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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Money Matters: Online Member Information Meeting

Time:             2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Location     Zoom Webinar
Description:  Join Council President Scott Bellis and Executive Director Arden R. Ryshpan at Equity’s seventh online video meeting about financial matters. More information and video link HERE.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Special Council Meeting

Equity's Council has convened an emergency meeting for this Tuesday June 9, 2020.

Time: 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Location:      Meeting by Teleconference


Council has been listening to the personal stories of members, both away from and #inthedressingroom. We recognize an urgent need to discuss the current state of our community in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement and commit to any actions we might take as an organization to respond to the needs of our membership. 

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Arden R. Ryshpan Appears at Federal Standing Committee on Finance

Time:             Approximately 5:00 p.m. ET (recommend opening viewing browser at 4:45 p.m.)
Location     Using ParlVU:

Executive Director Arden R. Ryshpan and John Morgan Lewis, International Vice-President and Director of Canadian Affairs for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), have been invited to speak before the federal Standing Committee on Finance about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Equity, IATSE and our live performance colleagues in the arts and culture sector.

Note: Video feed is available in both English and French; ASL is not provided but closed captioning is available.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Stage Management Committee

Time:             8:00 p.m. (ET)
Location     Teleconference

Questions or comments for the Committee may be sent to Erika Morey, Liaison to Council (

Monday, June 29, 2020

Staying Warm - A Guide to Allyship in Action

Time:             4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (ET)
Location     Online Zoom Webinar
Description:  Equity’s national Council invites Equity members to attend a Council education session entitled Staying Warm - A Guide to Allyship in Action. More information HERE.

Council Meeting (Videoconference)

Time: All Day
Location:      Toronto
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Manitoba and Nunavut Equity Gathering (Online)

Location:  Online Zoom Meeting
Time:  5:00 to 6:30 p.m. CT
Description:  Join Councillors Donna Fletcher (Manitoba & Nunavut) and Melissa Novecosky (Stage Management) to find out what’s going on at Equity, ask questions, raise concerns and visit with fellow members of our community. Contact Donna Fletcher at with any questions you would like addressed. (Invitation sent via email).

Council Meeting (Videoconference)

Time: All Day
Location:      Toronto