Equity's Support and Advocacy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    PHYSICAL OFFICES CLOSED: To protect our staff and responding to provincial statutes, Equity's two 'physical' offices are closed until further notice. Equity staff is working remotely to provide essential service. (learn more)

    RESOURCE PAGE: Equity has created a list of organizations, activities, and links that are aimed at assisting artsworkers in live performance. An archive of Equity's own updates and activities are available on this page as well. Finally, please check the news page for the most recent updates.

  • Basic Dues Billing Delayed Beyond August 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 on August 1.  more…

  • 75,000 Canadian Artists Unite: It’s Time for a Basic Income

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    Artists, writers, technicians and performers are calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to create a permanent basic income guarantee. The pandemic's wrath on lives has been swift. Millions are still out of work, venues shuttered, and livelihoods lost. In this new precarious reality, poverty can become a reality for all of us, abruptly, without warning.  more…
  • CTA Negotiations to 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…
  • Bylaw Update - June 2020

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    At its meeting of June 30, 2020, Council made an amendment to bylaws adopting an extension to the Special Resolution setting aside the filing deadline for complaints involving workplace violence, discrimination, harassment or reprisal, as defined in the Association’s Respectful Workspace Policy. A new two-year period begins July 6, 2020.  more…

  • LifeWorks Launched

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    Equity has lauched LifeWorks – the new self-directed platform from HR specialists Morneau Shepell that Equity is making available for members in good standing offering confidential support for your life, health, family, work and money.  more…