TORONTO, July 31, 2012 /CNW/ - AOL Canada and The Huffington Post Media
Group announce today the launch of Huffington Post Impact ("HuffPost
Impact") (www.huffingtonpost.ca/impact), a powerful new platform within the Huffington Post site to encourage
positive change in communities across Canada.
The site will deepen the conversations around the stories that matter
most to Canadians, including poverty, homelessness, immigration,
citizenship, and aboriginal news. HuffPost Impact will inform, inspire and connect readers to a platform
that allows them to be involved in their online communities and to take action on the issues that move them.
"I'm delighted that Impact is joining the HuffPost Canada family," said
Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington
Post Media Group. "Impact is a key part of HuffPost's DNA -- not only
telling stories but starting conversations around our shared passions
and inviting our readers to connect, engage, and make a difference in
the lives of others."
HuffPost Impact will feature contributions from Huffington Post editors,
bloggers, and community leaders as well as regular content from non-profit partner
organizations. Such partners include Free The Children, international
children's charity and educational partner that believes in a world
where all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as
agents of change both internationally and here in Canada; Lake Ontario
Waterkeeper, a Canadian charity working for a swimmable, drinkable,
fishable world; and Habitat for Humanity Canada, an organization that
mobilizes community partners and volunteers to build affordable housing
and promote home ownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.
HuffPost Impact's mission will be to inform and engage its audience to
make a meaningful change.
With these partners and regular content features, HuffPost Impact Canada
will shine a light on individuals and organizations making a real
difference in their communities and across the country. Launch week
will include new weekly features like "Greatest Person", stories of
great Canadians inspiring others to make a difference, and "If I could
#Change Canada," a collection of stories, videos, tweets and more, on
what readers would do to make this country better.
"We are very excited to leverage the Huffington Post model, which at its
core is all about participation, to bring Canadians HuffPost Impact, a
unique destination that helps people take action on issues that matter
most in their daily lives, " said Rashida Jeeva, general manager, The
Huffington Post Canada.
The Huffington Post Canada launched in May 2011 as the first
international edition of The Huffington Post, a leading source of news,
opinion, entertainment, community and digital information. The
Huffington Post reaches 3.4 million online Canadians through its
various Canadian channels and sites, covering a wide range of topics
from breaking news and politics, to entertainment, finance, living and
style. In February, the site's French language edition, Le Huffington
Post Quebec, was launched. It has an ever growing social following,
boasting more than 51,000 Facebook fans, more than 36,000 Twitter
followers and receiving more than 14,000 comments per week.
About AOL and The Huffington Post
The Huffington Post is a part of AOL Inc (NYSE: AOL) - AOL is a global
media company with the missions to inform, entertain and connect with
consumers, advertisers and publishers worldwide. The AOL brand
encompasses a robust family of brands, products and digital advertising
solutions focusing their efforts on creating original digital content
across their suite of properties. We help brands connect with
consumers online through innovative ad formats, custom digital
advertising solutions, and premium content brands.
SOURCE: AOL Canada
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