On July 31, 2018 from 4-5:00 p.m. (ET) we will be hosting a live, moderated conversation between Equity Councillor and 2nd Vice-President, Sedina Fiati and Respectful Workspace Advisor (RWA), Kristian Clarke.
Equity's Executive Director Arden R. Ryshpan and ACTRA Montreal President Simon Peacock have co-written a letter to Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
on July 6 regarding the production of SLĀV.
Nominations for the 2018 Equity Council elections are now open. Consider running for Council or nominating a colleague. For more information including online nomination forms and important dates, please visit the Equity Nominations page
Council approves bylaw amendments regarding the process of dealing with formal complaints against members.
A one-year rollover of the current Canadian Theatre Agreement with a financial increase, as negotiated between Equity and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, was ratified by the eligible Equity membership. Financial increases will be in effect Monday, June 25, 2018
to June 23, 2019.
Equity will roll over the Independent Theatre Agreement as of Monday, June 25, 2018
to June 23, 2019 with financial increases. Select changes will come into effect as of September 3, 2018. More information is available here
Photos and Video footage from Equity's Honours Awards Celebration are now available here
Spring is finally here - and this issue of EQ is dedicated to regrowth and renewal. You'll find a recap of the work Equity Council has been doing over the past three years, as well as a look ahead to the new directions Equity will be moving in to make working conditions and opportunities better for members. Also in this issue - an introduction into the emerging field of intimacy directing. This specialized field makes intimate scenes on stage not only better - but safer.
Not in OUR Space!
is a multi-faceted and comprehensive anti-harassment campaign developed by Equity.
Councillors and Equity members recently came together to share safe workspace ideas
Equity Council released a membership survey regarding Equity's disciplinary process between May 14 and May 31. During this time 1200 Equity members were randomly selected to participate in the survey.
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.
Video footage and transcripts from Equity's National AGM (February 26, 2018 in Toronto) now available
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.
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.