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MERCIER SEMINAR SERIES: Sources of Innovation for Entrepreneurs:

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Announcing the First Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction

Pottersfield Press has published such distinguished nonfiction authors as Harold Horwood, Thomas Raddall, Joan Baxter, Neil Peart, Jon Tattrie, Steven Laffoley, Lindsay Ruck, Jim Lotz, Claire Mowat, Harry Thurston and many others. Now the press hopes to further enhance its creative nonfiction publishing program with the first annual Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction.

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Call for Submissions for the 2017 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Book and Magazine Awards for Social Justice Writing

The Dave Greber Freelance Writers Book and Magazine Awards for Social Justice Writing are seeking submissions commencing Monday, March 13, 2017. The closing date is Friday, June 16, 2017 at 5 PM PST.

Canadian freelance writers in the process of completing a book or magazine article for publication are eligible and the awards give special regard to those writing in the area of social justice.

Information about the awards can be found on the website www.greberwritingaward.com

Detailed eligibility requirements can be found at http://www.greberwritingaward.com/submissions.htm.

 

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CUPW - Child Care Fund

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has partnered with the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) to find ways to improve support for member-families with child care responsibilities and for Canadian families more generally.

With this in mind, the CRRU is conducting an online survey of parents and parents-to-be across the country who are (or whose partner is) expecting a baby or who are on paid/unpaid maternity/parental leave. The survey will help assess how parents learn about child care options - where do they get their information, what they look for and what barriers they encounter. The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete and is entirely anonymous.

We share this link in solidarity, and hope you will as well.

http://newparents.crru.net/

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Canadian Freelance Union Condemns the Charges Against Journalist Justin Brake in Newfoundland and Labrador

Journalist Justin Brake is facing up to 10 years in prison for covering the indigenous protests against the construction of the Muskrat Falls hydro plant in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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CFU Responds to O'Leary's comments on union membership.

The Canadian Freelance Union condemns the comments made by Kevin O'Leary regarding imprisoning union members in Canada. 

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Attack on the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec.

The Canadian Freelance Union expresses our deepest condolences for the families, friends and wider community affected by yesterday's tragic and senseless violence in Quebec.

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Press Cards for CFU Members

Just a reminder that CFU members may qualify for Press Cards!

We have recently updated the information on our services page with information about requirements and the application process' for both the National and IFJ press cards. If you're a member and would like to know if you qualify.

If you qualify, there is no extra fee for the National Press Card for current members. The IFJ card does have an additional cost attached to it, but comes with some additional benefits such as international recognition and support.

Check out our services page here for more up to date information.

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Request for Proposals: CFU Website design

The Canadian Freelance Union (CFU) is seeking proposals to redesign and add enhanced features to the organization’s bilingual website and certain related online activities including monthly membership dues processing. The design must be a custom NationBuilder theme.

As a union of independent media workers, including designers, illustrators, photographers and filmmakers, the CFU’s online presence needs to be modern and slick—in short, worthy of its own members’ high standard of work.

Proposals are due by end of day on Monday, November 21. They may be submitted via email to nora.loreto@gmail.com. Selection will occur the following week. Only the person or team behind the successful proposal will be contacted.

Our priority is to give work to CFU members. If you aren't a member of the CFU but you would like to bid on the RFP, you can join any time between now and the decision.

To read the full RFP please download the PDF.

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Canadian Freelance Union Condemns the Arrest of Journalist Justin Brake in Newfoundland

Last week, journalist Justin Brake was arrested for covering the protests against the construction of the Muskrat Falls hydro plant in Newfoundland and Labrador. Justin was named in an injunction and subpoena issued at the request of Nalcor - the Crown Corporation created by, almost entirely funded by and largely managed by current and former members of the provincial government.

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