Mid-Summer Salvo from CMG Freelance President Don Genova

As freelancers wend our way through summer I hope everyone has some sort of opportunity to take time for yourself and not your clients. I know, I know, freelancers never take vacation! But seriously, for your physical and mental health, take a break. While you’re resting, just a few items to bring you up to […]

Posted on August 2, 2018 at 10:37 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Associate Members program welcomes new coordinator

Canada’s free union membership program for media students, volunteers, and precarious media workers has a new leader at the helm. CWA Canada’s Associate Members program has brought Nasr Ahmed on board as its new program coordinator. He comes to the role from CBC in Toronto, where he worked for close to six years after starting […]

Posted on August 1, 2018 at 10:06 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

CMG Freelance members gain access to National NewsMedia Council support

As part of a new agreement between the two organizations, CMG Freelance members are now able to access the National NewsMedia Council’s pre-publication support and ethics advice. The council is offering consulting and support via phone or email to freelance journalists who need ethical advice on sensitive stories. The council was established in 2015 as […]

Posted on June 28, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Largest-ever freelance delegation attends 2018 CMG convention

Last month the largest-ever delegation of freelancers came together to represent CMG Freelance at the Canadian Media Guild’s 2018 biennial convention in Toronto. Approximately 175 people from 11 branches of the union — including CBC, Thomson Reuters, VICE Canada, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and Canadian Press — attended the convention from May 25 to 27 at […]

Posted on June 5, 2018 at 1:30 pm 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: , , ,

Freelancers gearing up for 2018 CMG convention

CMG Freelance is gearing up to take part in the Canadian Media Guild’s 2018 biennial convention on May 25, 26 and 27 in Toronto. Every two years a large group of CMG members meets at the convention to discuss the needs and priorities of the union. Freelance branch members who’ll attend this year’s convention include […]

Posted on May 17, 2018 at 8:56 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Ten Reasons to Join CMG Freelance

Freelancers, have you been looking for a good reason to join our freelance union? From contract advice to professional development opportunities, CMG Freelance president Don Genova gives you ten reasons in this new video.  For more information on the costs and benefits of membership, check out this page on the CMG Freelance website.  

Posted on May 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

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 […]

Posted on November 16, 2017 at 11:15 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

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: , , ,