Story Board was founded by the Canadian Media Guild and the Canadian Writers Group to create an online community for independent journalists and freelance creators from across Canada.

The Canadian Media Guild is a national union representing 6,000 media workers across Canada, including hundreds of freelancers. CMG’s freelance branch (CMG Freelance) was formed to advance the interests of self-employed media workers who provide content to Canadian media organizations. CMG’s parent union is CWA/SCA Canada.

CMG Freelance 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 freelance@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