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 Water Opportunities Act and its Water Sector Strategy.

Nick has an Honours B.Sc., Environmental Science, Biology from Trent University and has enjoyed a long career in the water sector. From 2002 to 2006, he served as the general manager of the Region of Peel’s four main water and wastewater plants, ensuring continuous service to 1.2 million residents under OCWA’s largest operating contract.

Previous work at OCWA encompassed management of OCWA’s IT Division, including support for Ontario’s largest implementation of a Wide Area SCADA system for more than 700 water and wastewater locations. Nick’s experience as publications chair of the Ontario Water Works Association’s (OWWA) quarterly Ontario Pipeline magazine from June 2009 to January 2015 prepares him for the hands-on work he will be doing with Water Canada.

In May 2014, he took on the chair role of AWWA’s Manufacturers and Associates Council Subcommittee on the Low Economic Value of Water, and he presented findings at ACE in Boston. In addition to his new role with Actual Media, he was recently appointed as the executive director of Ryerson Urban Water at Ryerson University. He continues to serve as a director with OWWA and on the advisory committee of the Canadian Water Summit.

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. www.gofundme.com/leescarlett

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.

 

Water Canada – November/December 2015 Issue Now Available

We just released our latest edition of Water Canada magazine.  The November/December 2015 edition, featuring our 2016 Buyer’s Guide, is available online at watercanada.net/archives. If you do not have a subscription, you can purchase one online by visiting: watercanada.net/subscribe/ or contact our subscription services department at 416-444-5842 x211

ReNew Canada – November/December 2015 Issue Now Available

 

We just released our latest edition of ReNew Canada magazine.  The November/December 2015 edition is available online at renewcanada.net/archives. If you do not have a subscription, you can purchase one online by visiting: renewcanada.net/subscribe/ or contact our subscription services department at 416-444-5842 x211

ReNew Canada to Co-Host the 2015 Canadian Urban Forum

ReNew Canada is proud to co-host the Canadian Urban Forum in Toronto on Oct. 8. See a preliminary program below:

Buy Your Water’s Next 2015 Tickets Today

The Water’s Next national awards program honours the achievements and ideas of individuals and companies that successfully work to change water in our country.

After receiving more than 80 nominations for the 2015 Water’s Next awards, our selection committee has chosen the finalists for each of the eight awards!

Winners will be announced at the Water’s Next gala award dinner following the Canadian Water Summit in Vancouver on June 25, 2015. Click here to buy tickets, and follow @WatersNext on Twitter for future updates and announcements!

CWWA Releases Actual Media-Assisted Public Attitudes Report

The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA), with the help of Water Canada and the Actual Media team, has released a new report titled Public Attitudes 2015. The report acts as a guidebook for communities developing communications plans around their water and wastewater services and will help bridge the gap between public opinion and the reality of our water infrastructure challenges.

In 2014, Actual Media Inc. brought together a roundtable of formidable Canadian water thinkers to brainstorm and discuss public messaging around water. Using information gathered at this session, the Public Attitudes 2015 report highlights messages and communications approaches that will bring water and wastewater infrastructure to the front of the public’s mind.

Actual Media is proud to have played an integral role in the development of this report. We are confident that the CWWA Public Attitudes 2015 report will help municipalities improve public support for water and wastewater infrastructure projects, and provide an important stepping stone to the overall improvement in the state of public infrastructure in Canada.

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE

Actual Media Supports The Stop

Actual Media is proud to have contributed to the fundraising efforts of Toronto collective Choir! Choir! Choir! The group of singers is embarking on a choir-a-thon to raise funds for The Stop Community Food Centre. On December 14, members of Choir! Choir! Choir! will pile into school buses and tour three hospitals: Sunnybrook Hospital, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and The Briton House Retirement Centre. The original fundraising foal of $10,000 has been surpassed thanks to the generosity of a long list of donors, including Actual Media. Actual Media’s executive editor, Mira Shenker, will be one of over 100 singers taking part in this day-long event.

We’ve Moved!

Actual Media Inc. has moved from our Adelaide St. West location to 147 Spadina Ave., at the corner of Richmond St!

Our new mailing address is:

Actual Media Inc.
147 Spadina Avenue
Unit 208
Toronto, ON M5V 2L7

Our phone and email remains the same.

Come visit us at our new location in the heart of creative Toronto.