Freelancer meet-up in Vancouver on October 3

Vancouver-area freelancers, come and meet some colleagues for a freelancers’ social night on Monday October 3rd at 6 p.m. at Central City Brewing (871 Beatty St).  CMG Freelance members and non-members are all welcome. Join us for an evening of conversation, commiseration and celebration of the freelance lifestyle. We’ll even have door prizes! You could win one of our […]

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Victoria Freelancers: Register for our Perfect Pitch workshop

Victoria-area freelancers, CMG Freelance has a professional development opportunity coming your way next month. Every freelancer — whether new or experienced — can use some pitching practice. So join us for The Perfect Pitch, our day-long workshop on pitching. It’s scheduled for October 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Fisgard Street Forum (845 Fisgard Street). You’ll learn how […]

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Webinar for Members: Media Reporting on Sexual Violence in Canada

CMG Freelance and CWA Canada Associate Members are invited to a webinar exploring the challenges of reporting on sexual assault. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, September 22nd at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. It’s being presented by femifesto, a Toronto-based collective focused on sexual violence and consent. The webinar will use case studies to explore responsible reporting on sexual […]

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Join the CMG at the CNE on Labour Day

Freelancers and other media workers are invited to join the Canadian Media Guild for a Labour Day parade in Toronto on Monday, September 5th. The parade starts at 9 a.m. at University and Queen Street West in Toronto and ends at the CNE where participants will get free admission to the fair. Family and friends welcome. If […]

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Freelancer meet-up in Toronto August 3

Toronto freelancers, you’re invited to a CMG Freelance meet-up on Wednesday, August 3rd at Bar Wellington (520 Wellington St W) from 6 to 8 p.m.  CMG Freelance members and non-members are all welcome. Please join us for a free drink and some snacks, meet some colleagues and discuss all things freelance. CMG Freelance branch president Don Genova […]

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Mixer for factual TV workers in Toronto

The Canadian Media Guild is holding another mixer in Toronto for factual television workers. The event is next Wednesday, June 22nd from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Roxy Bar (19 Charlotte Street) in Toronto. Snacks and drinks will be served. Drop by to socialize, network with colleagues and pick up a copy of the updated Guide to Working […]

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Beyond Journalism panel discussion and networking event in Toronto June 2

Students, emerging media workers and freelancers are invited to a free panel discussion and mixer on Thursday, June 2 at the Page One Cafe & Bar (108 Mutual Street) in Toronto from 6 to 9 p.m. Panel speakers include writer and TV director Buffy Childerhose and digital journalist and novelist Angela Misri. They’ll offer advice on how to use your media skills to […]

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The Freelancer’s Toolbox

by Don Genova, CMG Freelance President Open up my literal freelancer’s writer-broadcaster toolbox and you’ll find microphones, digital and analog recorders, umpteen cables and adapters, a couple of different cameras, a bunch of notebooks and various pens and pencils. But open up my figurative toolbox and you’ll find tools needed for my profession that are […]

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SABEW Canada’s 2nd annual Best in Business awards night April 20th

The Canadian chapter of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) is holding its second annual Best in Business writing awards night on Wednesday, April 20th at Valdez (606 King Street West). Tickets are $25 for members and $40 for non-members. The event starts at 6 pm. Food and drinks will be served. You can reserve […]

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Pay Your Interns! film screening and discussion in Toronto March 12

Do you think interns ought to be paid for their work? So do we! Come and join us for a screening of the film Pay Your Interns! on March 12 in Toronto. The event was organized by filmmaker, Cynthia H. Pandev, who is also hosting the evening. The film screening will be followed by a lecture from Intern Nation author […]

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