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.

“I do think we could band together and fight for our rights. Right now we all live in our own little worlds and we have no idea what other freelancers are doing”

From contract advice to professional development opportunities, CMG Freelance president Don Genova gives you ten good reasons to join our freelance union.

A free webinar for freelance journalists and photojournalists presented by The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma.

Freelance contracts a hot topic at Level Up conference in Toronto


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Read your contracts. That was the overarching message from the opening session at the recent Level Up conference in Toronto. The session, called “Contracts: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” featured lawyer Tassia Poynter, Content Writers Group founder Derek [Read the full article…]

Reporting responsibly on labour and class


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By Zaid Noorsumar Alex Press had to do a lot of convincing to get the Washington Post to run her story about 260,000 UPS workers who were threatening to strike. The American workers were fighting a treacherous new contract that would [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 10-15


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Alberta Government Invests in the Province’s Magazine Industry [Magazines [Read the full article…]

Class Action Lawsuit A Big Step Toward Fairness For Factual & Reality TV Workers


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Claim says hundreds hired improperly, denied pay & benefits TORONTO (Oct. 9, 2018) – The Canadian Media Guild / CWA Canada is welcoming a $35-million class action lawsuit filed by law firm Cavalluzzo on behalf of hundreds of reality and factual [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 2-9


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Over 250 Canadian news media outlets have closed in [Read the full article…]

Montreal media mixer October 15


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Montreal-area media workers, freelancers and students are invited to a free social night and networking event on Monday October 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sun Life Building, 7th Floor, Salon III (1155 Rue Metcalfe). Come and join [Read the full article…]

Applications open for the 2019-2020 Canadian Nieman fellowship


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Applications opened this week for a year-long fellowship that gives a Canadian journalist the opportunity to study and broaden their intellectual horizons at Harvard University. The 2019-2020 Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship is open to applications from October 1 to [Read the full article…]

Urban Worker Project’s Freelancing 101 series running this month in Vancouver


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Vancouver freelancers, mark your calendars for a series of workshops that will help you get a handle on your taxes and finances. The Urban Worker Project has teamed up with Vancity Credit Union to offer a series of hands-on workshops [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Sep 25-Oct 1


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Refinery 29 to launch in Canada in October [J-Source] [Read the full article…]

Freelancing Financial Success: “Dance your power dance and then say your number”


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Follow your interests… and ask for more money. Those are the keys to financial success in freelancing, according to Toronto-based freelance journalist David Hayes and investment and lifestyle writer and editor Rita Silvan. The two were part of a panel [Read the full article…]