HRD and Canadian HR Reporter join forces

The publisher of HRD has acquired an iconic HR brand in Canada

HRD and Canadian HR Reporter join forces

Key Media, publishers of Human Resources Director magazine and websites, has acquired Canadian HR Reporter and affiliated media brands and titles from Thomson Reuters Media Solutions through its subsidiary HAB Press. This heralds an exciting new stage of growth for Key Media in the Canadian HR market.

Canadian HR Reporter has been delivering information to the human resources industry since 1987. A monthly print tabloid offers news, case studies and commentary designed for HR practitioners while the website ( provides breaking news, videos, columns and a searchable archive dating back to 2000.

For senior HR leaders and corporate decision makers and HR professionals with broader regional and multi-national responsibilities, the recently relaunched HRD website will continue to be the leading source for daily news and access to global thought leaders, industry developments and quality content at a local, regional and global level.

The company’s HR portfolio now spans the globe with over a quarter of a million line users each month across four regions – Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Asia – and a growing calendar of annual HR events held in 30 cities in six countries.

Key Media’s President for North America and UK Tim Duce said the acquisition was a positive step for the business.

“This acquisition aligns with our strategy to grow our offering in the HR market,” said Duce. “Our recent relaunch of the HRD website and introduction of a new Resources hub has been a great success. The addition of Canadian HR Reporter makes us the dominant player in the market and represents a fantastic value proposition for clients and readers.”

The acquisition also includes Lexpert, Canadian Lawyer, Law Times and Canadian Occupational Safety.

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