About Us




Ashley(She/Her) is a National Senior Sales Executive and Social Media Specialist at MediaEdge Publishing and the sales team leader for QBiz magazine. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys travelling, baseball (Go Blue Jays!), camping, gardening and spending time with friends, family and her dog Bean.


Kristine(She/Her) is a National Senior Sales Executive at MediaEdge Publishing. She has been working on QBiz since the beginning and loves to get her clients to share their year-round DEI initiatives. In her spare time, she enjoys reading about WWII history and biographies, computer gaming, and watching the Food Network. She has a travel bug and hopes to visit Victoria, BC, and an all-inclusive resort in Mexico this year.


April(She/Her) is a National Senior Sales Executive at MediaEdge Publishing, originally from the Klondike Gold Rush of Dawson City, Yukon, April is an Executive Director for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation of Manitoba, as well as past VP and member of Sons and Daughters of Italy Manitoba and the Tourette Foundation of Manitoba. Her passions include Muay Thai kickboxing, cooking, gardening, nature, foraging, camping, and learning and practicing holistic and homeopathic medicines.


Dawn(She/Her) is a National Senior Sales Executive at MediaEdge Publishing with over 25 years of experience in marketing and sales. Outside of work, Dawn enjoys golf, travelling, concerts, dancing, and spending fun time with family, friends, and work colleagues. Dawn lives life to the fullest!


Great Human, Advocate, and Publisher Extraordinaire!


Justyne is a Senior Editor at MediaEdge Publishing and the lead editor for QBiz magazine. A long-time lover of stories, she spends most of her time reading, writing, or playing video games. She is the proud mother of a cactus named Harvey. (Don’t ask about her other plants.)

About QBIZ

QBiz magazine is dedicated to promoting 2SLGBTQIA+ businesses as well as offering companies an opportunity to showcase and recruit 2SLGBTQIA+ talent. As a national publication, we’re dedicated to telling your stories from across Canada. Key Editorial Topics: • Banking & Investments • Business Profile Features • Communications & Marketing • Insurance • Leadership • Loans & Bursaries • Management • Networking • Productivity • Start-ups & Entrepreneurship • Strategies • Supplier Diversity • Technology & Innovation
Over 10,000 copies of QBiz will be distributed to 2SLGBTQIA+ Businesses, 2SLGBTQIA+ University Unions and Student Organizations, Pride Committees and events as well as the Gay and Lesbian Provincial Chambers of Commerce. Each edition of QBiz will also shared by our Association Partners: Pride at Work Canada, CGLCC, Queertech and Rainbow Connect.

Consider This

Protean Strategies suggested the estimated size of the 2SLGBTQIA+ market in Canada is between $90 to $100 billion, or 7.2% of Canada’s GDP. Source: https://www.adecco.ca/en-ca/employers/resources/lead-magazine/lead23/makingbusiness- case-lgbtq2-inclusion/
One in 40 businesses across Canada is owned by a member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. This amounts to 28,000 2SLGBTQIA+-owned Canadian businesses who collectively generate 1% of Canada’s gross corporate revenues and employ over 435,000 full- and part-time jobs – roughly equivalent to the population of Halifax! In other words: 2SLGBTQIA+ business is big business.
Source: https://www.cglcc.ca/events/cglcc-connects-presents-budget-brunch/