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Vancouver freelancer social night June 26

Vancouver-area freelancers, come out and celebrate the start of summer at a casual social evening on Tuesday, June 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Central City Brewpub (871 Beatty St). CMG Freelance members and non-members are all welcome to drop by this semi-regular gathering for drinks, snacks and conversation. It’s an opportunity to catch up with some old freelance friends […]

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

CMG Freelance mixer in Toronto on Friday May 25

Hey Toronto freelancers, CMG Freelance executive members and delegates from across the country are convening in Toronto later this week to take part in the Canadian Media Guild’s national biennial convention — and we’d love to meet you while we’re in town. CMG Freelance members and non-members are all invited to an informal, happy hour get-together. […]

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 1:52 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Halifax freelancer meet-and-greet April 18

Halifax-area freelancers, mark your calendars: CMG Freelance is hosting a spring meet-and-greet on Wednesday, April 18 at The Marquee Ballroom (2037 Gottingen Street) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Come and join us for this casual social night where we’ll make connections, share ideas and discuss ways we can work together to improve the working lives of freelancers. Enjoy a slice of […]

Posted on April 3, 2018 at 10:06 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Vancouver media mixer on April 18

Vancouver media workers, freelancers and journalism students, come out and join us for a free networking event on Wednesday, April 18 at Shebeen Whiskey House (212 Carrall St.) in Gastown from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m.  There will be free snacks and drinks on offer as you make connections, test pitches, and share advice with people working (and studying) […]

Posted on March 29, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Ottawa Media Mixer on March 20

Ottawa media workers, freelancers and students, you’re invited to a free media mixer later this month. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 20th and head down to Union Local 613 (315 Somerset St W) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy free snacks and drinks while you chat with mentors from a wide variety of publishers and […]

Posted on March 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Winter Media Mixer February 13 in Toronto

Toronto-area media students and freelancers, you’re invited to a free mixer on Tuesday, February 13 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Watson’s (388 Richmond St W). Enjoy free snacks and drinks as you make connections with your colleagues working in the media. There will be mentors from several media outlets in attendance, including VICE, CBC, Corus Entertainment and […]

Posted on January 25, 2018 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Freelance social night in Vancouver November 7

Vancouver-area freelancers, come out for a casual social evening with peers and colleagues at Craft Beer Market (85 West 1st Ave) on Tuesday, November 7th from 6 to 8 p.m. CMG Freelance members and non-members are all welcome. Come and catch up with your freelance friends or meet some new ones. You never know what new […]

Posted on October 27, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Toronto media mixer: Beyond Diversity

Toronto-area media students and freelancers, you’re invited to the free Beyond Diversity mixer on Wednesday, October 11th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Page One Cafe (106 Mutual St). From the “appropriation prize” fiasco, to the editorial decision to protect the identity of a woman who used a racial slur, these incidents over the last […]

Posted on September 27, 2017 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Toronto media mixer: Digital security for journalists and filmmakers

In an era of mass surveillance and targeted intrusions, our privacy as media workers – and the security of our sources – is constantly threatened. How do we manage the risks while still reporting the stories that need to be told? Toronto-area journalists and filmmakers are invited to a mixer and round table discussion on […]

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Media Mixer: Freelancer or Employee?

by Shelley Pascual “We need these media mixers to get to know one another, support one another and more importantly, push each other to advance our interests collectively,” said Lise Lareau, a top union official for the Canadian Media Guild. Lareau moderated a panel discussion about the distinction between one’s rights as an independent contractor versus […]

Posted on April 28, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,