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 ABOUT ST. JOSEPH COMMUNICATIONS
St. Joseph Communications
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Business Profile
 
As the largest privately owned communications company in Canada, St. Joseph Communications is the leading provider of totally integrated communication solutions. Its four strategic platforms deliver the most comprehensive suite of services and products in content, print, documents and media.

  • What began in 1956 as a basement letterpress operation has evolved into one of North America's most dynamic communications enterprises. The remarkable rise of St. Joseph Communications is not just the story of a powerful business vision; they attributes their success to deeply held core values and a strong sense of leadership that have motivated them from the beginning.
Its values are down to earth and real, consisting of hard work, integrity, and a strong sense of responsibility towards the future. Combined with innovative thinking, sound business management, and strategic planning, it is easy to see why it has grown to become a fully integrated organization with four platforms that offer a unified resource for all your business communications and marketing needs. Clients benefit from its vast reservoir of knowledge, dedication to excellence, and the broadest range of solutions.
 
 
Business History
 
2005 St. Joseph Corporation changes its name to St. Joseph Communications.
2004 St. Joseph Corporation was named one of Canada 's 50 Best Managed Companies in the national awards program recognizing Canadian companies that have implemented world-class best business practices.
2003 Networks and Partners Integrated were re-branded under the Pi Media banner to become Pi Media Networks and Pi Media Partners, respectively. DW+Partners joined St. Joseph Corporation. St. Joseph Corporation initiated a new branding campaign and renamed its four business platforms: commercial print, document solutions, publishing/media, and content creation.
2002 St. Joseph Corporation acquired Key Media Ltd., publisher of some of Canada’s leading and award-winning magazines: Toronto Life, FASHION Magazine, WHERE magazines, and WeddingBells. St. Joseph Corporation announced its thumbprint™ initiative, a joint program with Canon Canada Inc. Sears Canada signed a ten-year multi-faceted agreement with St. Joseph Corporation
2001 St. Joseph Corporation acquired Multi-Vision Publishing Inc., a Toronto-based publisher of consumer and custom magazines whose award winning titles include Elm Street and Canadian Family. St. Joseph Corporation acquired Thorn Press Limited, a long-standing commercial printer in Toronto.
2000 St. Joseph Corporation acquired M.O.M. Printing Ltd. in Ottawa, one of the largest sheetfed printers in the National Capital Region. St. Joseph Corporation renamed its content creation division as Pi Media, the platform brand for Networks and Partners Integrated.
1999 St. Joseph Corporation acquired Partners III. St. Joseph Corporation established ePRINT it as part of a mandate to expand its Ottawa and Hull market to include the private sector.
1998 Gaetano Gagliano was awarded the Order of Canada by the Governor General Romeo Le Blanc and an Honorary Doctorate in Laws from Ryerson University.
1997 St. Joseph Corporation acquired Canada Communication Group (CCG) from the Government of Canada and transformed St. Joseph Corporation into a national company with over 70 print centres located coast to coast.
1996 Networks moved to a custom-built 140,000 square foot facility located at 15 Benton Road in Toronto.
1993 St. Joseph Printing relocated to its brand new 220,000 square foot building in Concord, which has since expanded to 300,000 square feet. Corporate headquarters also moved to the Concord facility. St. Joseph Printing acquired Network Studios and signed a partnership with Sears Canada.
1976 St. Joseph Printing established itself as an industrial enterprise.
1966 - 1969 St. Joseph Printing moved to 1674 Dufferin Street and purchased Kavee Press.
1956 Gaetano Gagliano emigrated from Italy to Canada with his wife, Guiseppina, and their five children. Upon arrival, he laid track for Canadian Pacific Railway and supplemented his income by working in a small letterpress shop. When the shop closed, he bought a small hand-fed letterpress and started a part-time printing business in the basement of his home. In the meantime, another five children were born into the Gagliano family.

  • Gaetano soon earned enough money to quit CP Rail and devoted himself exclusively to his printing business. For the first twelve years, the business remained small, specializing in letterpress-type work such as birth announcements, invitations, and business cards.
Please visit the website to learn other details about St. Joseph’s history.
 
 
Values
 
St. Joseph Communications is a growing, profitable, entrepreneurial, family-owned enterprise. The following set of commonly shared values and guiding principles, established by its founder, have been a significant factor in its success:

  • We are committed to understanding our customers’ evolving needs and fulfilling these needs as a trusted and effective partner.


  • We foster individual initiative; mutual respect; personal dignity; and an open, participatory, team environment.


  • We promote and support a culture of continuous learning as we recognize the benefits of education to productivity, growth, and our ability to recruit and retain the best people in the industry.


  • We improve and replenish the environment upon which our business and quality of life depend. We are committed to reinvesting in our business to fund future growth and to increase our company's long-term value for the benefit of all stakeholders.


  • We exercise the highest ethical standards in the conduct of our affairs.


  • We contribute to the communities in which we live and work by supporting and participating in philanthropic endeavours.
 
 
Culture
 
While the companies within St. Joseph Communications have their own distinct business cultures, they do share a common characteristic: an entrepreneurial spirit that resonates in each and every associate. As St. Joseph Communications expands, it will continue to attract associates who are driven by the same spirit and can contribute to its ongoing success. The reward is the opportunity to have real impact on the growth and development of a major Canadian corporation.

There are a number of positions within St. Joseph Communications. In addition to providing competitive total compensation packages, we are committed to developing the careers of our associates through various training and job advancement opportunities.
 
 
Growth
 
St. Joseph Communications' success is driven by the innovative spirit of our founder and over 2,000 devoted associates. We have grown steadily over the past few decades to become Canada’s largest privately owned content, print, documents, and media company. As we continue to grow, St. Joseph Communications is committed to setting benchmarks in best practices, advancing technology, and building collaborative partnerships.

Whether it is through innovative products or strategic acquisitions, history has shown that St. Joseph Communications consistently pushes the boundaries so its clients can go further, faster.
 
 
Products & Services
 
As the largest privately owned content, print, documents, and media company in Canada, St. Joseph Communications is proud to redefine the future of communications. Its four strategic platforms deliver the most comprehensive suite of services to meet your communication requirements.

  • St. Joseph Content is driven to providing its customers with every possible advantage to achieve success in a highly competitive marketplace. Comprised of Pi Media Networks, Pi Media Partners, Pi Media Queen Street, DW+Partners, and Gottschalk+Ash International, it is Canada's largest and most comprehensive content creation company. In aggregate, St. Joseph Content delivers the widest array of integrated disciplines that range from strategy, creative design, photography, and retail innovations to branded environments, architectural wayfinding, and advanced IT development. Its extensive clientele, comprised of diverse market sectors such as retail, catalogue, packaged goods, consumer loyalty, medical, government, telecommunications, and financial, have greatly benefited from its distinct service offerings that centre on Retail Solutions, Total Brand Solutions, and Blue Chip™ Solutions.


  • St. Joseph Print is its largest platform and the flagship business of the organization. With the offerings of two state-of-the-art print production facilities in Toronto, St. Joseph's print companies are technological leaders in digital pre-press, heatset web printing, sheetfed printing, and high volume finishing. The clients include many of North America’s largest and most renowned financial corporations, magazine publishers, and retailers.


  • St. Joseph Documents represents Canada’s second largest document management operation servicing both private and public sectors. It operates over 70 digitally networked print centres across Canada and offer the widest array of document management solutions. St. Joseph’s strategic alliance with Canon Canada Inc. gives its clients access to proven document experts augmented with state-of-the-art digital imaging technology, both of which effectively manage the entire life cycle of critical business documents.


  • St. Joseph Media is Canada’s third largest publisher of consumer magazines and custom publications. It provides advertisers with the best concentration of educated, affluent, urban readers of any single Canadian magazine publisher. Print properties include notable titles such as Toronto Life, Saturday Night, Fashion, Fashion18, Weddingbells, Mariage Quebec, Elm Street THE LOOK, Where Canada magazines, Canadian Family, Quill and Quire, and fifty percent of Gardening Life. Its television properties include Fashion File (in partnership with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), WHERE Television (offered through hotels and partnered with TV Tours), and Toronto Life Television (broadcasted on Toronto 1 with a reach of over four million in the lucrative southern Ontario television market). As their publishing and media platform continues to grow, they will work towards fulfilling their goal of becoming the best media company in the country, with the best brands and the best people.
 
 
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