Straight talk about unpaid internships

Last month’s Will Work For Exposure conference at Ryerson University may have been the first time a public conversation was held in Canada about unpaid internships. The panel on internships included this presentation from Andrew Langille, a Toronto-based lawyer and graduate student. Langille is responsible for Youth and Work, a website that provides information for young people […]

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 8:30 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Experience or exploitation? Conference ramps up debate on unpaid internships

By Anqi Shen The culture sector, long known for its precarious working conditions, is shaping up to be more arduous for its workers. On October 19, a mix of students, professionals, artists and union leaders converged in Toronto to talk labour injustice at the ‘Will Work for Exposure’ conference at Ryerson University. Organized by Ryerson’s Centre […]

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 8:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

The good, the bad and the ugly of freelance work

Headline from today’s precarious work conference at Ryerson: freelancing for multiple clients can feel more secure than working for a single employer. That was a bright note for freelancing in the discussion so far, sounded by longtime freelancer Kim Pittaway. “Start your first job as a magazine editor and you’ll know what what true precariousness […]

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 9:25 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Will Work For Exposure conference for freelancers

There’s a conference on the horizon just for us, fellow Canadian freelancers. Will Work For Exposure: Culture Work in Precarious Times is a one-day event organized by Ryerson’s Centre for Labour Management Relations along with members of the Canadian Media Guild and ACTRA. The event, scheduled for October 19 at Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management, will explore a variety of […]

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 8:54 am by Rachel · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,