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2017 BC Provincial Election - Stay Informed!
british columbia Equity is actively following the BC election and will be providing arts and culture coverage, election resources, media coverage and links to the party platforms.

OPT IN to stay informed with periodic election updates, arts and culture media coverage, election resources, and links to the parties and their election platforms, from Equity.
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.

BC Election Survey Response
british columbia Equity wishes to thank all who took part in the survey, which garnered 127 responses from throughout BC. For information on the survey results read our FAQ Sheet.

2017 Federal Budget
british columbia The Liberal government released its 2017 budget on March 23. Read more about the key arts and culture highlights from the 2017 budget here.

2017 BC Provincial Election - Member Survey
british columbia A survey invitation was sent to Equity members in good standing living in the province of British Columbia. If you have any questions about the survey, or if you are a BC member and did not receive the survey, please contact

Not in OUR Space! Campaign Launches
Equity launched its innovative Not in OUR Space! campaign at last evening's National Annual General Meeting in Toronto.

National AGM Videos Online
Video presentations of the Council President's Report (delivered by Allan Teichman) and the Executive Director's Report (delivered by Arden R. Ryshpan) to the Equity membership are now available.
Equity's National AGM held February 27
Written reports by Council President Allan Teichman and Executive Director Arden R. Ryshpan, and the ratified 2015-2016 Financial Statement, are now available. Video footage of the National AGM presentations will be available soon.
2017-2020 Alberta Ballet Agreement Now Ratified
Recently negotiated changes to the 2017-2020 Alberta Ballet Agreement (ABA) with the Alberta Ballet were ratified in a mail-in vote (only) concluded February 20, 2017.
EQ Feature: Your Personal Safety Checklist
EQ Winter 2017 focuses on safety in a live performance work environment. Read the online version of Your Personal Safety Checklist and learn how to stay safe on stage.

Pay Your Basic Membership Dues Online
As of FEBRUARY 1, a $10.00 overdue fee applies to any outstanding basic dues amount. Payment of basic dues can be made by logging in to EQUITYONLINE to make an online dues payment.

LGBA Fee Increases Ratified
Bargaining for minimum fees and the overtime rate (only) for the last two seasons of the Les Grands Ballets Canadiens Agreement (LGBA) with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal successfully concluded on January 25, 2017.
Winter 2017 EQ Online
Keeping healthy and safe in live performance is both an obligation on the part of your engager - and a responsibility on your part. In this issue of EQ you'll learn what you should expect from your engager, and what you can do to stay safe. You'll also hear personal tales of how Equity members have stayed safe on stage. Plus, find out how to make your RRSPs work for you, and uncover more illuminating results from The Equity Census.
DANCEEQUITY Campaign Gearing Up For Official Launch In Spring 2017!
Dance is a vital form of the performing arts. Equity has served dancers for decades and we are now expanding our support for independent dancers' professional practice.

Equity is gearing up for 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.

More announcements will be coming soon! Questions? Contact:
Agreement Negotiations & Engagement Policy Review in 2017
A list of Equity's agreement negotiations and engagement policies taking place in 2017 is now available. Equity members are encouraged to send their suggestions for changes or improvement by the deadlines indicated in the PDF link below
Council Connection Blog
Council Connection is an ongoing journal of the doings and decisions of the board of the Canadian Actors' Equity Association.

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