Calendar

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

New Year's Day - Statutory Holiday

Location:  National & Western Offices Closed
Description:  In the case of a workplace or health and safety emergency during the holiday period when Equity's offices are closed, please call the National Office 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto) and follow the "in case of emergency" instructions.
Thursday, January 2, 2020

Equity Offices Open

Time:            9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Local Time
Location:     National & Western Offices

Friday, January 3, 2020

Equity Offices Open

Time:            9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Local Time
Location:     National & Western Offices

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Stage Management Committee

Location Teleconference
Time 8:00 p.m.
Description:  Questions or comments for the Committee may be sent to Erika Morey, Liaison to Council (sectres@caea.com)
Learn more about the SM Committee
Saturday, January 18, 2020

Atlantic Members Meeting - Charlottetown PEI

Location 59 Dorchester Street
Time 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Description:  Atlantic councillor Karen Bassett invites members to ring in the New Year with some Equity cheer. Let's share food and drink, connect with your fellow artists, and talk about what matters to you for 2020!
Monday, January 27, 2020

Council Meeting

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

Atlantic Members Meeting - Fredericton NB

Location Maxwell's Restaurant and Bar - 659 Queen Street
Time 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Description:  Atlantic councillor Karen Bassett invites members to ring in the New Year with some Equity cheer. Let's share food and drink, connect with your fellow artists, and talk about what matters to you for 2020!
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Equity Ontario Members Meeting

Location:  Creed's Coffee Bar, 390 Dupont St, Toronto, ON
Description:  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Catch up with your Ontario Councillors! Raise a concern or ask a question. Updates on CTA negotiations, Not in OUR Space!, and much more. All members and apprentices in good standing are welcome! Bring your membership card. Email ontariocouncillors@caea.com with any suggestions or questions.
Friday, February 14, 2020

Western Office Closing Early (PT)

Time:            3:00 p.m.
Location:      Western Office Closing Early 
Description: In the case of a workplace or health and safety emergency when Equity's offices are closed, please call the National Office 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto) and follow the "in case of emergency" instructions.

National Office Closing Early - Staff Memorial

Time:            1:00 p.m.
Location:      National Office Closing Early 
Description: In the case of a workplace or health and safety emergency when Equity's offices are closed, please call the National Office 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto) and follow the "in case of emergency" instructions.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Family Day - Statutory Holiday

Location:  National & Western Offices Closed
Description:  In the case of a workplace or health and safety emergency during the holiday period when Equity's offices are closed, please call the National Office 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto) and follow the "in case of emergency" instructions.

Stage Management Committee

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

https://www.caea.com/About-Us/Governance/Council-Committees/SM-Resources

Questions or comments for the Committee may be sent to Erika Morey, Liaison to Council (sectres@caea.com)

Sunday, February 23, 2020

In-Person Council Meeting

Time: All Day
Location:      Toronto
Monday, February 24, 2020

2020 Equity Honours Awards Reception

Location Artscape Daniels Spectrum - Toronto, ON
Description:  Equity members in good standing are cordially invited to join colleagues and friends to congratulate this year's Honours Awards recipients. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. / Presentations begin: 7:30 p.m. / Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E., Toronto, ON.

In-Person Council Meeting

Time: All Day
Location:      Toronto
Monday, March 9, 2020

National Annual General Meeting 2019-2020

Time:             7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ET
Location      The Internet! - this will be Equity's first ever all electronic NAGM
Description:  This will be a Zoom meeting. Visit www.caea.com in early 2020 for information on how to login. Only Equity members in good standing may attend.  Member must login to Equity's website to attend the meeting.

Proposed Agenda:

  • Council President report and questions
  • Executive Director report and questions
  • Receipt of the audited financial statements and appointment of the auditor for the coming year
  • Member resolutions, if any*       

*Please submit resolutions to Council President Scott Bellis via email to president@caea.com or mail to Equity's National Office by Friday, February 28, 2020.

                        

                        

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

[Now Cancelled] Vancouver Opera Negotiation Meeting

This meeting has been cancelled. Outreach to members will take place soon.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Equity Member-Only COVID-19 Information Meeting

Time:             1:00 p.m.  to 2:30 p.m. (ET)
Location      Zoom meeting
Description:  Equity will be holding a Zoom webinar member-only meeting to discuss the COVID-19 situation with Executive Director Arden R. Ryshpan, Director of Finance & Administration Marion (Maz) Magoris, CPA, CMA and Associate Executive Director Steven Sparling, on Tuesday, March 17. Members in good standing may attend by signing into Equity's website.

Details are still being worked out. Please check www.caea.com on the afternoon of Monday, March 16 for more information.

Questions may be sent in advance to communications@caea.com or will be fielded live.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Stage Management Committee

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

https://www.caea.com/About-Us/Governance/Council-Committees/SM-Resources

Questions or comments for the Committee may be sent to Erika Morey, Liaison to Council (sectres@caea.com)

Monday, March 30, 2020

Council Meeting

Time: 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Location:      Meeting by Teleconference
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Online COVID-19 Information Meeting with Special Guests

Location:  Zoom webinar
Description:  2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Equity is holding a third online video meeting with Executive Director Arden R. Ryshpan and special guests MP Julie Dabrusin (Toronto-Danforth), Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, David Hope, Executive Director, The AFC and Gord Lewis, President, MBA, Proteus Performance. Members must be in good standing to attend. Log in here.
Thursday, April 9, 2020

Equity Offices Closing Early

Location:  National & Western Offices Closing Early at 3:00 p.m. (local time)
Description:  In the case of a workplace or health and safety emergency during the holiday period when Equity's offices are closed, please call the National Office 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto) and follow the "in case of emergency" instructions.
Friday, April 10, 2020

Good Friday - Statutory Holiday

Location:  National & Western Offices Closed
Description:  In the case of a workplace or health and safety emergency during the holiday period when Equity's offices are closed, please call the National Office 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto) and follow the "in case of emergency" instructions.
Monday, April 13, 2020

Equity Offices Closed

Location National & Western Offices Closed
Description:  In the case of a workplace or health and safety emergency during the holiday period when Equity's offices are closed, please call the National Office 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto) and follow the "in case of emergency" instructions.
Monday, April 27, 2020

Council Meeting

Time: 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Location:      Meeting by Teleconference
Monday, May 4, 2020

Online COVID-19 Information Meeting - Mental Health

Time:             2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (ET)
Location     Zoom Webinar
Description:   Equity is holding a fifth online video meeting with Council President Scott Bellis and special guests and mental health experts Stephanie Kersta MSc RP and Carolyn Plater MSW RSW, who will share valuable information on building and strengthening resiliency during COVID-19.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Stage Management Committee

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

https://www.caea.com/About-Us/Governance/Council-Committees/SM-Resources

Questions or comments for the Committee may be sent to Erika Morey, Liaison to Council (sectres@caea.com)

Nova Scotia Strong Equity Meeting

Time:             7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (AT)
Location     Zoom Meeting
Description:   Atlantic councillor Karen Bassett invites Nova Scotia Equity members to a gathering via Zoom. We'll reacquaint with the artists we love and gather strength from one another in trying times. It's a BYOB sociable, that will be light on business and big in heart.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Equity Offices Closing Early

Location:  National & Western Offices Closing Early at 3:00 p.m. (local time)
Description:  In the case of a workplace or health and safety emergency during the holiday period when Equity's offices are closed, please call the National Office 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto) and follow the "in case of emergency" instructions.
Monday, May 18, 2020

Victoria Day - Statutory Holiday

Location:  National & Western Offices Closed
Description:  In the case of a workplace or health and safety emergency during the holiday period when Equity's offices are closed, please call the National Office 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto) and follow the "in case of emergency" instructions.

Newfoundland Equity Gathering (Online)

Location:  Newfoundland Equity Gathering (Online)
Description:  Atlantic Councillor Karen Bassett invites Newfoundland Equity members to a gathering via Zoom. We'll unite artists across the island, share resources, and gather inspiration from ingenious creativity in a physically restricted world. Council president Scott Bellis will join us from B.C. Truly a coaster to coaster! Raise a glass or a cup of tea on Victoria Day in Newfoundland. (Invitation sent via email).Time: 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. NT
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Online COVID-19 Information Meeting

Time:             2:00 to 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Location     Zoom Webinar
Description:   Join Council President Scott Bellis and Executive Director Arden R. Ryshpan at Equity’s sixth online video meeting about the health and safety requirements needed to open up the live performance sector post COVID-19. This meeting opens what will be an ongoing dialogue between Equity and its membership on this topic.

Monday, May 25, 2020

May Council Meeting

Time: 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Location:      Meeting by Teleconference
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: https://www.ourcommons.ca/webcast/43-1/FINA/38
Description:  

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
Description:  

https://www.caea.com/About-Us/Governance/Council-Committees/SM-Resources

Questions or comments for the Committee may be sent to Erika Morey, Liaison to Council (sectres@caea.com)

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 donnaf@caea.com with any questions you would like addressed. (Invitation sent via email).

Council Meeting (Videoconference)

Time: All Day
Location:      Toronto
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Canada Day - Statutory Holiday

Location:  National & Western Offices Closed
Description:  In the case of a workplace or health and safety emergency during the holiday period when Equity's offices are closed, please call the National Office 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto) and follow the "in case of emergency" instructions.
Friday, July 31, 2020

Equity Offices Closing Early

Location:  National & Western Offices Closing Early at 3:00 p.m. (local time)
Description:  In the case of a workplace or health and safety emergency during the holiday period when Equity's offices are closed, please call the National Office 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto) and follow the "in case of emergency" instructions.
Monday, August 3, 2020

Civic Day - Statutory Holidays

Location:  National & Western Offices Closed
Description:  In the case of a workplace or health and safety emergency during the holiday period when Equity's offices are closed, please call the National Office 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto) and follow the "in case of emergency" instructions.

Stage Management Committee

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

https://www.caea.com/About-Us/Governance/Council-Committees/SM-Resources

Questions or comments for the Committee may be sent to Erika Morey, Liaison to Council (sectres@caea.com)

Monday, August 10, 2020

Eastern Ontario and Outaouais Online Office Hours

Office hrs:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Description:  Eastern Ontario and Outaouais Councillor Geoff McBride is holding virtual Pop-Up Office Hours. Geoff will be available and is interested in hearing from members about issues you think are priorities for our industry and Association, topics that you would like to address at a general meeting in future, members who are interested in running for Council or about theatre and life in general.
Contact:  Email Geoff McBride at geoffm@caea.com or leave a message on the Eastern Ontario and Outaouais Facebook page.

Alberta South Members' Meeting - August 10

Time:             6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. MST
Location     Online via Zoom
Description:  Equity members in the Alberta South region are invited to gather on August 10 to discuss the work that your Equity Councillors are doing with our colleagues and staff on your behalf. Please come with questions, concerns and ideas. Equity members in the Alberta South region will have received a direct email invitation to this meeting, including a Zoom registration link. If a member has not received a meeting invite, please contact Equity at communications@caea.com.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Council Meeting

Time: 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Location:      Meeting by Teleconference
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Anti-Oppression Training Online Member Meeting

Time:             2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Location     Online via Zoom
Description:  Equity is proud to offer this important training for our members on August 26 (via Zoom). Our guest trainer will be Douglas Stewart. Douglas has worked as an equity trainer, dispute resolution officer and Chief Human Rights Advisor and has done extensive work with Equity over the last few years.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Equity Offices Closing Early

Location:  National & Western Offices Closing Early at 3:00 p.m.
Description:  In the case of a workplace or health and safety emergency during the holiday period when Equity's offices are closed, please call the National Office 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto) and follow the "in case of emergency" instructions.
Monday, September 7, 2020

Labour Day - Statutory Holiday

Location:  National & Western Offices Closed
Description:  In the case of a workplace or health and safety emergency during the holiday period when Equity's offices are closed, please call the National Office 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto) and follow the "in case of emergency" instructions.
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Stage Management Committee

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

https://www.caea.com/About-Us/Governance/Council-Committees/SM-Resources

Questions or comments for the Committee may be sent to Erika Morey, Liaison to Council (sectres@caea.com)

Monday, September 21, 2020

Council Meeting

Time: 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Location:      Meeting by Teleconference
Monday, October 12, 2020

Thanksgiving - Statutory Holiday

Location:  National & Western Offices Closed
Description:  In the case of a workplace or health and safety emergency during the holiday period when Equity's offices are closed, please call the National Office 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto) and follow the "in case of emergency" instructions.
Sunday, October 25, 2020

In-Person Council Meeting

Time: All Day
Location:      Toronto
Monday, October 26, 2020

2020 National Annual General Meeting (NAGM)

Time:             6:30 to 8:00 p.m. (ET)
Location     Online Zoom Webinar 

Description:  

Visit www.caea.com in late September 2020 for information on how to register. Only Equity members in good standing may attend. A video recording of the meeting will be available as soon as possible after October 26. ASL will be provided.

Proposed Agenda:

  • Council President report and questions
  • Executive Director report and questions
  • Receipt of the audited financial statements and appointment of the auditor for the coming year
  • Member resolutions, if any* 
  • Committee reports
  • Open forum Q&A with Council President Scott Bellis, First Vice-President Kerry Davidson (Council Renewal and Education, Council Committees), Second Vice-President Ryan G. Hinds (Member Engagement and Education), and Executive Director Arden R. Ryshpan

* Please submit resolutions to Council President Scott Bellis via email at president@caea.com or mail to Equity's National Office by 5 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2020.

In-Person Council Meeting

Time: All Day
Location:      Toronto
Monday, November 2, 2020

Stage Management Committee

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

https://www.caea.com/About-Us/Governance/Council-Committees/SM-Resources

Questions or comments for the Committee may be sent to Erika Morey, Liaison to Council (sectres@caea.com)

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Remembrance Day - Statutory Holiday (National except MB, ON, QC, NS)

Location:  Western Offices Closed
Description:  In the case of a workplace or health and safety emergency during the holiday period when Equity's offices are closed, please call the National Office 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto) and follow the "in case of emergency" instructions.
Monday, November 30, 2020

Council Meeting

Time: 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Location:      Meeting by Teleconference
Sunday, December 13, 2020

Stage Management Committee

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

https://www.caea.com/About-Us/Governance/Council-Committees/SM-Resources

Questions or comments for the Committee may be sent to Erika Morey, Liaison to Council (sectres@caea.com)

Friday, December 25, 2020

Christmas Day - Statutory Holiday

Location:  National & Western Offices Closed
Description:  In the case of a workplace or health and safety emergency during the holiday period when Equity's offices are closed, please call the National Office 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto) and follow the "in case of emergency" instructions.