Equity Members Offered Waived Initiation Fee to Join ACTRA

  • Join ACTRAACTRA is presenting Equity members across the country with a one-time, 60-day opportunity to join ACTRA with a waived initiation fee, which would otherwise be $1125 through our reciprocal agreement. If you considered joining ACTRA in the past, but found the cost to be prohibitive, this is your chance to take advantage of their offer.

    Enrollment in this offer is available until August 2, 2024. For next steps and more information about becoming an ACTRA member, go to actra.ca/join.

  • 2024-2027 Canadian Theatre Agreement Ratified

  • Canadian Theatre Agreement Ratified Equity is pleased to share that the Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA) has been ratified. Thank you to all who voted!
    Eligible members of Equity voted 94.6% in support of the proposed changes with a voting return rate of 35.5%.
    The changes to this agreement demonstrate significant improvements in the areas of work-life balance for Stage Managers, inclusive language, and considerable increases to fees, particularly for directors and choreographers.

  • HAVEN Online Now Available

  • World Theatre Day March 27, 2024 - Equity is pleased to announce the launch of HAVEN Online, a resource hub and online reporting platform for incidents of inappropriate behaviour in the workplace. Artists working on an Equity contract can use the HAVEN Online form to share information confidentially or anonymously with the Association, and request follow-up assistance from an Equity Respectful Workplace Advisor, if needed.


  • Equity Launches Member Orientation Session

  • MosEquity is excited to announce the launch of its new Member Orientation Session. The two-hour course is meant to provide participants with an understanding of Equity’s core responsibilities, an overview of how collective agreements work, a summary of their benefits, and an awareness of their rights and responsibilities as members of the Association. 

    Members can register to attend an upcoming Member Orientation Session by clicking here. Read more...

  • Equity-PACT Launch New First Day Talk Statement

  • Small Scale Enagager Respectful Workplace Policy TemplateJuly 10, 2024  Equity and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) are pleased to announce the launch of a new First Day Talk statement, to be read at the start of rehearsals on all Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA) productions.

    Though the new First Day Talk is a joint initiative between Equity and PACT, the statement will be made available to all theatres for use on any productions under Equity’s collective agreements or engagement policies.

  • Equity Updates Respectful Workplace Policy Template for Engagers

  • Small Scale Enagager Respectful Workplace Policy TemplateJuly 8, 2024  Equity is pleased to introduce an updated Respectful Workplace Policy Template for Small-Scale Engagers, helping theatres fulfill their obligations under Equity’s collective agreements and engagement policies to have a respectful workplace policy in place that’s accessible to all workers.

    Developed by Equity Council's Respectful Workplace Task Force, the template is designed to be adapted by individual theatres so that they may provide artists and other theatre workers with a clear understanding of their rights and responsibilities regarding respect in the workplace, as well as the procedures for reporting and investigating allegations of unprofessional conduct and inappropriate behaviour.

  • Equity Emails Your Way

  • Starting in June, Equity’s subscription service – providing job notices, as well as news about the Association and our industry to 11,000 members and other arts workers across the country – will be moving to a new platform.

    To continue receiving Equity news and job notices, you will need to subscribe to our new service by May 31st. Click here to complete the subscription form, selecting the types of notices you want to receive. As of June 1st, we will only be sending out emails through the new platform – so don’t delay!