Equity Launches Member Orientation Session

  • MosMay 12, 2023 - Equity is excited to announce the launch of its new Member Orientation Session. The two-hour course is meant to provide participants with an understanding of Equity’s core responsibilities, an overview of how collective agreements work, a summary of their benefits, and an awareness of their rights and responsibilities as members of the Association. 

    Members can register to attend an upcoming Member Orientation Session by clicking here. Read more...

  • Nominate someone for the 2024 Equity Honours!

  • Honours 2023May 4, 2023 - We are ecstatic to announce that the nomination period for the 2024 Equity Honours is now open! The Equity Honours recognize the outstanding contributions of members and other industry professionals to our industry, our Association, and our craft. 

    Visit www.caea.com to submit a nomination and learn more about the awards categories and click here to watch the 2022 Honours Awards presentation.

  • Telephone Maintenance and Planned Outages

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    May 26, 2023 - Equity's telephone system will be offline from Friday, May 26 at 6:00 pm EST until Sunday May 28 at 6:00 pm EST for scheduled maintenance of our systems. In the case of an emergency, please email info@caea.com or contact the HAVEN Helpline at 1-855-201-7823. Sorry for the inconvenience!

  • Royal Winnipeg Ballet Agreement Ratified

  • rwbaMay 18, 2023 - Equity is pleased to announce the ratification of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Agreement (RWBA). The ratified terms of the RWBA will take effect July 1, 2023 and will remain in place until June 30, 2026.

    The changes demonstrate significant improvements in the areas of fees, working conditions, and inclusive language. An updated version of the agreement will be available shortly.

  • Equity Applauds the AFC and Canadian Heritage for their Resilience Fund Support

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    May 15, 2023 - With the Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund (CPAWRF) having wrapped up at the end of March, reporting has begun on the programs funded through CPAWRF and their impact on live performance artists across the country.

    Equity would like to applaud the AFC and Canadian Heritage for their generous support through this program that ultimately delivered $4.2 million over the past six months in direct financial assistance to 1917 Equity members who applied to the program. Read more...

  • Equity Welcomes Cassandre Mentor to Council

  • cassandreMay 2, 2023 - Equity is pleased to announce the appointment of Cassandre Mentor to Equity Council, as a representative of the Eastern Ontario and Outaouais region. Cassandre is an Ottawa based performer and graduate of Concordia University's Theatre Performance program. An Equity member since 2013, she has worked on stages and screens in Ontario and Quebec.

    Please join us in welcoming Cassandre to Equity Council and feel free to reach out to her at cassandrem@caea.comRead more...

  • Equity Supports U.S. Actors' Equity Association in Negotiations with The Broadway League

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    April 11, 2023 - Canadian Actors' Equity Association (CAEA) wishes to resolutely and unequivocally state our support of Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and its members in their negotiation of a consolidated touring agreement with the Broadway League.

    Artists working on tour deserve fair terms and conditions that reflect the ever-increasing costs of being on the road as well as protection from discrimination and harassment, and we hope that these negotiations can be resolved amicably so that audiences will be able to continue to enjoy the exceptional talent that comes to perform in their region. Read more...

  • Equity Announces The Member Guide to Respectful Workplace

  • rwgMarch 1, 2023 - Equity is proud to announce the release of The Member Guide to Respectful Workplaces, a comprehensive and accessible introduction to all of the resources available through Equity for fostering safe and respectful workplaces – making it easier for artists to understand their rights and where to go for support. 

    Developed by Equity Council’s Safe and Respectful Task Force, the Guide details responsibilities, preventive measures, resolutions and resources to help inform, empower, and support artists, and encourage a workplace free from harm and all forms of inappropriate behaviour. Read more...

  • Equity Office Reopens to Public by Appointment

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    January 12, 2023 - In our continuing efforts to balance member services with suitable safety measures, Equity’s National office has reopened to the public, by appointment only.

    As the elevators to the Equity office remain locked, you will need to schedule your visit to the Equity office in advance by email. Please visit the Contact Us section of our website for the list of staff emails. Read more...

  • Equity Members’ Insurance Plan with Crawford Extended for One Year

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    December 15, 2022 - With the new year not far off, Equity has decided to extend the current members’ insurance plan with Crawford & Company for one additional year. This means that members will experience no change in their insurance coverage in 2023.

    Information on the Crawford & Company plan is available on Equity’s website here. We encourage members to check out the video recording of the Insurance Town Hall to see what was discussed and learn more about your insurance as well as other options available to you. Read more...

  • Updated COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines & Protocols Now Available

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    December 6, 2022 - While the worst of the pandemic appears to have passed, it is important to acknowledge that COVID-19 will continue to be present in our communities for the foreseeable future. As such, we are pleased to share an updated version of our COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines & Protocols.

    For any questions about the workplace application of these protocols, email an Equity Business Representative at busrep@caea.comRead more...

  • 2022 Equity Honours Video Presentation Now Available

  • EDIB WorkshopDecember 2, 2022 - Join us in congratulating the recipients of the 2022 Honours Awards with a special video presentation!

    For nearly 50 years, the Equity Honours have recognized members and other industry professionals, acknowledging their outstanding contributions to our industry, our Association, and our craft. While we can’t be together in-person to celebrate these wonderful artists, we are ecstatic to be able to celebrate them, nonetheless. Read more...

  • Equity's Agreement Negotiations & Engagement Policies Under Review in 2023

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    November 22, 2022 - Following a very busy year of bargaining that included the renegotiation of six agreements and updating of the Dance, Opera, Theatre Policy, the negotiation schedule for 2023 is already shaping up. 

    Equity members who have worked under an agreement or policy listed below are encouraged to contribute to the negotiation or review process. Your experience working under these agreements is invaluable to the negotiation process in determining what advancements are needed. Read more...

  • Equity Contracts Reminder

  • July 28, 2022 - A friendly reminder to all Equity members and industry partners that Equity’s contracts were designed to be filled and signed using the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, available here for download. Read more here.

  • Member Discounts Through Union Savings

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    Who doesn't like paying less?! Equity is very happy to announce a newly updated Members' Advantage Program partnership with Union Savings. As a member of Equity, you and your family can enjoy exclusive discounts on a wide range of products and services through Union Savings, including Auto, Electronics, Entertainment, Fashion, Financial, Home, Insurance, Travel, Wellness, and more! Members can register here.

  • Equity's Position on COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements in the Workplace

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    Since COVID-19 vaccines became available, Equity's position has been and remains that all members should be vaccinated to ensure that the live performance industry returns to stability, except for those who have a verifiable medication condition or religious exemption based on a prohibited ground in human rights legislation.  more…