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ABOUT READER'S DIGEST ASSOCIATION (CANADA) ULC
The Reader’s Digest Association is a leading global, multi-brand and multi-platform media and direct marketing company that educates, entertains and connects audiences around the world. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the inspiration, ideas and tools to simplify and enrich their lives.
The Reader's Digest Magazines Ltd. Canadian operations began its activities in 1947, more than sixty-five years ago, with the publication of Sélection, its French-language magazine. With time, the company has become a leading Canadian multi-brand media and marketing powerhouse that aims to educate, entertain and connect audiences across the country. It now publishes five magazines, including Reader's Digest and Sélection, Canada's most widely read magazines with more than 6 million readers per month. Reader’s Digest brands include the reader contributed magazine Our Canada and its companion More of Our Canada as well as a healthy lifestyle magazine for Canadian women, Best Health. Reader's Digest operates six branded websites (readersdigest.ca, selection.ca, ourcanada.ca, besthealthmag.ca, plaisirsante.ca and tasteofhomecanada.com). In June 2013, Reader’s Digest will welcome Taste of Home Canada to our family of magazines in English and French.
Reader's Digest has always prided itself in the Canadian market as being the most influential Canadian magazine reaching nearly 1 in 5 Canadians, more than any other magazine in Canada.
The success of one of Canada's most recognizable and trusted brand names has been due in part to the highest integrity with which the company treats its customers and its quality products. Reader’s Digest is a multi-platform content provider delivering the highest quality information to its customers, where, when and how they want it, via print, online, e-newsletters, digital media and most recently, the iPad edition.
An international company
Reader's Digest has a very strong global presence with 38 office locations throughout the world. Reader’s Digest publishes 75 magazines, including 49 different editions of the Reader’s Digest magazine in 75 different countries. It has a total global circulation of 23 million and reaches nearly 100 million readers worldwide. In all, Reader’s Digest has 62 branded Websites. To learn more about The Reader's Digest Association (Canada) and its operations around the world click here.
The Reader's Digest Association values and rewards creativity and innovation. By joining our team you will work in an environment that creates trusted products that educate, entertain and connect audiences throughout Canada. To learn more about our career opportunities, please click here.
OUR DIGITAL APPROACH
Digital media is at the heart of the Reader’s Digest. Its growing digital network reaches nearly 3 million Canadians each month, offering a vast array of timely and credible content as well as lively communities catering to their needs and aspirations.
The strength of Reader’s Digest’s content, brands and communities is the cornerstone of our digital strategy. Through our websites, newsletters and other platforms, Canadians find the same values and standards of quality which have fostered the reputation of the company and which make its digital media a key destination.
Veritable extensions of the experience readers have with their books and magazines, along with the company’s flagship sites, Readersdigest.ca and Selection.ca, have reached levels of involvement and retention surpassing competitors through relevance, credibility and the quality of the interactive experience.
Through the years, Reader’s Digest has also developed an impressive network of websites such as Besthealthmag.ca, Ourcanada.ca, Tasteofhome.com and the forthcoming Tasteofhomecanada.com. These, in addition to our valuable partners, allow the company to continually increase its reach on the web.
Reader’s Digest and Best Health magazines are both available on the iPad and embrace the use of new and upcoming technology, including Layar.com’s Augmented Reality app, allowing users to interact with print media on a deeper level.
OUR SOCIAL COMMITMENT
READER'S DIGEST FOUNDATION OF CANADA
Because Reader's Digest is widely recognized as a key reference for its high standards of quality in matters of editorial content, scrupulous ethics, rigorous research and strenuous vetting methods, we have set up a foundation to encourage and promote these standards.
The Reader's Digest Foundation of Canada offers financial support to education in journalism at the university-level as well as to national organizations directly involved in advancing fundamental journalistic principles.
The foundation also supports a matching donation program internally for its employees as well as a strong supporter of The United Way and Centraide. Since 1978, the foundation has contributed more than $3 million in grants and matching donations.