URBAN ~ ITALIAN ~ CANADIAN Italocanadese.com started as a simple idea. Founder Agata De Santis realized that first, second and third generation Italian Canadians who had an affinity for their culture were ignored by traditional Italian Canadian media. The traditional Italian-language publications, radio programs and community television shows – with little or no presence online – simply did not keep up with how the new generation gets its news and information. Equipped with years of experience covering the Italian-Canadian community as a freelance writer and reporter, Agata set out to create a blog about “all things Italian Canadian.” It was a labor of love for two years, until Agata decided it was time to turn Italocanadese.com into the online magazine she always imagined it could be. The new Italocanadese.com launched in August of 2012. In January of 2014, Italocanadese launched the Italo Web Series. The website covers people, events, issues and traditions across Canada – all with an Italian Canadian touch.