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Canadian Actors' Equity Association
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2021 Equity offices holiday closure
Please be advised, Equity's offices will be closed from Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. local time (Toronto and Vancouver), re-opening Monday, January 10, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. local time.

"While production is thankfully beginning to pick up and I am excited to see a good number of holiday shows on the calendar, the industry still hasn’t fully bounced back yet. After another year of diligently working to negotiate and administer our agreements and deliver timely information to the members – all while working reduced hours – this quiet period is the perfect opportunity to take a break that will allow us to return in 2022 with a renewed vigor. There’s a lot on the horizon for Equity in the new year!

On behalf of Equity staff, we sincerely wish all members a safe and happy holiday season, and we look forward to what 2022 has to bring."

Arden R. Ryshpan
Executive Director

Productions and Contracts
Engagers are strongly encouraged to send notification regarding production(s) scheduled to commence between now and January 17, 2022 to the applicable Business Representative as soon as possible and no later than December 9, 2021.

Emergency Contact and Support
Emergency support will remain available over the holidays. After-hours emergencies, defined as a health and safety situations in the workplace or non-payment of contractual fees, may be reported by calling the National Office at 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto) and following the 'In case of an emergency' prompts. Your call will be responded to as soon as possible.

Website Maintenance and Planned Outages
Over the holidays, Equity's website will undergo server and security updates, requiring scheduled intermittent website outages during the holiday closure period. We apologize for any inconvenience.

In the new year, Equity's offices will resume 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (remote) business hours, Monday to Thursday. The offices will remain closed each Friday until further notice.

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