The Team

Who are we?

The Quebec Community Newspapers Association (QCNA) is dedicated to the professional and economic development of English community newspapers and their enterprises serving minority communities in Quebec. Recognized as the official representative of Quebec’s official language community newspapers by the federal and provincial governments, the public, and by the vast majority of Quebec’s community press whether independent, corporate, or not for profit, the QCNA is as unique as the members it serves.

The association’s English and bilingual publications distribute weekly, biweekly, monthly and daily to some 324,914 readers (in print circulation, excluding online readership).  These publications serve an exclusive English and bilingual readership in their communities through their focus on relevant local news and high editorial-to-advertising ratio. In fact, three out of five English-speaking residents read their local community newspaper.

The Quebec Community Newspapers Association provides advocacy, government representation, marketing and promotion for Quebec’s community newspapers and, among other things, highlights newspaper challenges in official language markets and provides possible solutions and establishes partnerships that will benefit members and the association.

Our Vision

QCNA is the organization representing Quebec’s English-language media, upholding the highest standard of journalistic excellence.

Our Mission

Support and advocate for the professional and economic development of the news media serving the English-language communities of Quebec.

Facts to know about QCNA

  • QCNA is celebrating 43 years in serving the minority community in Quebec.
  • Our member newspapers reach 384,000 readers across the province.
  • QCNA has 25 full members and 6 affiliate members.
  • 52% of newspaper readers use both print and online service to access their news.
  • Quebec’s English-speaking community represents 13.7% of the total population.
  • More than 65 community newspapers* are supported by the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications and only 3 serve the English-speaking Quebec community.
  • QCNA has been recognizing journalism excellence with our Better Newspaper Competition for 43 years.
  • QCNA is one of the 7 mandated not-for-profit organizations, administering the Local Journalism Initiative program funded by Canadian Heritage.

Every successful organization needs a strong team!

QCNA’s team is consistently working at serving our members. Together they represent the industry and help the newspapers achieve sustainability. As a team their only objective is to help you achieve your goals!

QCNA consists of positions that are delivering the job as it should be done:

General Manager

The General Manager is tasked with creating business plans, program management, overseeing day-to-day activities, improving performance, developing organizational culture, supervising the departments, reporting on revenue, and directing organizational strategy. The General Manager administers QCNA’s programs and reports to government funders and works closely with sector partners to meet the needs of the QCNA membership.

Program & Office Coordinator

The Office Administrator/Program Coordinator coordinates office activities and operations to secure efficiency and compliance to company policies. They also manage agendas and supporting documentation for the board meetings. Furthermore, they support bookkeeping procedures, assist colleagues and members whenever necessary, and support the General Manager with program coordination such as the Local Journalism Initiative.

Sales and Advertisement Coordinator
Communications and Event Coordinator
Grants and Revenue Generating Officer

Board of Directors

Brenda O’Farrell


Lily Ryan


Nikki Mantell

Vice President

Michael Sochaczevski


Vacant Position


Cynthia Dow


Charles Dickson​


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Contact Us

(819) 893-6330
400 Blvd. Maloney E. Suite 205
Gatineau, QC, CA
J8P 1E6

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