2020-2024 CTA Negotiations Near Conclusion

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    Bargaining for the 2020-2024 Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA) between Equity and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) has been completed, pending final agreement on the proper implementation of provincial ESA regulations for Stage Managers.   more…

  • Equity Launch of COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines & Protocols

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    Equity is proud to release its comprehensive COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines & Protocols, which will be in effect from Monday, September 21 across Equity’s jurisdiction.  more…

  • 2020-2021 VOA Successfully Ratified by Membership

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    Proposed changes for the recently negotiated 2020-2021 Vancouver Opera Agreement (VOA) between Equity and the Vancouver Opera were ratified by the eligible Equity membership. The vote concluded on Thursday, September 17, 2020.   more…

  • Bylaw Update - September 2020

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    Council has amended a Bylaw regarding notification of Equity's 2020 National Annual General Meeting (NAGM). New language has been added so that the Association has the option to provide the requisite 30 days advance notice of a NAGM by email instead of mailing a print copy.  more…

  • Advocacy Update

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    Equity continues to be active on the advocacy front. We want to take a moment to update members on some of Equity's activities of late on behalf of our membership and industry.  more…

  • HAVEN Helpline Launches Today

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    Equity is pleased to launch the HAVEN Helpline today! The Harassment and Violence Emergency Network (HAVEN) Helpline is a bilingual 24/7 reporting line for any Artist working under an Equity contract to report abuse of power, bullying, discrimination (including, but not limited to, acts of ableism, ageism, racism, or sexism), harassment or sexual harassment, reprisal, or violence caused by a member of Equity while working under Equity agreements and engagement policies.  more…

  • Bylaw Update - August 2020

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    At its meeting of August 24, 2020, Council amended a number of Bylaws in order to adopt a new Complaint and Disciplinary Process. Council feels confident that these Bylaw changes will support artists when they choose to speak out about inappropriate workplace issues, so that together we can put an end to abuse of power, bullying, discrimination, harassment, racism, sexual harassment, reprisal, and violence in our industry. more…

  • COVID-19 Return to Work Protocols

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    Equity is in the final stages of preparing a preliminary COVID-19 return to work document with protocols for Engagers. Currently, Equity is requiring an Engager to submit a COVID-19 health plan to Equity for review as part of the contracting process.  more…

  • Basic Dues Billing Delayed Beyond October 1

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    Due to the ongoing effect of COVID-19 on the live performance industry, Equity will not bill members for any basic owing dues in September or October 2020. A basic dues billing will continue to be delayed until at least November 1.  more…

  • CTA Negotiations Resume

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    Equity and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) have reached agreement on the format of negotiations and will resume bargaining for a new Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA) online via Zoom meetings.  more…


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