After nationwide member consultation, and due to the participation rates that were well below expectations, the DentalCare and VisionCare discount programs will be cancelled as of January 1, 2017. Equity members in good standing may continue to use the DentalCare and VisionCare Network, including signing up for first time benefits, until December 31, 2016.
Equity's Executive Director Arden R. Ryshpan and Senior Projects Manager Kristian Clarke are joining together with arts advocates from across the country to make the arts and culture industry a top government priority.
Support #ArtsDay 2016 by emailing your local MP to let them know a constituent supports the arts. Click to find your MP and read Equity's recommendations
to include in your email message.
Equity has responded to the Ontario Ministry of Labour's 'Changing Workplaces Review - Special Advisors' Interim Report' with a set of recommendations on how the Province can strengthen the Ontario Labour Relations Act with respect to Arts workers in Ontario. Click here
to read Equity's submission.
On October 11, 2016, emails appearing to be sent from Equity's @CAEA.COM domain were distributed to some members and engagers. Please see the full statement regarding this incident here
After consultation with the membership and specific outreach to those members who worked under the INDIE 2.1, Equity is pleased to launch the new INDIE 2.2.
Equity members please note: in January 2016, ACE Limited acquired the Chubb Corporation. The insurance company now operates under the Chubb name. Members should experience no substantive change to Equity's insurance policies or claims process resulting from the change of ownership.
Equity is pleased to announce that the updated Artists' Collective Policy and Festival Policy are now available online.
We're celebrating Equity's Ruby Anniversary with a special commemorative issue of EQ
that looks back over the past 40 years and ahead to the next 40. Follow the timeline that flows through the magazine to see how Equity has helped improve conditions for all members - and don't miss our exclusive interview with Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, on how the Liberal government plans to follow through on its commitment to increased funding for arts and culture.
Payment of basic dues can be made by logging in to EQUITYONLINE
to make an online dues payment.
Equity's Western Office moved to a new Vancouver location on June 1, 2016. The new Western Office address is be 1316-750 West Broadway Vancouver, BC V5Z 1J3.
April 1, 2016 marks 40 years since Canadian Actors' Equity Association's amicable separation from AEA (U.S.) and 60 years that we have existed in Canada. Our anniversary presents a fantastic opportunity in which to mark our Canadian heritage and modernize our look.
Council Connection is an ongoing journal of the doings and decisions of the board of the Canadian Actors' Equity Association.