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    • 20 Jan 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    • 171
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    Getting The Most Out of LinkedIn Learning

    (Part of the CFG's 'Business of Freelancing' Series)


    LinkedIn Learning is one of the most valuable benefits you receive as a member of the Canadian Freelance Guild. (Non-members may be able to access through your local library or purchase independently) The resource contains thousands of training videos to help you learn skills across many disciplines. To buy it for yourself would cost $342 a year. 

    You'll get a basic introduction to the learning platform,  our presenter will talk about his experience, what he liked and what he'd change. Then he'll take us through snippets of courses that he thinks are of value to freelancers and do some live searches on topics that participants ask about.

    Our Presenter:


    Michael Strickland, CFG founding member, is a writer/editor, strategic storyteller, and story coach. He began his career as a print and TV journalist. Today, he freelances stories that capture his interest while at the same time helping others share their strategic stories.


    Online: Thursday, January 20th

    7pm-8pm Eastern Time

    $5 for members

    $15 for non-members (SATW and CMG Freelance members please check with your organizations for discount codes)

    This session is structured with lots of room for questions, and your chances of getting them answered are increased if you send them to CFG Organizer Don Genova  in advance. If you don't yet have a LinkedIn Learning account and would like to get one, please email Don. (If you had one last year it will have lapsed, you still need to get in touch with Don to renew.)


    Please feel free to share this invitation with non-member friends and colleagues. 

    The link to the Zoom webinar will be sent to you  the day of the presentation. Please check your spam or junk folders if you can't find the email, and contact organizer@canadianfreelanceguild.ca if you haven't received the link 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. 

    • 3 Feb 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    • 195
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    Investing Basic For Freelancers

    (Part of the CFG's 'Business of Freelancing' Series)


    This co-presented webinar will focus on the two main retirement saving vehicles for freelancers: RRSPs and TFSAs. Helen and Rita will cover the key benefits and also the potential pitfalls of each, including ways to maximize tax efficiency in asset allocation. The 20-30-minute presentation will be followed by a Q&A. 

    Our Presenters: 

    Rita Silvan, Chartered Investment Manager, is an award-winning former publishing executive who has held leadership positions in print and digital publications. Her freelance writing has appeared in RBC's  Inspired Investor, The National Post, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star,  and many more.  She’s passionate about personal finance and investing as a means to a happy and self-empowered life.

    Helen Burnett-Nichols is a Hamilton, Ont.-based freelance writer with more than15 years of experience covering investment, business, legal and personal finance topics. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Globe and Mail, National Post Legal Post, Golden Girl Finance, Benefits Canada, SAGE Magazine, EY Reporting and Tangerine Bank’s ‘Forward Thinking’ brand. Helen completed the Canadian Securities Course in 2010.


    Online: Thursday, February 3rd

    7pm-8pm Eastern Time

    $5 for members

    $15 for non-members

    This session is structured with lots of room for questions, and your chances of getting them answered are increased if you send them to CFG Organizer Don Genova  in advance. 


    Please feel free to share this invitation with non-member friends and colleagues. 

    The link to the Zoom webinar will be sent to you via email about half an hour before the start time. Please check your spam or junk folders if you can't find the email, and contact organizer@canadianfreelanceguild.ca if you haven't received the link 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. 

    • 3 Mar 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online
    • 446
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    Tax Time for Freelancers

    (Part of the CFG's 'Business of Freelancing' Series)



    Online - Thursday, March 3rd 

    1pm to 2pm Eastern Time

    $5 for members


    From the moment the clock ticked midnight on December 31st your financial affairs, for the most part, of 2021, came to an end. All the receipts and bills and invoices you've been throwing into the big shoebox (or however you track your finances) are basically done for the year and it's time to start the preparation to make your peace with the CRA. 


    Learn how to navigate the tax return minefield with Shannon Lee Simmons, founder of the New School of Finance. She'll do a deep dive on eligible deductions from your income, G/HST returns, income from foreign sources and yes, what to do if indeed you end up taking that shoebox full of receipts to a tax professional. 


    This session is structured with lots of room for questions, and your chances of getting them answered are increased if you send them to CFG Organizer Don Genova  in advance. 


    Please feel free to share this event link with non-member friends and colleagues, who can register for $15. 

    The link to the Zoom webinar will be sent to you via email about half an hour before the start time. Please check your spam or junk folders if you can't find the email, and contact organizer@canadianfreelanceguild.ca if you haven't received the link 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. 

    • 17 Mar 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    • 196
    Register


    Understanding Freelance Contracts

    (Part of the CFG's 'Business of Freelancing' Series)


    This panel will explain common freelance contract clauses and terminology, including the most dangerous clauses freelancers are often asked to agree to when it comes to indemnity and liability. Our panelists will also discuss how to make counteroffers and negotiation tips on language and payment. 

    Our Panelists (more tba): 

    As a creative entrepreneur and organization co-founder, Tracey Arial has thirty years of experience dealing with contracts. 

     

                 


    Don Genova is the CFG's organizer and former president of CMG Freelance, where he negotiated contracts with the CBC along with his freelance writing and broadcasting outside of the Corporation. He currently is the Guild's chief advice-giver when it comes to reviewing contracts for members. 



    Online: Thursday, March 17th

    7pm-8pm Eastern Time

    $5 for members

    $15 for non-members

    This session is structured with lots of room for questions, and your chances of getting them answered are increased if you send them to CFG Organizer Don Genova  in advance. 


    Please feel free to share this invitation with non-member friends and colleagues. 

    The link to the Zoom webinar will be sent to you via email about half an hour before the start time. Please check your spam or junk folders if you can't find the email, and contact organizer@canadianfreelanceguild.ca if you haven't received the link 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. 

Past events

18 Jan 2022 CFG Guelph/Kitchener-Waterloo January Community Meeting
6 Jan 2022 Managing Your Social Media Expectations
17 Dec 2021 CFG Holiday Mixer
30 Nov 2021 Tax Time in November
9 Nov 2021 CFG Guelph/Kitchener-Waterloo November Community Meeting
28 Oct 2021 October Meeting of the CFG Board of Directors
19 Oct 2021 Government Relations for Creative Entrepreneurs
14 Sep 2021 CFG Guelph/Kitchener-Waterloo August Community Meeting
21 Jul 2021 Let's Talk About Podcasting...
29 Jun 2021 How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less
30 May 2021 NPAC Annual General Meeting May 30, 2021
28 May 2021 CFG "Casual Friday" Mixer/Your Input is Required
11 May 2021 CFG Guelph/Kitchener-Waterloo Community Meeting-May
30 Apr 2021 CFG "Casual Friday" Mixer and Meet Your Candidates
13 Apr 2021 CFG Guelph/Kitchener-Waterloo Community Meeting-April
13 Apr 2021 Beyond News Releases – Simple Steps to Effective Media Relations
20 Mar 2021 Meeting of the CFG Board of Directors
26 Feb 2021 CFG "Casual Friday" Mixer and Meet Your Candidates
10 Feb 2021 The Business of Freelancing: Tax Time
6 Feb 2021 Annual General Meeting of the CFG - Feb. 6, 2021
29 Jan 2021 CFG "Casual Friday" Meetup + AGM and Bylaws discussion
12 Jan 2021 CFG Guelph Presents: Pitching NOT Bitching!
17 Dec 2020 2020 End of Year Meetup + Tech Update
25 Nov 2020 Life After Journalism - Career Changing Advice
10 Nov 2020 CFG Guelph Meeting - Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020
6 Nov 2020 CFG "Casual Friday" November Meetup + AGM discussion
26 Oct 2020 CFG Waterloo October Chapter Meeting
21 Oct 2020 How to Find Freelance Work!
16 Oct 2020 CFG "Casual Friday" October Meetup
13 Oct 2020 CFG Guelph Presents: Strategic Storytelling for Non-Profits
8 Sep 2020 CFG Guelph Presents: Indie Book Publishing
8 Sep 2020 Join the September CFG Marketing Challenge!
24 Aug 2020 CFG Waterloo August Chapter Meeting
12 Aug 2020 CFG 'Communities' Meeting - 6pm ET Wed. Aug. 12th
11 Aug 2020 CFG Guelph Chapter Meeting - August 11, 2020
6 Aug 2020 Making the Most of Your Interviews on Any Media Platform
30 Jul 2020 "Let's Talk About the Business of Freelancing"
27 Jul 2020 CFG Waterloo July Chapter Meeting
14 Jul 2020 CFG Guelph Chapter Meeting - July 14, 2020
7 Jul 2020 Pitching for Success - Sell That Story!
7 Jul 2020 Join the Inaugural CFG Marketing Challenge!
16 Jun 2020 Getting the Shot – Tips to Taking Winning Photos!
8 Jun 2020 CFG Waterloo Chapter Meeting
29 May 2020 CFG "Casual Friday" May Meetup
17 May 2020 CFG FREE Special Presentation: The Class of Covid-19
15 May 2020 CFG Mid-May Meetup + Two Special Announcements
7 May 2020 Lunch and Learn: Podcasting ABC's
1 May 2020 May Day Meet-Ups!
28 Apr 2020 Video on Demand: Zoom 101 for Freelancers V4
19 Apr 2020 Zoom 101 for Freelancers - Session IV
19 Apr 2020 Subscribe to our new Job Bank
17 Apr 2020 Video on Demand: Money Matters in the Time of Covid-19
14 Apr 2020 Money Matters in the Time of Covid-19
6 Apr 2020 Zoom 101 for Freelancers - Session III
3 Apr 2020 Zoom 101 for Freelancers - Session II
30 Mar 2020 Zoom 101 for Freelancers


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