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CMG services and resources for freelancers

The CMG offers professional support, education and training to give you greater security and the chance to connect, interact and work together toward improving our industries.

We also advocate for quality media, communications and expertise, and especially for respect for the people who do the work. Join more than 6,000 media workers across Canada!

CMG Freelance members are entitled to:

Advice and counsel from CMG staff
Our professional staff advise on freelance contract questions, work concerns and negotiation strategies. Inform yourself and get some tips. If you’re a member, call us. Our discussions remain fully confidential.

Toll free: 1-800-465-4149 or freelance@cmg.ca

Free online software training with Lynda.com
You and your family can enjoy free access to more than 2200 video courses with industry experts through Lynda.com. Refresh your media skills, learn new ones and sharpen your business sense anytime, anywhere, from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

For instructions on how to register: send an email with “Sign me up for Lynda.com” in the subject line, include your name and member number and address it to freelanceservices@cmg.ca. 

Access to group health benefits and assistance
You can obtain affordable health, drug, dental, life and travel insurance for you and your family.  Visit these two websites to learn more.

The Arts and Entertainment Plan
The Writers Coalition Plan

No medical exam is required, and the monthly premiums may be tax-deductible. Through these plans you can also access an Employee and Family Assistance Program at no extra cost.

Exclusive union savings
Financial savings, competitive rates and expert advice are free to members. Go to unionsavings.ca to find out more.

CMG freelance member profiles
Post your profile on the CMG Freelance Network, where engagers can find you, and you can find each other. Connect with the growing roster of skilled freelancers who are creating, collaborating and changing Canada’s media landscape.

Participate in union activities
Get involved with the union, meet peers and learn new stuff. Contact our Freelance Branch representatives, staff, or sign up for regular meet-ups, workshops, conferences and lotteries to discover just what you can gain… and give.

Write to freelance@cmg.ca or call toll free: 1-800-465-4149 and ask for our freelance-savvy staff.

CMG member card
Your CMG member card serves as your official access to Guild services, events, online resources and workshops. If you have questions about your member card, send an email with “Freelance Member Card” in the subject line, include your name and member number, and address it to membership@cmg.ca.

CMG Freelance Member Brochure
Want to download or share our member supports info? Get a copy of our CMG Freelance Member Brochure here, and pin it to your studio wall for reminders on fair contracts, fair use and what CMG has to offer.

PDF OF FREELANCE BROCHURE

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