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Archived Media Releases

December 16, 2015: ASC releases inaugural ASC AdChoices Accountability Program: 2015 Compliance Report

November 16, 2015: ASC President and CEO Linda J. Nagel to Depart in June 2016

September 30, 2015: ASC releases its new report ASC Research: Consumer Perspectives on Advertising 2015

August 19, 2015: ASC releases seventh annual Canadian Children’s Food & Beverage Advertising Initiative: 2014 Compliance Report

December 18, 2014: ASC Poised to Launch New PSA campaign
Advertising Standards Canada and Anderson DDB, have teamed up to deliver ASC’s latest "Truth in Advertising Matters"  PSA campaign.

November 11, 2014: ASC Releases 2014 Consumer Research
ASC released its latest findings of Canadian perceptions of advertising in its 2014 Consumer Perspectives on Advertising Report.

October 15, 2014: ASC Announces Key Changes in the Canadian Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CAI) and Releases New Information about Canadian Families Making Healthier Choices

  • New Nutrition Criteria an Important Evolution in Children’s Advertising Initiative. More
  • ASC Releases a National Consumer Survey Showing Canadian Families Making Healthier Choices. More
  • ASC releases CAI Compliance Report demonstrating excellence in Participant compliance. More

May 6, 2014: ASC Announces 2014/2015 Board of Directors

March 27, 2014: ASC Releases Ad Complaints Report - 2013 Year in Review

January 8, 2014: ASC Launches PSA Creative Competition ASC launches ASC PSA Creative Competition: Truth in Advertising Matters. More

December 3, 2013: ASC Releases 2013 Consumer Research

September 24, 2013: Advertising Standards Canada releases 2012 Compliance Report on Canadian Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CAI) and Mondelēz Canada reaffirms its commitment Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) today released its fifth annual Compliance Report on the Canadian Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CAI), covering 2012. The Report confirms the continuing high level of compliance by companies participating in the CAI in meeting their program commitments. More

September 19, 2012: Advertising Standards Canada releases 2011 Compliance Report on Canadian Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative. Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) today released its fourth annual Compliance Report on the Canadian Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CAI), covering 2011. The Report shows that the companies participating in the CAI have demonstrated excellent compliance in meeting their program commitments. More

ASC Announces 2012/2013 Board of Directors Advertising Standards Canada is pleased to announce that John Coyne has been re-elected Chair of the Board for the coming year. More

Advertising Standards Canada Releases Ad Complaints Report - 2011 Year in Review. The Report provides information about consumers' complaints submitted to ASC in 2011 for review under the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards. More

Media Release, November 16, 2011. ASC Poll Shows Canadians have Higher Expectations for Advertising than Americans. More

April 6, 2011: Advertising Standards Canada today released its Ad Complaints Report - 2010 Year in Review. The Report provides information about consumers' complaints submitted to ASC in 2010 for review under the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards. More

August 26, 2010: Advertising Standards Canada releases 2009 Compliance Report on Canadian Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative. Advertising Standards Canada today released its second annual Compliance Report of the Canadian Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CAI), covering 2009.The Report confirms continuing compliance by companies participating in the CAI in meeting their program commitments. More

April 27, 2010: Advertising Standards Canada Announces 2010/2011 Board of Directors Advertising Standards Canada is pleased to announce that Randy Otto has been elected Chair of the Board for the coming year. More

March 11, 2010: Advertising Standards Canada today released its Ad Complaints Report - 2009 Year in Review. The Report provides information about consumers' complaints submitted to ASC in 2009 for review under the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards. More

New Guide to Children's Broadcast Advertising Clearance released (Toronto) ASC Clearance Services launches a new guide to Children's Broadcast Advertising Clearance. More

Revised Trade Dispute Procedure - Effective, January 4, 2010
ASC’s Board of Directors recently approved amendments to the Trade Dispute Procedure (Procedure), which are effective as of January 4, 2010. The revised procedure is now online. More

New Motor Vehicle Interpretation Guideline Announced Advertising Standards Canada Announces New Interpretation Guideline to the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards re Motor Vehicle Advertising. More

July 14, 2009: Advertising Standards Canada releases First Compliance Report on Canadian Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative - Food and Beverage Companies exceed original requirements Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) today released its first annual Compliance Report on the Canadian Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CAI). The report details the progress made by leading food and beverage companies participating in this program to change the landscape of children’s food and beverage advertising. (PDF also available)

May 4, 2009: Advertising Standards Canada releases Ad Complaints Report Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) released its Ad Complaints Report - 2008 Year in Review at its Annual Meeting last week in Toronto. The Report provides information about consumers’ complaints submitted to ASC in 2008 for review under the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards (Code). (PDF also available)

April 29, 2008: Advertising Standards Canada announces 2008/2009 Board of Directors Advertising Standards Canada is pleased to announce that Esmé Carroll has been elected Chair of the Board for the coming year. The 2008/2009 Board of Directors includes the following members...

March 7, 2008: Advertising Standards Canada Releases 2007 Ad Complaints Report Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) today released its 2007 Ad Complaints Report. The Report provides information about consumers’ complaints submitted to ASC in 2007 for review under the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards (Code).

February 6, 2008: Leading Food and Beverage Companies Release Commitment on Children's Advertising

June 7, 2007: Advertising Standards Canada launches television PSA

April 16, 2007: Canada's food and beverage industry unveils integrated children-focused initiatives

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