Equity's first ever Council Connect video

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    June 30, 2022 - Equity is pleased to share our first-ever Council Connect video. This is our new way of sharing important news on issues that matter to you! A copy of the Council Connect script is available here for those with accessibility needs.

    View the full video here. 

  • In Memoriam

  • June 17, 2022 - Remembering those who inspired us, guided us, and touched our lives has long been an honoured tradition at Equity. Among the many ways the pandemic has impacted our Association over the past couple of years, has been our struggle to recognize and celebrate the lives of members we have lost – profoundly more imperative at a time when we have lost so many.

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  • National Ballet of Canada Agreement Ratified

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    June 15, 2022 - Equity is pleased to announce the ratification of the National Ballet of Canada Agreement (NBCA) that will take effect on July 1, 2022 and remain in place until June 30, 2023.

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  • Support Equity and Your Fellow Members

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    June 7, 2022 - Many of Equity’s initiatives rely on the volunteer contributions of members just like you! Are you interested in volunteering for an Equity initiative?

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  • Stratford Addendum Ratified

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    June 10, 2022 - Equity is proud to announce the successful ratification of the Stratford Addendum to the Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA) that will take effect immediately and remain in place until November 30, 2024.

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  • Equity Announces Updated Service Standards Policy and Feedback Form

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    June 9, 2022 - Equity is proud to announce the release of an updated Service Standards Policy, detailing Equity’s continuing commitment to deliver optimum service to members and others who interact with the Association. In addition, a new, easy to use, online submission form is now available for members to provide instant feedback on their experience with Equity.

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  • Les Grands Ballets Agreement Ratified

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    June 7, 2022 - Equity is pleased to announce the ratification of the Les Grands Ballets Agreement (LGBA). Eligible members of Equity voted 100% in support of the proposed changes with a voting return rate of 48.9%.

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  • Equity and Coalition Partners Support Artists’ Bill

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    May 9, 2022 - Equity and its partners in the Creative Industries Coalition have expressed support for Bill S-208, Declaration on the Essential Role of Artists and Creative Expression in Canada, presented by The Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey...

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  • $50 Million in Direct Funding for Artists in the Live Performing Arts Sector

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    May 3, 2022 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Pablo Rodriguez, announced that the Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund will provide more than $50 million in direct funding to independent, self-employed workers in the live performing arts sector who are experiencing financial hardship.

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  • Updates to Fee Calculators and Rate Sheets for Insurance Premiums

  • April 27, 2022 - Equity's fee calculators will be updated as of May 2, 2022 to reflect the new insurance premium rates. A revised rate sheet is available here.

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  • Council Focus Survey Results

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    April 26, 2022 -  Equity is pleased to share the results of the 2021 Council Focus Survey. Run in conjunction with the 2021 Equity Council Elections, 954 members provided well over 2000 individual answers to the survey’s nine questions – a remarkable response by the membership.

    Examining the priorities and ideas presented in the survey will help the Equity leadership and staff in determining the Association’s objectives over the next three years in a number of areas, including bargaining, advocacy, member education, and Council Committee work.  Read more... 

  • Equity Staffing Update

  • While Equity’s staff is still not at the full complement it was at before the pandemic, we are pleased to announce a return to full-time hours for everyone on the Association’s staff. more...

  • Equity Announces Updated Respectful Workplace Policy

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    March 10, 2022 - Equity is proud to announce the release of a new Respectful Workplace Policy (RWP), affirming the Association’s resolute commitment to ensuring safe and respectful workplaces for members and anyone working under Equity’s contracts.

    The RWP details the support measures, means of assistance, and resources provided by Equity in its efforts to prevent inappropriate behaviour in the workplace, respond promptly in the case of an incident, and empower artists to speak up on their behalf and on behalf of others without reprisal.  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.

  • Equity Stands in Solidarity with Cultural Workers Union of Ukraine

  • Equity stands in solidarity with our colleagues and friends in the Cultural Workers Union in support of the people of Ukraine. Read our letter of support. more...

  • Equity Updates its COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines & Protocols

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    The health and safety of Equity members continues to be a paramount priority of Equity. As such, we have updated our COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines & Protocols (version 3) to reflect changes to our work landscape in Canada. The Guidelines & Protocols are in effect immediately, replacing version 2. more...

  • New insurance Plan for Equity Members

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    Equity is pleased to announce a new interim benefits plan has been negotiated with Crawford & Company, in effect January 1, 2022 until December 31, 2022.

    The interim plan will ensure members are provided with uninterrupted coverage for the next year while offering the Association an opportunity to explore options for a long-term solution that best suits the needs of our membership.  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…