• Jason Motz

    Writer and Editor

  • About me

    Jason Motz is the managing editor of Positive Living magazine, a publication that focuses on news, sex advice, research and health information for people living with HIV/AIDS. He is also a freelance writer whose range consists of culture, politics, human rights, animal welfare, and free speech. His work has appeared in The Vancouver Sun, Vivascene, Western Living, Vancouver Weekly, Triathlon Canada, and Positive Living. Jason is committed to a providing readers and clients alike a brand of journalism that is built upon editorial integrity, clarity, and passion. Jason received his BA in English Literature from the University of Victoria. He lives in North Vancouver.



January 11, 2018

I will be appearing at Positive Gathering, (a conference by and for people with HIV/AIDS), speaking as managing editor of Positive Living magazine. The much-heralded annual conference will be held in Vancouver from March 30-April 1 at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. More details on this, my first workshop/seminar event of 2018, to come. The past two years have seen me host writing workshops. This year? We’ll see. Stay tuned. See the conference website here.

If you’re looking for someone to speak about journalism, blogging/writing, or need a writing workshop facilitator, contact me at booking@jasonmotz.ca for my availability and rates. If you are part of a non-profit group in Vancouver and would like to learn more about writing and contributing to Positive Living  Magazine, email me at bookings@jasonmotz.ca. Cheers!

2017 dates:

January 17th, 6 p.m. – Qmunity (1170 Bute St, Vancouver, BC)

March 14th,10:30 a.m. – Camosun College, (Victoria, BC)

March 18th, 1:15 p.m. – Positive Gathering 2017 (NOTE: this is a three-hour writing bootcamp) – Coast Plaza Hotel (1763 Comox St., Vancouver, BC)

Also, my Editors Canada webinar, ‘Content that Counts,’ has been archived and is available here.

Editorial Guidelines

I declare that all of the written work contained within this website is my own original work, except where noted. The ideas and opinions presented herein are mine alone and are not reflective of my employer or any of my clients. My goal is to write about news that is topical on a local/national/international basis, to be a source for engaging content over patronizing fluff, and to advocate for the causes dear to my heart.

All of the work on this site has been researched, checked, drafted, and edited by myself except where noted. When the work of another content creator appears on this site, (photos, videos, audio clips, memes), every effort will be made to secure the permission by the original author.

In the event of any errors being published, an update will be issued upon receipt of error notification. If you spot an error, factual or grammatical, please email admin@jasonmotz.ca

Comments policy: Civil debate is openly encouraged on this site. However, all discourse will be monitored for abusive or threatening language, trolling, and spam. Abusers will receive a warning; further abuse will result in being blocked from this site.


  • Positive Living BC
  • Arts Umbrella
  • The Vancouver Sun
  • Vancouver Weekly
  • Vivascene
  • Editors Canada
  • Triathlon Magazine Canada
  • Meyer and Meyer Sport
  • The Dalai Lama Center
  • Truffles Fine Foods


Let’s Touch Base

To solicit my services or to make general inquiries, contact me at editor@jasonmotz.ca

For stories and news tips, email news@jasonmotz.ca

I am is available for workshops, webinars, presentations, and other appearances. A rate card is available by request. To make an inquiry, email bookings@jasonmotz.ca

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