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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…]

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…]

Highlights of the First Annual General Meeting of the CFG


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On Saturday, February 6th the Canadian Freelance Guild held its first-ever Annual General Meeting. The online event took just under three hours and accomplished several important goals.

The Born Freelancer on “personal protection” for freelancers


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To begin a new year on a “safety-first” footing, let’s review some basic safety protocols for the average freelancer.

2021 Travers Fellowship applications open


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Applications are now open for the 2021 Travers Fellowship, an international reporting bursary that helps finance foreign reporting projects by Canadian journalists working in any medium. Freelancers, students enrolled in a graduate level journalism or equivalent program, and full-time journalists [Read the full article…]

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #44 — Francesca Bianco


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In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian freelancers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life. Francesca Bianco is a Canadian freelance writer currently living in Germany. Her Maisonneuve feature “The Hand [Read the full article…]

Submissions open for 2021 National Magazine Awards


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The 44th annual National Magazine Awards are now open for submissions. Writers, photographers and illustrators who do freelance work for magazines are all eligible to submit their work for one of the 18 writing and visual award categories, which include feature [Read the full article…]