During this pandemic, some freelancers have watched their work shift or outright disappear, prompting an urgent need to find new ways to earn an income.

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…]

How to avoid editors’ pet peeves


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By Monte Stewart The dreaded phone call usually comes when Mark Reid is right in the middle of doing something. “[After] 45 minutes,” said Reid, editor of Canada’s History magazine, “we’re still talking, because you don’t want to be impolite, [Read the full article…]

Protected: Strategic Story Telling for Non-Profits: Paid Guests Only


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Webinar: How to Find Work


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If you’re looking for more work opportunities these days, you’ll want to register for the CFG’s upcoming webinar How to Find Work. This online event happens on Wednesday, October 21st from 7:30pm to 8:30pm Eastern Time. One of the first member [Read the full article…]

Nonfiction Book Publishing: Tales from the Trenches


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CFG and King’s College present: Nonfiction Book Publishing: Tales from the Trenches Sunday, November 15 from 3 pm Eastern Time on Zoom Join Karen Stiller, Tyler LeBlanc, Christian Smith, Catherine Fogarty and Leslie Marion as they share their experiences as [Read the full article…]

A refresher on indemnity and liability in contracts


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by Don Genova One of my roles as Organizer for the Canadian Freelance Guild is to help members interpret and negotiate contracts they’re asked to sign for the work they are about to do. (Lesson One: Agree on the contract [Read the full article…]

CBC Doc Mentorship Program deadline October 16


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CBC Radio’s Doc Mentorship Program is once again open for pitches this fall. Experienced audio freelancers are invited to submit a pitch to the program, which is also open to all CBC employees – staff, contract and temps. The program [Read the full article…]

WEBINAR: Strategic Storytelling for Non-profits


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Please join us for the Zoom webinar Strategic Storytelling for Non-profits on Tuesday, October 13 at 7 p.m. ET. Your webinar presenter is CFG founding member, writer, editor, strategic storyteller, and story coach Michael Strickland. “We’ve been telling stories forever,” he [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer Reflects on Reviews


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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.   September. For some, a beginning – [Read the full article…]

New mentorship program aims to make room up front for BIPOC photojournalists in Canada


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A new Canadian mentorship program aims to help photographers from diverse backgrounds make a career in visual storytelling. Called Room Up Front, the program offers support to early career BIPOC photojournalists and documentary photographers. Vancouver-based photojournalist Jimmy Jeong said he [Read the full article…]

WEBINAR: Indie Book Publishing — Lessons Learned


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Every book has its own path toward publication. For some, this will be through traditional publishing, for others, independent publishing works best. But how to make the decision? Please join us for the webinar Indie Book Publishing: Lessons Learned, on Tuesday,  [Read the full article…]