Learn & Connect with CareerCycles: Navigating Work While Your Industry Job is on Pause

Wednesday, September 27, 1-2 pm ET

Thursday, October 12, 4-5 pm ET

The AFC teams up with CareerCycles to offer Learn & Connect Sessions for industry members whose work is paused because of the ongoing strikes.

Join us for these virtual group sessions to get tips on finding work in adjacent sectors, identifying transferable skills, and exploring temp work opportunities from experienced career counsellors. You will also be able to discuss your current situation, address your questions and concerns, and generate ideas in a small group environment. 

You’ll leave with an inspired action you can commit to taking within the week and access to valuable resources

Learn & Connect Session Topics

  • September 27: Earn money during work pause: practical strategies linked to helpful resources
  • October 12: Explore your transferable skills: find work in film-adjacent & related sectors

Accessibility: closed captions. If you require additional accommodations to make this event accessible for you, please get in touch, and we will do our best to meet your needs.

These sessions are commissioned by The AFC and presented by CareerCycles.

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About CareerCycles

CareerCycles’ team of career professionals has supported over 5,000 Canadians in navigating transitions and making confident and well-informed choices during periods of change. In 2021, CareerCycles worked with The AFC to create a Career Resilience Program to help arts & entertainment professionals through the pandemic. Participants said, “Thankful for the connection with my peers across the nation in a very unstable and stressful time” and “Deeply grateful to The AFC for offering this opportunity.” 

Career counselling, employment coaching, career clarification and change, generating options, identifying and deploying transferable skills, and help with resumes, LinkedIn, interviews, and job search with a focus on arts, entertainment, film and TV is what you can expect from the team at CareerCycles. CareerCycles’ vision is “Enriching the career wellbeing of humanity.” Learn more at

Meet Mark Franklin

Mark Franklin, MEd, PEng, (he/him), leads CareerCycles, co-founded OneLifeTools, hosts Career Buzz broadcast & podcast, and teaches career management at the University of Toronto. In 2015, he received the Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Development. Mark consulted in his earlier engineering career before earning a Masters in counselling and then leading universities’ student services initiatives. His insights appear on CBC, GlobalNews, National Post, and Globe and Mail. Mark enjoys using his strengths of creative collaboration, generating ideas, and storylistening to help people make well-informed & inspiring choices. Connect with Mark on LinkedIn