The guild has been busy creating resources for our members and looking for new ways to help self-employed creators during this difficult time.

Many of us have seen contracts cancelled, clients bail and projects put on indefinite hold. So how should we respond?

We did it! On Wednesday, April 1st, we welcomed into the world a brand new association for freelancers. On January 14th of this year, PWAC members voted to join the independent membership of the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch at a new [Read the full article…]

Freelancers are psychologically better prepared than most to adapt to the rapidly-evolving circumstances being forced upon us. But we are also among the most easily compromised financially.

Ways freelancers can diversify their income


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by Robyn Roste   Many people are drawn to freelancing because of the lifestyle and career freedom it affords. However, the lack of stability can be stressful. During this pandemic, some freelancers have watched their work shift or outright disappear, [Read the full article…]

Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards aim to support social justice writing in Canada


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Dave Greber could talk about writing for hours on end. The Calgary-based freelancer had an unquenchable enthusiasm for storytelling. “You could see him come alive discussing writing,” says Dave’s partner, Shirley Dunn. Twenty years after his death, Greber’s passion lives [Read the full article…]

CFG FREE Special Presentation: The Class of Covid-19


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The winter session at the University of King’s College School of Journalism in Halifax started normally enough, until the biggest story of the century engulfed the world. By Friday March 13th, all classes were cancelled, access to gear vanished, and [Read the full article…]

Freelancers face new challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic


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by Monte Stewart This is part two in a series on the ways that Canadian freelancers are weathering COVID-19. Read part one right here.   Lesley Evans Ogden shares her home office with a pet bird. Her feathered friend was [Read the full article…]

Protected: Watch or Download Podcasting Webinar Here


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Freelancers struggle to adapt to a shifting Canadian media landscape during COVID-19 pandemic


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by Monte Stewart This is part one in a series on the ways that Canadian freelancers are weathering COVID-19. Read part two right here.   Jeff Gaulin does not believe that the Canadian media landscape will go “back to normal” [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer Asks, How You Doin’?


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This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   In my last column I talked about how, [Read the full article…]

Canadian Freelance Guild progress update


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The guild has been busy creating resources for our members and looking for new ways to help self-employed creators during this difficult time.

WEBINAR: Podcasting ABCs


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The traditional communication methods your clients use are rapidly changing. Being able to offer them podcasting options is just one more skill you should have in your arsenal. Thanks to today’s technology, the learning curve is less steep and making [Read the full article…]

How freelancers can respond to crisis in a proactive way


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Many of us have seen contracts cancelled, clients bail and projects put on indefinite hold. So how should we respond?