived.
- Internship Subsidy Program: Since 2010, MagsBC has subsidized many internships at a variety of magazines, making it easier for publishers and staff to bring in new talent, get some much-needed support for their operations, and help develop the next generation of publishing professionals.
- Professional Development: Since its inception, the Magazine Association of BC has offered relevant and timely professional development seminars and webinars at various times during the year to complement its Magazines West Conference.