It’s what we do as Atlantic Canadians. We’re here for each other and the world. We bring a sense of community and culture into everything we create.

We are a burst of positivity wherever we go. We want to celebrate that part of the culture and day-to-day of Atlantic Canada through our information, stories and culture.

We truly do… Shine On.

Nominate a Business

The Shine On campaign, aims at shining a light on all those making a difference in our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the next several weeks, select Advocate Media community publications will call on readers to highlight the businesses in the communities they serve who deserve recognition.

We believe it’s important in these times, that we all do what we can to support the businesses that are important to us, to help them through this. The businesses nominated will have the chance of being highlighted in those publications and the opportunity to win an advertising package, to use when they are ready to ramp things back up.

All of our winners have been announced!

Click here to view the list and learn more.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put local business owners in a position where many have had to change the way they operate to provide the service or goods to customers; some do not have the ability to operate at all. Many have had to lay off staff and run at a skeleton of what they were in the beginning of 2020. Consumers find themselves in a place where they are unable to support a local business based on their current employment status and other factors as related to the constraints of COVID-19.

Editors selected special stories from the nominations and highlight them in the pages of coming issues of our magazines and newspapers, in print and/or online. As we near the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, three businesses in each community will be awarded an advertising package valued at $3000.00. When they are ready to ramp their business back up, Advocate Media will be there to help them do just that.