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Urban Worker Skillshare April 29 in Toronto


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If you’re in the Toronto area, come and join CMG Freelance and the Urban Worker Project for a day-long workshop and after party for freelance and contract workers. It’s happening on Saturday, April 29th from 9:30 to 6 p.m. at Story Arts Centre, Centennial College [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: April 11-18


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: What the sale of 27 newspapers to the Chronicle [Read the full article…]

Freelance Skillshare and Community Building Opportunities


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by Amanda Maxwell Considering the freelance route, jumping from the nine-to-five into the freedom of midnight keyboard sessions in your PJs? Terrified but excited, and not sure where to go for information? While there are a lot of resources out there, [Read the full article…]

Access Copyright Payback claim period open until May 31


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The 2017 Access Copyright Payback claim period is open from April 1st to May 31. If you’re a writer or visual artist who was affiliated with Access Copyright as of December 31, 2016, now is the time to submit a claim for this [Read the full article…]

Indemnity clauses – the rickety bridges of freelancing


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by Lesley Evans Ogden Imagine you want to climb up a mountain to a beautiful viewpoint. You’ve done some research, figured out how to get to the trailhead, packed your backpack, and climbed most of the way up the mountain. [Read the full article…]

2017 Public Lending Rights Program registration deadline May 1


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If you’re a Canadian author, illustrator or photographer with a published book, it’s time to register for the Public Lending Rights Program. PLR is a Canada Council for the Arts program that distributes payments to Canadian creators to compensate them for the [Read the full article…]

Urban Worker Skillshare April 8 in Vancouver


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CMG Freelance is partnering with the Urban Worker Project to present a day-long workshop and after party for freelance and contract workers to get together, network and share resources.

2017 Forum Freelance Fund applications open


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The Forum Freelance Fund provides bursaries for Canadian freelancers to attend dangerous environment training courses. Applications are now open for the 2017 bursary program. The fund provides bursaries of up to $2500 to Canadian freelancers. Foreign freelancers doing significant work for Canadian publications [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on the Sanctity of Deadlines, Part 2


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This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. In my previous post I talked about why deadlines [Read the full article…]

CMG Freelance member wins RNAO media award


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CMG Freelance member Alison Motluk has won an award from the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario for her story Ottawa family sues fertility doctor for use of wrong sperm — his own, which aired last November on CBC Radio’s The Current. RNAO’s [Read the full article…]