The Throne Speech - Ongoing Government Support for Our Sector and Members

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    Today the Governor General Her Excellency The Right Honourable Julie Payette read the Liberal Government’s Speech from the Throne. Their plan is based on four foundations.  more…

  • Take the Rosa Survey: The Change You Want to See

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    Equity is happy to be an industry partner with Rosa in their cross-sector survey of workplace sexual harassment in the Canadian performing arts, film, and television industry.  more…

  • Save the Date for Equity's National AGM: October 26, 2020

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    On October 26, 2020 Equity will be holding the 2020 National AGM via Zoom webinar. Streaming link and login instructions will be available very soon.  more…

  • 2020-2024 CTA Negotiations Near Conclusion

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    Bargaining for the 2020-2024 Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA) between Equity and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) has been completed, pending final agreement on the proper implementation of provincial ESA regulations for Stage Managers.   more…

  • Equity Launch of COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines & Protocols

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    Equity is proud to release its comprehensive COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines & Protocols, which will be in effect from Monday, September 21 across Equity’s jurisdiction.  more…

  • Advocacy Update

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    Equity continues to be active on the advocacy front. We want to take a moment to update members on some of Equity's activities of late on behalf of our membership and industry.  more…

  • HAVEN Helpline Launches Today

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    Equity is pleased to launch the HAVEN Helpline today! The Harassment and Violence Emergency Network (HAVEN) Helpline is a bilingual 24/7 reporting line for any Artist working under an Equity contract to report abuse of power, bullying, discrimination (including, but not limited to, acts of ableism, ageism, racism, or sexism), harassment or sexual harassment, reprisal, or violence caused by a member of Equity while working under Equity agreements and engagement policies.  more…

  • COVID-19 Return to Work Protocols

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    Equity is in the final stages of preparing a preliminary COVID-19 return to work document with protocols for Engagers. Currently, Equity is requiring an Engager to submit a COVID-19 health plan to Equity for review as part of the contracting process.  more…

  • Basic Dues Billing Delayed Beyond October 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 in September or October 2020. A basic dues billing will continue to be delayed until at least November 1.  more…

  • CTA Negotiations 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…


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