Equity and PACT are committed to the pursuit of safe and respectful workspaces by promoting zero tolerance for bullying and harassment. We are working together, dedicating energy to cultivating and supporting the community in creating harassment-free theatre environments across Canada.
On the first day of rehearsal, PACT member theatres will jointly present an anti-harassment statement, called the First Day Talk program in conjunction with an Equity representative.
Equity, PACT and the theatres will each offer ways to support artists and theatres when there is a question about harassment in the workspace or when steps need to be taken to resolve an issue. Equity will provide materials (brochures, bookmarks and posters) for distribution and display to support the theatres and their members.
PACT will provide additional resources in the form of policy templates, information on provincial and federal legislative expectations, documentation needs, and training for theatres and their staff.