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Winter 2016 EQ Online
In this issue of EQ we explore the allure of repertory theatre. Although this type of theatre company used to be popular in Canada, it is now relatively rare due to its high cost. Find out how new models are revitalizing its unique structure and creating new opportunities for Equity members. In this issue we also introduce the new Equity Council, debut a new feature that celebrates Equity Honours recipients, and flashback 50 years at Regina's Globe Theatre.

Actors' Fund Of Canada Rebrands as The AFC
As of February 1, 2016 the organization previously known as the Actors' Fund of Canada will simply be called The AFC.


Basic Dues Deadline is January 31
Avoid the $10 overdue fee!
Equity basic membership dues of $90.00 were invoiced on November 1, 2015. The three-month grace period following this billing will end January 31. As of February 1, a $10.00 overdue fee will apply to any outstanding basic dues amount. Click here to make an online dues payment.

Council Connection Blog | Update on Council Focus Survey
The Council Connection blog has an update on the Council Focus Survey topics we looked at in January. See your survey submissions at work here.

The Equity Census garners media interest
Equity is encouraged that our members, engagers, the live performance industry, and the public are interested in examining practices relating to ALL forms of diversity. Click here for Global News coverage and video.

Announcing the new "DOT" Policy
The new DOT (Dance • Opera • Theatre) Policy combines the terms and conditions of the Guest Artist Policy, the Canadian Dance Policy, adds new conditions for small-scale opera engagements, and outlines how to engage Equity members at educational institutions.
2015-2018 ITA Now Available
A searchable, printable and downloadable version of the new 2015-2018 ITA is now available here. The new material terms of the ITA are in effect as of January 4, 2016.



Boosting the Arts and Culture Sector
Equity continues to advocate for the arts and culture sector by communicating the needs of our members to policy-makers at all levels of government. Most recently, Equity has presented two Ontario ministries with recommendations to strengthen the arts and culture sector. Click here to read more, and see below for the submissions in PDF format.

Meet the 2015-2018 Equity Council
The newly elected Councillors took office at the first meeting of Equity's incoming Council, November 29 to December 1, 2015 in Toronto. Contact information is now available here.

2015-2018 Stratford Addendum up for Ratification
The proposed amendments to the 2015-2018 Stratford Festival Addendum to the CTA are now subject to ratification by the affected Equity membership.

2015-2018 CTA Now Available
A searchable, printable and downloadable version of the new 2015-2018 CTA is now available here. The material terms of the 2015-2018 CTA are in effect from June 29, 2015 to June 24, 2018.

2015 Equity Council Focus Survey is Now closed
Council accepts Requests for Council Action on an ongoing basis.

Equity Releases Statement on New Federal Cabinet
The Swearing-In Ceremony of Canada's 23rd Prime Minister and Cabinet took place earlier today. Click here to continue reading.

2015-2018 ITA
In order to bring the ITA more into concordance with the Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA), the new 2015-2018 ITA will include basic material changes that will come into effect January 4, 2016.

New fees for the Independent Theatre Agreement (ITA) came into effect June 29, 2015. Please contact Equity for more information regarding anticipated changes for the 2016-2018 ITA.

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