The TELUS Webinar Series

The Canadian Artists Network is pleased to partner with TELUS in serving the needs of elder professional artists.

Through the support of TELUS, we are presenting an expanded series of webinars on topics of interest to our community.

Next Up: Financial Wellness for Seniors

Tuesday, June 25th at 1:00 PM  EDT | 10:00 AM PDT

Learn about senior financial abuse, how to recognize if you or a loved one is being taken
advantage of, and the advanced planning tools available to protect you, your family and friends.

This webinar will be led by Nick Eddy, Manager of Creative Arts Financial.

Thanks to our friends at TELUS, this webinar is free to all senior artists. Click the button to register on Zoom.

Creating with Canva

Thursday, May 9th 

Following up on our webinar on Public Relations, we present this video by CAN Community member Leah Murray on using  Canva. to create professional-looking images for social media and flyers.

You an also download Leah’s presentation using the link below.

Public Relations for Artists

Thursday, April 11

Doing the work is one thing. Letting people know about it is a whole other thing.

Ingrid Hamilton of GAT PR offers tips on developing publicity strategies, including developing media releases and media lists, along with social media..

Preserving the Mind: Safeguarding Against Ageing and Dementia

Wednesday, March 6th 

Continuing where we left off, Dr. Luis Fornazzari talked about ways to safeguard the brain against ageing and dementia. Free to members of the CAN Artistic Community.

Dr. Fornazzari is a consultant for Behavioral Neurology at the Memory Disorder Clinic and the Geriatric Mental Health Outpatient Program at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.,


Art & Neuroscience: Together At Last

Wednesday, February 7th 

Presented by Dr. Luis Fornazzari, this webinar discussed the Renaissance of understanding: where Art and Neuroscience converge…The protective role of art in brain health and Dementia…How we can protect ourselves from Dementia.

Presented by Dr. Luis Fornazzari, MD FRCPC, a Behavioral Neurologist who serves as a Consultant for Behavioral Neurology at the Memory Disorder Clinic and the Geriatric Mental Health Outpatient Program at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

Identity Theft & Fraud Prevention

Thursday, November 30th 

Thank you to everyone who registered for this webinar delving into the ways in which fraudsters steal and use personal information, offering tips to keep financial and  personal information safe, and explaining what to do if you become a victim of fraud or identity theft.

Presented by Nick Eddy, Branch Manager of Creative Arts Financial  Nick is a 20-year veteran of the financial services industry. 

A Place to Leave Your Stuff

[With apologies to George Carlin]

End-of-life issues never make for an enjoyable discussion. But, for many artists, it requires extra planning. 

A lifetime of created works must be cared for and passed down. Whether it be canvases, books, music, plays, screenplays, designs — even a professional website — their future must be provided for.
Presented in association with CARFAC, this series took place in three episodes.

Part One – Legal Issues

Lawyers Paul E. Bain of Dickinson Wright and Kevin Forrest of AFBS cover wills, executors, powers of attorney, intellectual property and copyright, the burden on heirs, and other legal aspects of preparation. 

Part Two – Archiving

Marlena Wyman and Leah Murray talk about preserving your works and your online presence, preparing records, what to keep, how to donate.

Part Three – Taxes

Taxation issues that artists should be aware of when planning their estates.  This webinar took place on October 5th, 2023, led by tax accountant Zoe Klein

Wellness in Winter

A webinar on coping with the long winter months. With psychotherapist, certified mindfulness meditation coach, and CAN Community member Jorie Morrow

Social Media

The Canadian Artists Network presented three webinars on Social Media with SM guru Boyd Neil: beginners, intermediate, and advanced [including a look at AI.] 


Thanks to entertainment lawyer Bob Tarantino for a great webinar on copyright.

Internet Security

Thanks to Amanda Lee at TELUS for sharing the latest findings from the TELUS Wise program on how to keep us safe online.

If you missed the webinar, you can get a summary of all the material we covered by going to the TELUS Wise site.

Future Webinars

CSARN will present webinar on a variety of topics over the next few months. Scroll through the topics below and let us know what you would like to learn about: