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Canadian Journalism Forum creates new awards for reporting on mental health of young people


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The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association to offer a new award for journalism that reports on the mental health of young people. The Mindset Award for Reporting on Young People’s [Read the full article…]

How To Connect In Business Webinar Now Online


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Nicholas Boothman already dazzled some of you at the end of June with many helpful tips to use while connecting with new clients or networking opportunities. He shared how to use the ABCs of face-to-face communication: Attitude, Body-language, Conversation, Communication [Read the full article…]

CFG elections update


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Congratulations! The Election Team is pleased to announce Trevor Beckerson has been acclaimed as Treasurer on the CFG Board of Directors. Please see his bio below. There will be an election for Director – Membership. There are two candidates, Lisa Caroglanian [Read the full article…]

2021 Access Copyright Payback claim period now open


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Writers and visual artists, the 2021 Access Copyright Payback claim period is now open and you have until until May 31 to submit your claim. If you were affiliated with Access Copyright as of December 31, 2020 you’re eligible to submit [Read the full article…]

Call for Nominations in the 2021 Canadian Freelance Guild Board of Directors Election


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Nominations are now open for all positions on the Canadian Freelance Guild (CFG) Board of Directors. We will be electing for the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and two Directors, one of whom will have responsibilities in Membership Management [Read the full article…]

CFG’s first Annual General Meeting scheduled for Saturday, February 6, 2021


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We would like to cordially invite all members to the first ever Canadian Freelance Guild Annual General Meeting.

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…]

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…]

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…]