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May 24th 2012

HuffPost Canada Celebrates One-Year Anniversary


Last night the Huffington Post Canada team celebrated their first birthday- and in style, if we do say so ourselves! The two-story office transformed into a playground for clients, politicians, bloggers, friends, media, and of course, our (newly-coined) honourary Canadian, Arianna Huffington! Oh, and Conrad Black (pictured above). Even Team HuffPost Quebec jumped on the short flight from Montreal to celebrate their English counterparts.

We presented the HuffPost Canada team with a video of birthday wishes from some favourite friends- including CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos, Marc and Craig Kielburger of Free the Children, Conrad Black and Leader of the Official Opposition party of Canada, Thomas Mulcair.

May 8th 2012

HuffPost Canada Announces Regional Expansion

The HuffPost Canada team is just two weeks shy of celebrating its first birthday and what better way to celebrate than to announce the regional expansion of two new sites: HuffPost B.C and HuffPost Alberta. Scheduled to launch this fall, the sites will feature HuffPost's signature blend of news, blogging, community, and social engagement, to capture the unique cultures of both provinces, with regional editorial teams leveraging the power of the HuffPost platform to deliver the most important and most entertaining local stories.

"HuffPost Canada was our first international edition and has always had a special place in the HuffPost family," said Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of HPMG. "And I'm delighted that we'll be welcoming even more voices to the conversation by expanding to British Columbia and Alberta, just as we expanded to Quebec in February. Since we're already in a celebratory mood with HuffPost Canada approaching its first birthday, there's no better time to enlarge the discussion with the unique perspectives of these vibrant provinces."

The strong social DNA, vital to the HuffPost model, will extend to connect with the social communities of B.C. and Alberta. The Huffington Post Canada currently generates more than 2 million social actions a month through its commenting and sharing platforms and its social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.*

Arianna will be joining the team, including bloggers, clients, media and friends of HuffPost, in Toronto to reflect and commemorate the success of its first year. Join us in the celebration by exploring our new sites.

*Based on HPMG internal data.

Apr 30th 2012

HuffPost Canada Reporter Wins Journalism Award

Following its nomination for Excellence in Journalism last month, HuffPost Canada is celebrating another win this time for business reporter Rachel Mendleson's inaugural labor reporting which earned an award from the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) for her feature that explored the links between income inequality and the decline of unions in Canada.

The award, presented Saturday at the CAJ's annual gala in Toronto, honors stories that advance public understanding of labor issues.

Mendleson traveled to St. Thomas, Ontario, where she documented the struggle of workers from that city's shuttered Ford assembly plant to find good jobs. She used their plight to examine the broader question of what impact the disintegration of organized labor has had on Canada's growing income gap.

The story was featured prominently in HuffPost's ongoing "Mind The Gap" series, edited by Daniel Tencer, which chronicles this country's income divide. We're proud of the work Rachel has done on the "Mind The Gap" series and it reinforces our commitment to cover stories that fall outside of mainstream business news.

The award is one of many that The Huffington Post has won in the last month including a Pulitzer Prize for its series Beyond the Battlefield, honored in the National Reporting field and a British Media Award naming HuffPost UK's Editor-in-Chief as Media Innovator of the Year.

Apr 26th 2012

Go Global or Stay Local: Come See The World with HuffPost Canada Travel


HuffPost Canada Travel
, AOL Canada's new home for all things sun, sand, ski and everything in between launches today with advertising partner BC Tourism. The new travel site will reflect the Huffington Post's signature blend of social news and tools that will deliver stories, reviews and insights, while encouraging conversations on topics and issues that are relevant to its audience. Let HuffPost Canada Travel be your go-to destination for breaking travel news, sight-seeing tips and alluring video! Oh, and galleries of beautiful, exotic beaches, of course!

"We're expanding our HuffPost Canada portfolio, and amazing blogger community, to appeal to the interest of all our readers," said Paul Cramp, general manager of male audiences, AOL Canada. "The transition from AOL Travel to Huffington Post Travel Canada gives us the opportunity to build a broader focus in our travel channel: there are 2.8 million Canadians that visit Huffington Post sites every month and we're reaching out to this highly engaged audience with a new offering to attract both the luxury vacationers and travel junkies alike!"

With insight on destinations at home and around the globe, the site delivers the information you're looking for through original travel video, amazing travel blogs as well as travel guides, deals and bookings. Come to HuffPost Canada Travel to get informed and vacation-inspired!

Apr 4th 2012

The Huffington Post Canada Named Finalist for Excellence in Journalism Award

Today, the Canadian Journalism Foundation announced its list of finalists in the large-media category for the annual Excellence in Journalism Award and The Huffington Post Canada was among the honorees.

The Canadian Journalism Foundation celebrates news organizations that embrace ideals of journalistic excellence including accuracy, independence, accountability, courage and originality. Recent excellence winners in the large-media category include the Toronto Star, Winnipeg Free Press, The Globe and Mail, The Canadian Press and The Hamilton Spectator.

This year's winner-and the winner will be announced at the CJF 15th Annual Awards Gala on June 7, 2012 in Toronto. Click here to read the full list of nominees.

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