Company Overview

History:

CP Media Group firmly stands on the foundation of its flag bearer newspaper the Canadian Punjabi Post. It was 9 years ago, precisely in 2002 that Canada saw a good change happening in the realms of ethnic journalism in Greater Toronto Area. This change fructified in giving birth to Canada’s first daily newspaper- the Canadian Punjabi Post. It earned a distinguished honor of becoming the first daily newspaper in any language published from the Peel Region. There was also another bigger first to its credit. The Canadian Punjabi Post was also the first daily newspaper in Punjabi published from anywhere in the world outside of India.

Back in those days, publishing a daily newspaper in Punjabi was considered a daredevil’s gamble by many but today it has developed into a sort of a ‘Mainstream Newspaper among Ethnic Newspapers’.

It goes to the credit of its management, particularly Chief Editor Jagdish Grewal, that today house of the Canadian Punjabi Post also owns four other print and electronic media outlets. These outlets include a weekly English newspaper South Asian Vision, a weekly Punjabi periodical Aarsee, Radio Khabarsar at 770 AM and website www.bramptonlocal.com

 

CP Media Group has control over management, strategic direction or daily operations of all these outlets including the Canadian Punjabi Post.

 

The Canadian Punjabi Post:  With a daily readership of more than 35,000, it stands tall in terms of its reach and credibility. The Canadian Punjabi Post is a household name for its readers, majority among them are the immigrants of Punjabi origin from India. It is respected for its fair and balanced reporting. Canadian institutions (both Government and Non Government) & corporate look up to the Canadian Punjabi Post to gauge the opinion and trends of immigrant communities living in Greater Toronto Area on many matters of their interest. It is playing a pivotal role in creating stronger ties of immigrants with their new country called Canada and also towards strengthening the ‘Indo-Canadian Ties’. It also acts like a conduit of communication for the Canadian-Punjabis to link up with their mother land -India.

 

The Weekly South Asian Vision is a new entrant in the world of ethnic English newspapers in GTA. Started in late 2010, this young newspaper has a readymade market of readers because of the goodwill it inherits from the Canadian Punjabi Post. South Asian Vision has a variety of news items and articles covering events from Canada and South Asian countries. The reading profile of the South Asian Vision is as varied and colorful as colorful and spirited Canadian South Asians are which ranges from highly successful business persons, lawyers, doctors, professionals, service people, homemakers, social and political leaders to taxi/truck drivers. This becomes possible because with two fully functional offices in India, well equipped office in Brampton, the South Asian Vision is emerging as info bank for the knowledge seeking South Asians living in GTA.

 

The Aarsee-Issue based Punjabi Weekly Periodical- The vibrant and knowledge seeking Punjabi community in GTA has been waiting for an issue based periodical for a long time. The CP Media Group launched weekly Aarsee in late 2010. The Aarsee is headed by Dr. Gurbaksh Singh Bhandal, who is a renowned Punjabi author with over a score of books to his credit. With a doctorate in Physics, Dr. Bhandal has all the required ingredients i.e. temperament, knowledge, expertise and skills that are needed to publish an issue based periodical. The Aarsee has created a niche for itself within a short span of time and has gained tremendous popularity among Punjabi readers in Canada. Some of the issues that Aarsee has focused on include domestic violence, settlement services for new immigrants, cancer-its causes and prevalence among ethnic communities.

 

Radio Khabarsar:

Radio Khabarsar is a premier community radio program that serves the varied needs of South Asians particularly its vibrant Punjabi community settled in Canada. Beamed across North America on 770 AM.  Aired on prime time from 8 AM to 11 AM from Monday to Friday, Radio Khabarsar stands tall among contemporary ethnic Radio programs due to its matchless quality, rich contents, mature comments and a dedicated and strong listeners’ base.

www.bramptonlocal.ca : This digital news website is exclusively meant to provide latest news to all Brampton residents. Its focus is broader Brampton communities and is not restricted to South Asians. Main objective of this website is to provide greater and flexible marketing opportunities to the local businesses and commercial traders. This website is fast emerging as an economical and effective alternative to flyers, brochures, banners, pamphlets and ad campaigns.

 

The Principal:

The founder publisher/Chief Editor of the Canadian Punjabi Post & President of the CP Media Group, Jagdish Grewal is a respected media personality who is in the Canadian ethnic journalism field for more than 10 years now. His views and opinions attract appreciations & critical reviews from the friends and foes alike. A conscientious and down to earth person that he is, Jagdish Grewal is considered an authority over matters concerning the South Asians living in GTA. Besides his strong commitment to the principles of fair and unbiased journalism, he is equally committed to help the needy. He was instrumental to lead a campaign that raised $ 500,000 for Sick Children Hospital in 1999, thus setting a sort of records. He is also actively associated with many food bank drives, Guru Nanak Car Rally and Guru Gobind Singh Children’s Foundation. He was among those few community leaders who successfully ran a $ 50 million campaign in support of the Credit Valley Hospital.

 

Distribution:

The CP Media Group Publications are distributed throughout GTA particularly at points of interface where South Asian community frequents. The cities of Brampton, Mississauga, Scarborough, Markham, Rexdale, North York and large parts of Toronto city are directly served.

More than 25,000 copies of the Canadian Punjabi Post are distributed published every day six days a week. It is read by more than 70,000 readers every day thus taking its weekly readership reaches a phenomenal figure of over 4 20,000.

 

The weekly South Asian Vision is published every Friday and more than 70,000 copies reach in the hands of over 70,000 readers.

Similarly Punjabi periodical ‘Aarsee’ has a weekly readership of over 70,000 with 27,000 copies published each week.

 

Readers:

The readers’ profile of the CP Media group publications is as varied, colorful and spirited as Canadians themselves are. It includes highly successful businesspersons, lawyers, doctors, professionals, jobbers, homemakers, social activists and political leaders. We cater to their needs and interests through its headquarters in Brampton & three fully functional offices in India. Undoubtedly, CP Media group is a reliable info bank for its readers. It not only informs its readers but also help them make informed decisions about their consumer needs and business requirements.

 

Our advertisers:

Like its readers, the advertisers who do business with the CP media group and its publications are very diverse and energetic. CP Media group helps large, medium and small businesses in reaching out to high end consumers.  List of its advertisers include businesses, corporate houses, political parties, social/religious organizations, and departments of Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments.  We are also proud advertising patrons to a large number of professionals that include lawyers, real estate agents and doctors.