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2021 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards open for submissions


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Freelancers, if you’ve written about social justice issues this year, it’s time to submit your work for the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Book and Magazine Awards. The awards are now open for submissions and the competition closes on Friday, June [Read the full article…]

CBC Doc Mentorship Program spring deadline


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CBC Radio’s Doc Mentorship Program has a spring deadline approaching. Experienced audio freelancers are invited to submit a pitch to the program by May 7, 2021. The program, which is also open to all CBC employees, is accepting applications for [Read the full article…]

Nominations Open for Two Vacant Positions on the CFG Board of Directors


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The CFG Election Team is now accepting nominations for two vacant positions on the CFG Board of Directors: Treasurer, and Director at Large: Membership. According to the CFG Bylaws, the Treasurer “shall be responsible for the safe control and custody of [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer Stays Focused


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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.   One of the most frequent complaints [Read the full article…]

Poll is Now Open! Vote for CFG Director: Membership


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CFG Election: Director: Membership Management and Development The election is open for voting and we need your participation! Poll will close at 11:59pm Eastern Time on Sunday, March 14th. To read more about the candidates and view their introductory videos, [Read the full article…]

Do you have written or visual work in a published book? Register for the Public Lending Right Program


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Canadian authors, illustrators and photographers with one or more published books, can now register for the Public Lending Right Program. The program is a Canada Council for the Arts initiative that sends payments every year to creators whose books are in [Read the full article…]

Replacing objectivity with fairness and accuracy in the newsroom


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by Stephen Wentzell Over the last few years, polarization around journalism has contributed to an environment of distrust around the industry, particularly its writers. Journalists are finding themselves under a microscope never-before imagined in an industry that has traditionally called [Read the full article…]

Board of Directors Election Update and Candidate Profiles


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When nominations closed on February 25th for the very first Canadian Freelance Guild Board of Directors, every position but one had been filled by acclamation. During our Media Mixer on the 26th, we had the successful candidates introduce themselves, as [Read the full article…]

CBC Freelancers: Sign a union membership card before March 12 and be entered to win a prize


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The Canadian Freelance Guild is proud to partner with the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch, our colleagues in providing services to freelance communicators in Canada. CMG Freelance represents all freelancers who provide services to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). If [Read the full article…]

Tax Tips webinar now available on CFG website


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On February 10th, about 5 dozen people took part in the CFG’s Business of Freelancing Tax Tips for Freelancers webinar. This was a very lively discussion about the important questions facing freelancers at tax time — such as eligible expenses, [Read the full article…]