Webinar: Reporting on Labour Issues with Sara Mojtehedzadeh

When Toronto Star reporter Sara Mojtehedzadeh went undercover on the croissant production line in a Toronto factory, she learned firsthand what workers were experiencing. “I was really conscious of keeping up with the pace of production and not losing my job and doing things right and making sure I didn’t get fired,” she told Story Board during […]

Posted on January 12, 2018 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

New webinars posted for members on CMG Freelance website

We’ve been inviting non-members to watch our CMG Freelance webinar series recently. But members get an extra benefit: access to archived webinars. That means you can watch them at your convenience whenever you like. We’ve posted a few new ones recently in the members section of the CMG Freelance website. The most recent webinars include one […]

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Free tuition to Sole Prop School for CMG Freelance members

Whether you’re a writer, a designer, an artist or a photographer, your creative work probably brings you a lot of joy. The bookkeeping and tax-filing side of your business, on the other hand… probably not so much. The New School of Finance can help. The company provides fee-only financial planning services and resources to help people get […]

Posted on November 7, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Chronicle Herald agreement ratified, ending 18-month strike

Striking workers at the Halifax Chronicle Herald ratified an agreement with their employer today, ending a strike that has stretched on for over 18 months. The Halifax Typographical Union, which represents the striking workers, announced that members voted 94 percent in favour of accepting the agreement. It was reached after two days of mediation led by a government-appointed […]

Posted on August 10, 2017 at 2:38 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Free spaces in Toronto podcasting program available to CMG Freelance members

CMG Freelance is pleased to offer four free spaces in an upcoming Camp Tech Intro to Podcasting Program in Toronto. On Saturday, August 12th, professional podcast producer JP Davidson will lead you through this 6-hour workshop, complete with audio recording and editing exercises and information on how to publish your podcast once it’s complete. For more details […]

Posted on July 19, 2017 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

CMG Freelance compiling a freelance contract tips sheet

When it comes to contracts, if you’re not sure what they mean, ask for help. Ask your colleagues. Ask the CMG. Use the ‘Lancer email list or the Story Board Facebook group to ask around for someone who has signed (or read but not signed) a contract for the place you’re hoping to work for. […]

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 11:19 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Events for freelancers in Halifax May 3

Halifax freelancers, students and media workers, mark your calendars for a couple of great networking and professional development events planned for Wednesday, May 3. First of all, you’re invited to a free information session and lunch from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Dalhousie University Club Great Hall (1 Alumni Crescent). Speakers at the event include journalist […]

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 11:02 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Urban Worker Skillshare April 29 in Toronto

If you’re in the Toronto area, come and join CMG Freelance and the Urban Worker Project for a day-long workshop and after party for freelance and contract workers. It’s happening on Saturday, April 29th from 9:30 to 6 p.m. at Story Arts Centre, Centennial College (951 Carlaw Avenue). It’s an opportunity for freelancers to get together, network and share resources. There […]

Posted on April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Media Mixer in Toronto April 25th

Toronto freelancers, students and media workers, come out for an evening of networking and information on April 25th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Watson’s (388 Richmond St W). This is a free event hosted by CMG Freelance, CWA Canada Associate Members and the Fairness in Factual TV campaign to explore the subject “Freelancer or Employee? Myths, Facts and […]

Posted on April 19, 2017 at 6:00 am by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , , ,

Freelance Skillshare and Community Building Opportunities

by Amanda Maxwell Considering the freelance route, jumping from the nine-to-five into the freedom of midnight keyboard sessions in your PJs? Terrified but excited, and not sure where to go for information? While there are a lot of resources out there, they’re mostly online with very little of the personal touch. If you don’t know many […]

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , , ,