Actual Media is Hiring an Intern

We’re looking to add a new star to our constellation!

Actual Media Inc., the publisher of leading business magazines and producer of major industry events in the water, infrastructure and environment sectors seeks a paid audience engagement intern for a four-month term from Feb. 15, 2018 to June 15, 2018.  This full-time, contract position in our Toronto office is an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the magazine industry, expand your knowledge of publishing systems and technology and develop your skills through on-the-job mentoring.


About our company:

Actual Media is an established business-to-business agency and independent media outlet serving the infrastructure, water and environment industry segments. Our loyal readers and clientele appreciate our insights, content and direct engagement with their industry. We are not just editors, publishers and sales managers, we are subject matter experts, leaders and opinion multipliers.

ReNew Canada magazine is Canada’s infrastructure’s magazine and covers energy, transit, transportation, public spaces and public works. The publication and its website engage with the decision-makers who plan, finance, design, engineer, construct and manage of all types of infrastructure …

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Kicking off the 8th annual Canadian Water Summit

“Conserving our freshwaters can only happen with the support of businesses and corporations. It is their leadership that can shift market forces from loss and overuse, to conservation and sustainability.” — Dan Kraus, National Conservation Biologist, The Nature Conservancy


On June 22 in Toronto, the 8th annual Canadian Water Summit explores Collaboration to Action—Leadership and Investment in Canada’s Blue Economy  

Event: 8th annual Canadian Water Summit

Date: June 21-23, 2017

Time:  Main event is 8:30 – 5:30 June 22

Location:   Sheraton Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9 

Media: There will be an opportunity for questions and answers and photos with keynote speakers following their presentations. 


The Canadian Water Summit attracts close to 250 professionals from water industry groups across all orders of government, manufacturing, industry associations, cleantech, local communities, academia, and NGOs. As we celebrate Canada’s 150th, delegates will explore opportunities to collaborate on water technology and infrastructure finance, “blue economy” growth and climate change resilience through progressive policies, smart business and bold investment …

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Publisher & CEO Todd Latham Joins QUEST as Senior Associate

QUEST is pleased to welcome five new Senior Associates. These Senior Associates are part of QUEST’s network of best in class leaders from across Canada committed to advancing Smart Energy Communities and include:

Bruce Cameron, Principal Consultant and Founder of Envigour Policy Consulting – Bruce is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is a leading expert in energy policy development. Richard, Laszlo, Senior Associate serving as Senior Lead, Utilities/CHP and Services – Richard is based in Toronto, Ontario and is currently the Chair of the QUEST Ontario CHP Consortium and the QUEST Alberta CHP Working Group. Todd Latham, President of Actual Media Inc. – Todd is based in Toronto, Ontario and is a media entrepreneur with twenty-five years experience in business publishing, marketing, and communications. Le Luong, Senior Associate serving as the QUEST2017 Project Manager – Le is based in Toronto, Ontario and is the Managing Director of Goals Business Solutions. She is a business strategist with a flair for marketing and events. Eddie Oldfield, Senior Associate serving as Lead, QUEST New Brunswick Services – Eddie is based in Fredericton, New Brunswick and is the Principal and …

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8th Annual Canadian Water Summit

Collaboration to Action — Leadership and Investment in Canada’s Blue Economy

The Canadian Water Summit attracts hundreds of professionals from water industry groups across all orders of government, manufacturing, industry associations, cleantech, local communities, academia, and NGOs. As we celebrate Canada’s 150th, delegates will explore opportunities to collaborate on water technology and infrastructure finance, blue economy growth and climate change resilience through progressive policies, smart business and bold investment leadership.

Only two months away, join us in Toronto for the 8th annual Canadian Water Summit on June 22, 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Mark your calendars, sign up for the email alerts, and stay tuned to CWS social media feeds – more details to come!

And don’t miss the Water’s Next Awards Gala where we will honour the achievements and ideas of individuals and companies that successfully work to change water in our country.

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Water Canada Team Attends 2017 Waterkeeper Gala

On April 20th, the Water Canada team, Todd Latham, publisher and CEO; Jane Buckland, associate publisher; Katherine Balpataky, editor; and Todd Westcott, content and marketing manager, attended the 6th annual Waterkeeper Gala.

A Lake Ontario Waterkeeper event, the Waterkeeper Gala raises funds and awareness for water issues locally and globally. An independent charity, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper/ Swim Drink Fish Canada works for a day when every person in the Lake Ontario watershed can safely touch the water, when the water is pure enough to drink, and when the lake is clean and wild enough that you could toss in a line anywhere and pull out a fish.

Their programs bring together law, science, culture, and digital media in order to connect and empower people to restore polluted places, protect human health, and promote thriving natural spaces.

The program showcases musical presentations, this year featuring Hannah Georgas, Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas), and Sarah Harmer; inducts new Swim Drink Fish Ambassadors, individuals who have “demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to creating a future where every Canadian can swim, drink, and fish.” This year’s inductees included Dave Bidini, …

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Water Canada’s New Associate Publisher: Jane Buckland

Jane Buckland was previously a Sales Manager at Marketing magazine a Rogers Media publication. Passionate about media and marketing, the move to Water Canada was a natural fit. In her free time, Jane loves to travel with her husband and two children. She also loves attending live events and drinking water!

Water Canada is excited to have Jane join its team led by publisher Todd Latham and editor Katherine Balpataky. With Jane’s help, Water Canada will continue to deliver content uniquely insightful into Canada’s water sector, covering all aspects of water stewardship and management—from the water source to your tap and back again. Tens of thousands of readers trust Water Canada for exclusive, insightful, and timely content that speaks to the protection and investment in Canada’s most important natural resource.

“Water Canada is an invaluable resource connecting the Canadian water sector and providing market intelligence and news on innovations and technological solutions. It also recognizes leaders and champions playing a key role in the Canadian economy and job creation. Water Canada does a great job and deserves high praise!” — Irene …

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Fourth Day announces new partnerships in Canada

Berlin/London/Toronto, February 13, 2017 – Fourth Day has acquired both a new project and a new partner in Canada as it helps to raise its international profile. is disrupting the way people connect to and do business in the cleantech space. The platform, recently started by a group of technology professionals and entrepreneurs, aggregates information from the clean technology industry, helps accelerate project adoption and financing, and matches professionals to new projects and others in their field. Fourth Day has been tasked with improving the hub’s reach within the clean energy industry in Europe.

As a part of the project, Fourth Day has also been able to strike up a strategic partnership with Actual Media, a Toronto-based communications and publications house with a particular focus on the infrastructure, water industry and environment sectors.

“We have been looking to expand our presence further in North America as the next step in Fourth Day’s strategic expansion,” said Danny Stephens, Director of Fourth Day’s Germany office in Berlin.

“To be fortunate enough not only to get a partner with the …

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Actual Media Announces Nick Reid as New Managing Partner

Todd Latham, president of Actual Media Inc., is proud to announce that Nick Reid has joined the firm as a shareholder and managing partner.

Nick will take a leadership role with Actual Media’s water-related publications and events, specifically Water Canada, the Water’s Next Awards, and the Canadian Water Summit. His depth of management experience and industry engagement will also assist Actual Media to further develop its creative agency business and strong role in the infrastructure space with ReNew Canada magazine and the Top100 Projects publications and events.

“Nick will help us grow the water segments of the business, while also elevating the Actual Media brand across his broad network of influence,” Latham said.

One of Nick’s strengths is his collaborative work with a diverse network of stakeholders in organizations, municipalities, ministries, and industry, seeking opportunities to execute long‐term strategic initiatives fundamental to the growth of Ontario’s water sector. In his past role with the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA), he participated in several stakeholder consultations as the province developed the …

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Lee Scarlett Crowdfund

Water Canada would like to let our friends in the water and publishing community know that associate publisher, Lee Scarlett has Stage 4 cancer. There is a crowdfunding page to assist the family through this difficult period.

Lee has been part of the Water Canada and Actual Media team for ten years. He is very well known in the water community, and is a dedicated force in the industry. Lee and his family are thankful for the kindness of people who have reached out to them.


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