About The Royal Canadian Geographical Society
“An exciting moment in our history”
It's the beginning of a new era for Canadian Geographic.
For the past 12 years, Canadian Geographic has been jointly owned by The
Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) and Key
Publishers of Toronto. In July, the Society bought Key's
interest, becoming sole owner of the magazine and websites.
Jacob and André Préfontaine: a new era for Canadian Geographic.
(Photo: John Burridge)
“This is an exciting moment in our history,” says
Gisèle Jacob, president of the RCGS. “I
am confident that Canadian Geographic will
continue to build on its many strengths.”
Helping the magazine build on those strengths is André Préfontaine,
the new president of Canadian Geographic Enterprises
and publisher of CG. Préfontaine is
the former president of Transcontinental Media, the
fourth largest publishing company in Canada.
“Canadian Geographic and its new-media
extensions play a unique role in fostering a greater
understanding of the country,” says Préfontaine. “I
look forward to working with the team that has made
it one of the most widely read publications in Canada.”
Préfontaine takes over from John Thomson, who
has joined the team at Key.
— Monique Roy-Sole