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…

  • Changes Coming to Equity's Insurance Plan

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    Recently, Chubb advised Equity that they intend to terminate our members' insurance plan at the end of this year. We understand that the bespoke nature of our plan makes it too labour intensive for them, at any price. Executive Director Arden R. Ryshpan and Director of Finance Marion (Maz) Magoris, with the assistance of our plan broker, were quick to start the process of negotiating with other companies to maintain coverage. more...

  • Councillor Nominations are Now Closed

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    Councillor nominations are now closed. Equity will begin voting for a new Council on November 9. Find out who is nominated in your regionmore...

  • Council Connect - October 2021

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    Equity Council President Scott Bellis and 2nd VP Ryan G. Hinds provide an association update on the upcoming National Annual General Meeting, the Council Election and more. 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 2) to reflect changes to our work landscape in Canada. The Guidelines & Protocols are in effect as of October 8, replacing version 1. more...

  • September 30, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

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    Despite Equity's usual practice of refraining from commentary on issues outside the jurisdiction of the Association, on behalf of our members, we want to acknowledge September 30, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. As an Association, Equity stands alongside our fellow Canadians as we pause to recognize and reflect upon the legacy of colonialism and residential schools in Canada and the continuing impact they have on the communities that they affected. more…

  • Equity Announces Senior Staffing Changes

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    Equity is pleased to announce changes to Equity's senior staff team. With the departure of Steven Sparling for a new position overseas, Equity conducted a review of the Association's needs while reconfiguring and reimagining the Associate Executive Director role as Projects Director. 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…


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