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Getting Started: Conversations About How to Freelance

80 Gould Street 80 Gould Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Join us at the Ryerson School of Journalism on Tuesday, April 17 as leading editors and freelancers share their candid insights on what it takes to succeed as a freelance journalist in today's competitive media landscape. This half-day workshop, which will be held at the Rogers Communication Centre, features three panels aimed at journalism students…


Vancouver Media Mixer (FREE!)

Shebeen 212 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Join CWA Canada for a free networking event for media workers, freelancers and journalism students in Vancouver. Enjoy FREE snacks and drinks as you make connections, test pitches, and share advice with people working (and studying) in the media across the city. This venue is wheelchair accessible.


Vancouver freelancer social night

Central City Brewpub 871 Beatty Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver-area freelancers, come out and celebrate the start of summer at a casual social evening on Tuesday, June 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Central City Brewpub (871 Beatty St). CMG Freelance members and non-members are all welcome to drop by this semi-regular gathering for drinks, snacks and conversation. It’s an opportunity to catch…

WEBINAR: Income Replacement and Taxes during Covid-19


A free CFG Lunch and Learn webinar is planned for members in good standing on Tuesday, April 14th at 12 noon ET. A representative from the New School of Finance  will bring us up to date on government initiatives for income replacement as well as other protections for the self-employed and others affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. There will also be information…


Online course: Getting started as a freelance journalist


Freelance journalism is a tough gig, but it can also be one of the most rewarding. Led by established freelance journalist Abigail Edge, this online course will teach you everything you need to know about the nuts and bolts of freelance writing. Throughout the four-week course, you'll have the opportunity to submit to a virtual…


Freelance Breaking News: Promises and Pitfalls

Zoom Video Webinar

Before the novel coronavirus hit, most national media outlets only hired local journalists to cover breaking news until their staff crews could rush to a scene. Now, in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, many news directors are turning to local independent journalists for coverage, trusting freelance reporters and photographers to supply continuing on-the-spot news.


The Business of Freelance Series: Tax Time Tips


Join CFG and Shannon Lee Simmons, founder of the New School of Finance for a lively (yes, lively) Q+A session that will help keep you square with the CRA. Go to this link to register.

Using Twitter to Find Work


Join Wudan & Jenni, and a panel of guests, to talk about how to maximize use of Twitter to build your freelance business.