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Help Raise the Profile of Canadian Content Creators by supporting the COPAs


The COPAs is celebrating its 13th year as the largest Online Publishing Awards program in Canada showcasing talent from coast to coast. The COPAs mission is to raise the profile of all publishing companies in Canada big or small. The COPAs will have 4 divisions in 2021 Academic, Business to Business, Consumer Magazines and News Media. You can raise your company’s profile with journalists from some of Canada leading brands that represent the diversity of Canada’s multi-cultural society. You will also be supporting the next generation of content creators through our Academic Division.


COPA 2020 Winners

29Secrets, Annex Business Media,, BC Broker magazine, Cabin Radio, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, CBC, CollingwoodToday,  Convenience & Carwash Canada , Cross-polliNation, Crowfoot Media, ELLE Canada/ Québec, Fête Chinoise, Hakai Magazine, HuffPost Canada (Quebec), Hydra Films Inc., iheart Radio (Bell Media), IMPACT Magazine, IndigiNews (Discourse Media), IT World Canada, Le Journal de Montreal, Legion Magazine, Look du Jour , Montreal Gazette , Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, Office Today, Opera Canada, Ottawa Citizen, Postmedia, PressProgress, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, SavvyMom,, Tabloïd , The Lawyer's Daily, The Walrus, Top Hat, University Affairs magazine, Vancouver Magazine, Wellington Weddings, Western Living, Xtra Magazine.

From left-right: Business Wire's Mariana Valle-Mesen (Media Relations Specialist) and Matt Allinson (Director of Global Media Relations) chat with COPA producer Marty Seto in the event's virtual platform.

COPA 2020 Judges

Industry: BPAWW, CAJ, CPA, MorningStar, NBCUniversal, Shopify, Skymount Global, Universal Music, WWF, Subway, Ontario Black History Society

Digital Marketing: Blunt Strategic, Cayeene Creative, Chadman, CirkLink, Commuications Ten Ltd, Core Communications, Cossette PR, CSEK Creative, Espro Creative, First Impressions, Fresh Media, Geeks in Training, HappyFication, Hearts and Science, Kooklo, Mystique Brand Communications, Playground, ROI PR, Trendline Interactive

Media : Advisors Edge, Bell Media, Burlington Gazette, Canadian Car Stereo, Corus Entertainment, Lions Roar, Lonwoods Publshing, Manitoba Chinese Tribune, New Canadian Media, Newspapers Atlantic, OptiMYz, City News, Sportsnet, St Joesph Media, The Star



Humber College, Lethbridge College, McGill University, Queen's University, Ryerson University, York University, University of British Columbia, University of King's College 


Here is how you can help.


Presenting Sponsor - $5,000 

Division Sponsor - $3,500 ( Academic, Business, Consumer and News)

FREE Entry Category Sponsor - $3,500 ( Best Feel Good Story, Best Multicultural Story)

Industry Supporter - $2,000

Booking Deadline
: April 30, Contact Marty Seto 416-907-6562,



1. Call for Judges - April - May  

2. Entry Criteria Release - June 1 

3. Call for Entries - July 1 - Canada Day

4. Early Bird Deadline - August 13

5. Entry Deadline - September 30

6. Finalists Announcement - December 1

7. COPA Party - Feb 2022
"The 2020 edition of the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) was a special one, not only because they were forced to transform and innovate their in-place strategies due to the pandemic, but also because it marked their 12-year anniversary. And, I must say, it’s one of the best virtual conferences I’ve attended so far!"

Mariana Valle-Mesen, BussinessWire, Media Relations Specialist

 Booking Deadline: April 30, Contact Marty Seto 416-907-6562,


May 1: Call for Judges
July 1: Call for Entries
Aug 19: Early Bird Deadline
Sept 30: Entry Deadline 
Dec 1: Finalist Announcement
Feb 2025 : COPA Awards Party

News provided by Business Wire

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Category Sponsors:
Industry Sponsors:

Logo and link on every page of the COPA web site (year-long) 1st position 2nd position N/A

Logo, link and sponsor profile on the COPA web site
1st position 2nd position Logo only on sponsor page

Table-top display at COPA event, along perimeter of reception venue
First choice on location
Next choice on location

Keynote speaker at opening reception (30 min) Yes N/A N/A

Opening remarks at the COPA event (2 min) Yes N/A N/A

Logo on photo -op backdrop at COPA event Yes Yes N/A

Recognition at awards event, Toronto fall: event signage, verbal recognition 1st position 2nd position 3rd position

Opportunity to present awards at COPA awards reception
Presenting Sponsor
presents final “Web
Site of the Year” award
in 3 divisions
Choice of one category
(Red, Blue or Green)

Recognition in Masthead editorial coverage Yes Yes Yes

Recognition in e-mail blasts promoting COPA (call to entries, reminders, short-list announcement, winners announcement)
1st position
including logo
2nd position
including logo
3rd position
text mention

Advertising in the COPA show program Full page ad
Inside Front Cover
Full page ad
Category page
1/2 page ad

Complimentary tickets to attend COPA reception for staff and clients
10 6 4