New Association Formed to Represent Canadian Media and Communications Professionals

January 16th, 2020 The membership of the Professional Writers Association of Canada has resoundingly voted to amalgamate with the independent membership of the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch to form the Canadian Freelance Guild. This new association, totalling close to 400 members, will be founded within CWA Canada, the oldest and only all-media union in […]

Posted on January 15, 2020 at 9:48 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

CMG Freelance On the Move

My fellow members, as of 2020, the independent membership portion of the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch will be moving to a new home at our parent organization, CWA-Canada. This move will give our group more autonomy to run our own affairs while at the same time preserving the benefits we currently enjoy from being […]

Posted on December 6, 2019 at 8:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

TORONTO: PWAC and CMG Freelance Together Again!

CMG Freelance President Don Genova and PWAC President Doreen Pendgracs cordially invite all members of both associations in the Greater Toronto Area to join them at a ‘cross-pollination’ mixer on Wednesday, October 30th. Where: Pogue Mahone Pub and Kitchen, 777 Bay St., Toronto (use the College Street entrance for the pub, just a short walk […]

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PWAC Toronto editing seminar March 25

Toronto-area writers, there’s an evening seminar coming up that will teach you how to do a better job of editing your own work. “Polishing Your Work: From Expert Tips to Editorial Workflows” is presented by PWAC Toronto Chapter and Magazines Canada on Monday, March 25  from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. […]

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Getting freelance work with the CBC

Freelancing for CBC isn’t as easy as it used to be, but there are still gigs to be found at the Mother Corp. The “Getting Work With the CBC” panel at the recent Level Up conference in Toronto offered some insights into just where to find it. The panel was part of a two-day conference […]

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Freelance contracts a hot topic at Level Up conference in Toronto

It’s frustrating to give up lucrative assignments, but are indemnification clauses worth the risks they pose to your assets?

Posted on October 18, 2018 at 6:00 am by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , ,

Freelancers Unite to Battle Low Pay and Bad Contracts

  Toronto – Members of five of Canada’s largest freelancer associations have banded together to fight against stagnant pay rates and contracts that demand the right to reuse their work for no further pay. The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) Freelance Branch, the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC), News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC), Travel Media […]

Posted on September 19, 2018 at 7:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Level Up conference registration deadline extended to September 18

The deadline to register for Level Up: The Conference has been extended until end of day Tuesday, September 18. The conference will feature professional development sessions and networking opportunities in Toronto from September 20 to 22. Speakers include:  David Hayes: David is an award-winning journalist and author. In addition to having written three nonfiction books of his […]

Posted on September 16, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Freelancers: “Level up” at the PWAC & CMG Freelance conference in Toronto September 20-23

Freelance writers, mark your calendars for the Professional Writers Association of Canada’s “Level Up: The Conference,” scheduled for September 20 to 23 in Toronto. For the first time, PWAC’s annual conference is being co-presented by CMG Freelance. The schedule of events is packed full of useful professional development and networking opportunities. The theme of this year’s conference is “Freelancers Level […]

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 11:00 am by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , ,

Coalition lobbying for insurance subsidy for freelancers

The Canadian Media Guild has joined with a coalition of artists’ associations to lobby the federal government for funding for a program that would offer self-employed arts and cultural workers a subsidy on extended health insurance. Staff rep Keith Maskell told Story Board this week that the Canadian Media Guild is proud to be a member of the […]

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