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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.

Canadian Freelance Guild launches


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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…]

2020 Forum Freelance Fund training bursary open for applications


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Applications are now open for the 2020 Forum Freelance Fund competition. The fund offers bursaries of up to $2500 to help Canadian freelancers pay for hostile environment training. Bursaries must first be applied to course fees with the remainder to [Read the full article…]

New Canadian Freelance Guild nears launch


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The nearly 400 members of the CFG will include writers, photographers, podcasters, videographers, graphic designers and more.

News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 11-18


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From around the web: Everything you need to know to start [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 4-10


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From around the web: Tips for juggling writing and parenting [The [Read the full article…]

6th annual SABEW Canada Best in Business awards open for submissions


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Freelance business writers, the 6th annual SABEW Canada Best in Business awards are now open for submissions. There are 15 categories for the awards again this year, including investigative, long-form and short-form feature, and best young journalist. Freelancers who wish [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 28-Feb 3


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From around the web: The power of the self-imposed deadline [Poynter] [Read the full article…]

Researcher seeks Millennial freelancers in Toronto


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If you were born between 1980 and 1995 and freelance in media in Toronto, you’re invited to share your experiences with a researcher at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Nancy Worth is in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management. [Read the full article…]

National Observer staff officially unionized with CWA Canada


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Staff at the National Observer became CWA Canada’s newest members Wednesday with the announcement that an application for union certification had been approved. The Canadian Media Guild (CWA Canada Local 30213) filed for certification with the Canada Industrial Relations Board [Read the full article…]