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Canadian creative industry stakeholders galvanize to end sexual harassment
On November 23, representatives of the Canadian creative industry gathered to collaborate on an industry-wide response to sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying, and violence. Read the full public statement at the following link.
The Equity Census Final Report Released
The final report on The Equity Census is now available. A Census Executive Summary is also available to read or download.
Equity Statement on Respectful Workspaces
Executive Director Arden R. Rysphpan has released a statement regarding respectful workspaces, and Equity's Not in OUR Space! campaign. Read the statement here.

New Council President and Secretary-Treasurer
At its meeting of October 29, 2017, Secretary-Treasurer Scott Bellis (Councillor for BC & the Yukon) was appointed Council President and Diane Speirs (Councillor for Western Opera) was appointed to the vacant position of Secretary-Treasurer.
Pay Your Basic Membership Dues Online
Equity basic membership dues of $90.00 were invoiced on May 1, 2017. Payment of basic dues can be made by logging in to EQUITYONLINE to make an online dues payment.

Equity Attends FIA Executive Meeting in Croatia
Executive Director Arden R. Ryshpan and First Vice-President Stephen Erickson are representing Equity at the 2017 FIA (International Federation of Actors) Executive Meeting. Arden's report to the FIA North America working group (including other visiting English language affiliates) is now posted here.
Allan Teichman Resigns as Council President
At its meeting of September 25, 2017 Equity's national Council accepted Allan Teichman's resignation as Council President. Allan has served as Council President for a record three plus terms encompassing 11 years of tireless and exceptional work.
Creative Canada Policy Framework
Titled Creative Canada, this strategy provides a new vision and approach to creative industries and to growing the creative economy by the Government of Canada. It has received mixed reviews.
Not in OUR Space! Campaign Launches Nationwide
Launching in Fall 2017, Not in OUR Space! is a multi-faceted and comprehensive anti-harassment campaign developed by Equity with PACT as a founding partner. Both organizations are seeking to ensure healthy working conditions for professional artists working in live performance spaces across the country.

Introducing The OPEN
This new short duration and multi-engagement dance policy, is now available for use by Equity members. It is designed to support the engagement of dance artists working in a diverse range of practices for short-duration performances and activities. The OPEN offers flexibility, rehearsal, break and performance day limits and other artist protections.
Equity has also launched a Dancer Rights Awareness Campaign including a new website dedicated to dance engagements, a new policy for the engagement of independent dancers including urban and commercial dancers, and revised membership requirements
Summer 2017 EQ Online
Not In OUR Space! Live performance artists work in shared spaces where their actions affect those around them. EQ explores what happens when inappropriate or damaging behaviour occurs on stages and in rehearsal areas. Dance Equity Campaign to Launch to Launch Summer 2017 - Read how Equity is reaching out to independent dancers to ensure they are protected and compensated fairly.

Chubb Insurance Now Accepts Claims by Email
british columbia Equity is pleased to announce a new member service intended to speed up insurance claim response times. Beginning April 21, Equity's insurance provider will accept member claim submissions by email.

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