Equity's National AGM was held on February 23, 2015. The Council President and Executive Director reports are now available in video and written format here
The Banff Centre Agreement and the National Arts Centre Music Department Agreement were ratifited in ballot counts held on February 12, 2015.
At its meeting of January 26, 2015, Council approved a bylaw change. Click below to learn more.
It's not too late for an Equity member to make an RRSP contribution for deductions from their 2014 income tax. Voluntary RRSP contributions must be postmarked on or before March 2, 2015.
Cheques must be payable to London Life Insurance Company and mailed to: Group Retirement Services, 330 University Ave., Toronto, ON M5G 1R8.
Please ensure that your name and certificate number are clearly marked on the front of the cheque. Questions regarding voluntary RRSP contributions may be directed to Colleen Didur, Membership Administrator, by email to email@example.com
or by phone at 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto).
Equity basic membership dues of $90.00 were invoiced on NOVEMBER 1, 2014. The three-month grace period following this billing ended JANUARY 31. A $10.00 overdue fee applies to any outstanding basic dues amount on or after February 1, 2015.
The national Safe Workplaces survey has now concluded. A report to membership will be released this Spring. Thank you to all who participated.
EQ Winter 2015: Discover why audiences and artists alike love festivals as we explore the appeal of festivals such as the Fringe - and ask whether it's becoming the new development ground for original Canadian works. Also in this issue, learn how the Royal Winnipeg Ballet used dance to tell the story of the Indian Residential Schools, and find out why it's important to participate in the upcoming Membership Demography Survey even if you don't consider yourself to be part of a diverse group.
The Canadian Theatre agreement is set to expire June 28, 2015. Negotiations between Equity and PACT begin February 2015. Voting on the negotiated changes will commence as soon as possible after the conclusion of negotiations.
Life and Regular Equity members, in good standing and who were engaged under the CTA or another theatre agreement or policy *NEW*
(Artists' Collective Policy and Festival Policy excepted) since June 29, 2009, will be automatically enumerated to vote.
Life and Regular Equity members, in good standing but who are not eligible for automatic enumeration, may now register to vote
on the CTA ratification. Register for CTA ratification voting here
Equity members are encouraged to contribute to the development, negotiation, review and revision of agreements and policies.
If you have read my previous post on RRSPs, you will know that returns on our funds are right up there with others available in our industry. However, it doesn't matter in the least how good the returns are, if you don't follow these two weird tips for success in retirement investing...