Save the Date - 2021 National NAGM - October 18

  • All Equity members in good standing are invited to attend. Registration is now open (member login required). For the last 18 months our world has been shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that we're tentatively entering a new phase of re-opening questions about how to safely return back to work are top of mind. You may also have questions about the Association's finances, what Equity is doing to continue its advocacy and support of members, and the upcoming Council elections. This is a great opportunity to tune in, catch up, ask questions, and interact live with Councillors, Equity staff and colleagues.  more…

  • Equity Council Nominations Are Now Open

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    Equity needs committed and inspiring guidance for the next three years as our industry and the Association reshapes and renews. Regional Recruitment Committees are seeking out motivated strong candidates in every geographic and discipline-based region. Find out how to run for Council or nominate a member here.

  • 2021-2022 VOA Ratified by Membership

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    Proposed changes for the 2021-2022 Vancouver Opera Agreement (VOA) between Equity and the Vancouver Opera were ratified today by the eligible Equity membership. Members voted 100% in support of the proposed changes. A total of 115 voters were eligible to vote and 40 Equity members cast a ballot. The voting return rate was 34.8%. more....

  • 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…

  • Share Your Opinions on Gig Workers and EI Benefits

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    COVID has highlighted to the government the precarity of gig workers and the self-employed without access to the EI system. In Budget 2021 they committed $5 million to consult with Canadians over two years about desirable reforms to the EI program. To understand Canadian's needs, they have launched a survey and they are seeking input from the self-employed.  more…

  • Equity's Physical Western Office is Closing May 31

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    As has previously been announced, after careful consideration and as part of necessary cutbacks related to a drop in revenue resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the bricks and mortar Equity's Western Office is closing as of May 31, 2021. The virtual Western Office remains fully operational.  more…