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2015-2018 ITA
New fees for the Independent Theatre Agreement (ITA) came into effect June 29, 2015. 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.

Equity Election Nominations Now Open
Council is Equity’s board, chosen by the membership to govern the Association on their behalf. Councillors are elected from each geographical region, proportional to its member population, with special representatives for each of the dance, opera and stage management disciplines. Nominations close August 31.

2015-2018 CTA Ratified by Equity Membership
Recently negotiated changes to the 2015-2018 Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA) with the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) were ratified by the eligible Equity membership in an Internet and telephone vote which concluded on June 18, 2015.
Members voted 95.5% in support of the proposed changes.

Equity's statement on recent Vancouver Opera programming changes
Equity has received the same information from Vancouver Opera as did the public earlier today (June 16). We will work with representatives from Vancouver Opera to determine what effect the programming changes will have on the Equity membership. At this early date we don't know what the ramifications will be for the Equity members working at the Opera and it may take some time before we see the impact of the new festival model.

Performing Live, Acting Together
On June 4, 2015, for only the second time in its history, FIA affiliates gather for a four-day international conference solely dedicated to live performance issues. Read more about FIA's survey and status report on live performance.
Equity recently presented its Country Report at the FIA Live Performance Conference in Dublin. The report is available here.
The Equity CENSUS is now closed.
The Equity Census is closed as of 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 25. Thank you to all members who participated - contributing to a 55.3% response rate. A grand total of 3,126 Equity members took the CENSUS!

Pay Your Dues Online
Equity basic membership dues of $90.00 were invoiced on May 1, 2015. The three-month grace period following this billing ends JULY 31, 2015. A $10.00 overdue fee applies to any outstanding basic dues amount on or after August 1, 2015.

EQ Online - Spring 2015 Issue
Read all about The Equity Census – a ground-breaking demographic survey and how it will help Equity analyze the impact of age, culture and ethnicity, diverse ability and gender and sexual identity on members’ work opportunities and income.
Also in this issue – find out the results from the recent safe and respectful workplaces survey and how Equity is helping to make your work environment safer.

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