Register to Attend the 2023 National Annual General Meeting

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    September 13, 2023 - A lot has changed over the past year. We invite you to join us for this year’s National Annual General Meeting (NAGM) to find out what your Association and its Council have been working on – bargaining, advocacy, finances, committees, and more! 

    Register here. You must be an Equity member in good standing to attend.

  • Equity Launches Member Orientation Session

  • MosEquity 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 2023We 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 to submit a nomination and learn more about the awards categories and click here to watch the 2022 Honours Awards presentation.

  • Equity Launches New D•O•T (Dance•Opera•Theatre) Policy Application Form

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    September 22, 2023 - Equity is pleased to announce a new Dance•Opera•Theatre (DOT) Policy application form. The DOT is Equity’s multidisciplinary engagement Policy under which a member of Equity is able to participate in Dance, Opera and Theatre productions produced by engagers that are not regularly adhered to one of Equity’s negotiated scale agreements.

    Click here to access the DOT Policy. The new DOT Policy Application Form is available here.

  • Check Out Equity's latest Council Connect Video!

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    September 11, 2023 - Check out Equity's latest Council Connect video featuring Council 2nd Vice-President Omar Alex Khan, for important news on news on issues that matter to you! Whether it's the National Annual General Meeting, the upcoming CTA negotiations, an Equity webinar with CanadaLife or the Equity Honours, this is a Council Connect you don't want to miss!

    A copy of the Council Connect script is available here for those with accessibility needs

  • Equity Launches Senior Artist Program

  • sapSeptember 11, 2023 - Equity is pleased to announce the launch of a new policy, the Senior Artist Program. Designed to address some of the concerns and challenges that many senior artists face as they continue to pursue their work on stage, the Senior Artist Program offers additional contractual flexibility, making it easier to continue working at their craft.

    The Senior Artist Program is available here and the Senior Artist Program FAQ is available here. Read more...

  • Notice of Bylaw Update – August 2023

  • EquitySeptember 8, 2023 - At its online meeting on August 28, 2023, Equity Council amended Bylaws 22 and 28. The amendments are a follow-up to changes made to the joining provisions last year. 

    Equity's Council encourages all members to be familiar with the rules that govern membership in our Association. For copies of Equity's Constitution and Bylaws, please visit or email for assistance. Read more...

  • National Ballet of Canada Agreement Now Available

  • nbcaAugust 29, 2023 - Equity is pleased to announce that the 2023-2026 National Ballet of Canada Agreement (NBCA) is now available for download here.

    The revised terms and conditions, in effect since July 1, 2023, demonstrate significant improvements in the areas of fees, working conditions, insurance coverage, and inclusive language. Read more...

  • 2023 Equity Member Employment Graphics

  • meg 2023August 17, 2023 - With our industry having undergone so much change over the past few years, it’s more important than ever to understand where members’ work opportunities come from.

    Visit this page to view snapshots of Equity contracts and member earnings under dance, opera, and theatre agreements, as well as provincial breakdowns of percentage increases in all Equity contracts and earnings under Equity agreements. Read more...

  • CultureBrew.Art Joins Equity's Members' Advantage Program

  • cbaAugust 2, 2023 - Equity is thrilled to announce that CultureBrew.Art (CBA) has joined Equity’s Members’ Advantage Program. Indigenous and racialized Equity members can now get access to a promotional code which waives the $25 annual membership fee for one year!

    CBA is a digital platform featuring a Canada-wide searchable database of BIPOC artists – actors, dancers, opera singers, directors, choreographers, fight directors, intimacy directors, stage managers, and more! Check out the video testimonials from Stratford Festival, Western Canada Theatre, and fellow Equity members hereRead more...

  • Equity Welcomes New Heritage Minister

  • heritageJuly 26, 2023 - Canadian Actors' Equity Association welcomes the Honourable Pascale St-Onge to her new role as Minister of Canadian Heritage, responding to many of the critical issues that have a profound impact on the working lives of Canadians engaged in live performance.

    A former musician, Minister St-Onge succeeds the Honorable Pablo Rodríguez after having served as Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec since December 2021. Read more...

  • Equity Supports SAG-AFTRA Members Following Strike Announcement

  • EquityJuly 14, 2023 - Following weeks of negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) announced that its 160,000 members have voted to go on strike. The strike began at midnight on Thursday, July 13, with actors joining the picket line on Friday, July 14. Read more...

  • Equity Announces The Member Guide to Creating a Community Agreement

  • cagJune 27, 2023 - Equity is proud to announce the release of The Member Guide to Creating a Community Agreement, a helpful guide to support artists in creating a safe and respectful workplace for everyone. Developed by Equity Council’s Safe and Respectful Task Force, using many of the principles introduced by ARCS (The Authentic and Radically Curious Support), the Guide details a process for establishing shared values for your community agreement, questions to consider, how to share and maintain your agreement, and other valuable resources you may want to consider. Read more...

  • 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 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...

  • 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.