Equity Council is currently surveying the membership regarding Equity's disciplinary process. On May 14, 1200 Equity members were randomly selected to participate in the survey. If you have received a survey invitation, Equity Council encourages you to take the time to respond before the survey closes on May 31.
Equity's CTA ratification process is now on hold indefinitely until Equity and PACT decide on a plan to go forward. Executive Director Arden R. Ryshpan will be speaking with PACT representatives on Monday, May 14. Please continue to check back on this website for updated information.
Equity has moved its biennial Honours Awards Reception to Monday, June 18, 2018
. Please join us on June 18 to congratulate this year's award recipients. RSVP here.
A new Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct
has been adopted to help prevent and respond to harassment including sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence.
Video footage and transcripts from Equity's National AGM (February 26, 2018 in Toronto) now available
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 and PACT jointly hosted a meeting of live performance sector stakeholders discussing practical and supportive anti-harassment strategies in workspaces.
What propels artists to perform alone on stage with only the audience as their scene partner? Equity members share the trials and tribulations of solo performances, as well as the process of bringing a one-person show to life.
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.
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.