Jane always wanted to be an entrepreneur and jumped at the chance to purchase ParentsCanada over five years ago. Jane Media Inc. was born and with it, transforming ParentsCanada to a top digital destination for Canadian parents. “I wanted ParentsCanada to continue to be a trusted resource for parents when they search for parenting advice. Raising happy healthy kids is not an easy job, we all need help and that’s when our tagline was born “Here to Help with Expert Advice”. Jane loves traveling (who doesn’t), floating in her pool with her husband on hot days, golfing and spending time with wonderful friends. Jane is a mom of two grown-up boys, Brad and Jason.
Editor In Chief
Colleen is a proud mom of two school-agers and has been a magazine writer and editor for 17+ years. As ParentsCanada’s Editor-in-Chief, she’s constantly on the lookout for ways to help families connect, support one another, and have fun together. When Colleen isn’t eating, cooking, or otherwise thinking of food she’s either writing fiction, falling down a rabbit hole explaining big ideas to her kids, or wandering outside listening to birds.
Katie Dupuis—Katie Dupuis—A veteran of the magazine industry, Katie joined the ParentsCanada team as editor-in-chief in 2018 and in 2022, moved to the position of executive editor overseeing the content strategy for all of our platforms. With two little girls at home (Sophie, 11, and Juliette, 8) she is deep in the parenting trenches, and has a passion for supporting other moms and dads with top-notch content. She firmly believes that it takes a village, and that the village is made up of everyone from the friends and family who pitch in daily, to the writers who research the articles you find when you’re googling in the middle of the night. She has a soft spot for legacy brands like ParentsCanada, who have been contributing to the Canadian media landscape for decades.
Amy happily wears an editorial hat as senior editor at ParentsCanada where she focuses on food and lifestyle content.Over the last 12+ years, her career has pivoted from journalism to copywriting, strategy and advertising. She's held editorial and social media roles at FLARE and Today’s Parent. When not working, she's behind a pottery wheel or renovating her 130-year-old house.
Product Editor, Podcast Producer
Hayley Zimak is a new mom, product editor and TV host for ParentsCanada, broadcast journalist and host of the Growing Up: Baby podcast. She loves spending time with her little guy and partner, traveling the world and getting lost in a good book! She could eat sushi all day/every day and considers herself a 'dog person' — despite only ever having cats.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Lori Dickson is a sales and marketing professional. From her time overseeing corporate sales at The Four Seasons Hotel Toronto to joining ParentsCanada 10 years ago, there is no one who provides the depth of care in overseeing client campaigns. Lori loves spending time outdoors with her husband and two kids. They enjoy hiking with their two dogs, skiing in the winter, golfing in the summer and travelling whenever possible. She loves to cook, entertain, and binge watch new Netflix series! Her superpower is helping brands grow.
Ryan Burke grew up in a print environment. He learned the basics at a young age, setting the foundation for longstanding positions with two of the top printers in the GTA for almost 30 years. Years of detail oriented projects under his belt, those cogs spin regardless of how many moving pieces there are! Precision with checks and balances in place runs deep, so being ParentsCanada’s Project Manager is a perfect fit. Devoted father to two teenage daughters, he’s been a proud girl dad since before Kobe made it trendy.
Vic brings passion and creativity to all aspects of digital advertising - from building and executing experiential programs to traditional mass media campaigns. Vic is always learning as the digital world is always evolving. His understanding of the physics behind technology, combined with a hereditary creative streak, gives him a unique perspective on helping ParentsCanada grow as a digital leader for the parenting community and our clients. Vic lives in Toronto with his soon-to-be wife, Rachel and loves X in his spare time.
James is a Swiss Army knife of digital skills gained through 25+ years in the advertising and tech industry. He thrives on new technology, always learning, and adapting. James is a problem-solver by using his intuition, passion, and the cooperation of the ParentsCanada team. As Digital Manager of Parents Canada, James manages the website, campaigns, and many of the moving pieces in between. He is married to Maria, lives in Toronto and is a dad of two teens (always learning, and always adapting applies to parenthood as well!)
Alyssa Dow is a Senior Graphic Designer and busy mom of three. She loves designing magazines and has experience in both the editorial and marketing sides of publishing and has worked on a number of national magazines. When she’s not designing or chasing after her little ones you can find her baking, gardening, and learning about all things homesteading!
Lisa is all about numbers and keeping ParentsCanada all on financial track. With her degree from Mount Allison University and Chartered Professional Accountant designation she knows her checks and balances. Lisa is a mom of two young men, 14 and 13 and summers in Nova Scotia every year (her family home).
You can reach Lisa at: Lisa@Mackayaccounting.ca