Story Board is an initiative of the Canadian Media Guild and the Canadian Writers Group to create an online community for independent journalists and media freelancers from across Canada.

The CMG and the CWG have formed an exciting new alliance to advance the interests of freelancers who provide content to Canadian media organizations. CMG is a national union representing 6,000 media workers across Canada, including hundreds of freelancers. CWG is an agency that represents individual writers in contract negotiations with publishers and works to expand the writers’ client base. The alliance is also backed by CWA/SCA Canada, the parent union of the Canadian Media Guild.

The alliance advocates for all freelancers in issues such as rates, copyright, and digital and re-use rights.

Interested in helping secure a better deal for the future? You can become a member of the Canadian Media Guild’s Freelance Branch and join colleagues across the country in the struggle for better pay and increased control over how your work, and your name, are used. To join, write to freelancemember@cmg.ca. Please include your full name and a phone number in the message.

Story Board is edited by Vancouver writer and freelance broadcaster Rachel Sanders. You can contact her with comments and suggestions at editor@thestoryboard.ca