Calendar

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Statutory Holiday - New Year's Day (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.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

CTA Proposal Submission Deadline

Expiry Date:  June 23, 2019
Note:  Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA) proposals for change or improvement should be emailed to agreements@caea.com by the deadline January 2, 2019.
Description:   Pre-negotiation discussions will commence December 2018 and negotiations are scheduled to begin on January 15, 2019.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

National & Western Office Closures - Staff Policy Governance Training

Location:  National (1 - 5 p.m. ET) & Western (10 a.m. - 3 p.m. PT) Offices Closed
Description: 

In the case of a workplace or health and safety emergency during this time, please call the National Office 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto) and follow the "in case of emergency" instructions.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Council Meeting

Time: 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Location:      Meeting by Teleconference
Friday, February 1, 2019

Basic Dues Arrears Billing

Where a member has not remitted a basic dues payment within three months of November 1 each year, that member will be considered in arrears and shall not accept any contract for services within the jurisdiction of the Association, shall not be eligible to attend any meetings of the Association or to cast any vote, and shall not have the privileges or rights of a regular member, but shall continue to abide by all laws and regulations of the Association.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Equity Offices Closing Early

Time:            3:00 p.m.
Location:      National & Western Offices
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 18, 2019

Family Day - Offices Closed (Statutory Holiday)

Location:  National & Western Offices Closed
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
Sunday, February 24, 2019

In-Person Council Meeting

Time: All Day
Location:      Toronto

 

 

Monday, February 25, 2019

2018-2019 National Annual General Meeting

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: YWCA (Nancy's Room, 87 Elm St, Toronto, ON)
Description:     

Want to learn more about how your Association operates and have a chance to get to know some fellow members? Join us for Equity’s National Annual General Meeting on Monday, February 25. Please bring your up-to-date membership card to show at the door.

[**YWCA is NE of University Ave + Dundas St W @ St. Patrick Stn. Please note that YWCA is a scent-free environment and fully accessible. ASL interpretation services will be provided ]

Regular business:

  • Council President and Executive Director Reports
  • Receipt of the audited financial statements and appointment of the auditor for the coming year
  • Council Committee Reports
  • Member resolutions* (if any)

The business portion of the evening (which begins at 6:00 p.m.) will be live streamed (instructions to follow) for members who are unable to attend in person. Members viewing the live stream will not have remote voting privileges.

Live stream:

In order to take part the event, you will need to:

  • Login to Equity's National Annual General Meeting https://www.facebook.com/events/329522424356366/ Facebook Event 10 minutes before the meeting starts
  • Make sure your audio and video settings are on
  • Click on the red “LIVE” icon that should appear on the left-hand side of the page
  • Watch, listen and send in comments/question as they arise. We will try and address questions throughout the meeting.

Special presentation

In the second half of the evening, there will be an interactive session where you can learn intervention skills to de-escalate potentially harmful situations in the workplace. Douglas Stewart (Human Resource and Equity Consultant) and Kristian Clarke (Respectful Workspace Advisor) will moderate.

This session will be part presentation and part group work with opportunities for questions and discussion. Take new skills home with you!

In-Person Council Meeting

Time: All Day
Location:      Toronto
Friday, March 1, 2019

National Office Closing Early

Time:             4:00 p.m.
Location:      National Office
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, March 11, 2019

Performing Arts Lodge Winnipeg Information Session

Time:             6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (formal presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
Location:      320 Colony St (The Commons, directly behind PlugIn Gallery) Winnipeg MB Light refreshments will be provided.
Description: For many years, The Performing Arts Lodge (PAL) Winnipeg board has been working hard to find affordable housing for our senior members of Winnipeg's vibrant performing and allied professions. We are pleased to be working with the University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corp (UWCRC) for space in the new Arts District apartment complex directly across from the WAG's new Inuit Art Centre. It is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2020.  

You are invited to attend an information session to learn about this exciting affordable housing opportunity. 

Please join us as we embark on this exciting next step in PAL's journey to ensure that our senior members of Winnipeg's creative community finally have a place to call "Home."

So that we may plan for your attendance, please email us at palwinnipegnews@gmail.com by Thursday, March 7. 

More information on the Performing Arts Lodge (PAL) Winnipeg is available at: www.palwinnipeg.org
Monday, March 18, 2019

Stage Management Committee Meeting

Time: 8:00 p.m. (ET)
Location:      Meeting by Teleconference
Friday, March 22, 2019

Opera Agreement Proposal Submission Deadline

Expiry Date:  June 30, 2019
Note:  Proposals for change or improvement should be emailed to agreements@caea.com by the deadline March 22, 2019.
Description:   Negotiations commence May 6, 2019.
Monday, March 25, 2019

Council Meeting

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

The Robert Merritt Awards

Location:      McInnes Room, 2nd floor Dalhousie Student Union. Nova Scotia
 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

SMAC Meeting

Time: 8:00 p.m. (ET)
Location:      Teleconference
Monday, April 15, 2019

CTA Voter Registration Closes

Life and Regular Equity members, in good standing but who are not eligible for automatic enumeration, may register to vote on the CTA ratification in accordance with Equity Bylaw 106(c). To register to vote, visit the CTA voter registration page (requires member login) and follow the instructions.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Equity Offices Closing Early

Time:            3:00 p.m.
Location:      National & Western Offices
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.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Good Friday - Offices Closed - Statutory Holiday

Location:  National & Western Offices Closed
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
Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Rideau Awards

Time:           10:30 a.m.
Location:     Rideau Hall
Description: Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will present honours to recipients during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.

Recipients will be recognized for their excellence, courage or exceptional dedication to service. 

 

S.M.Arts Conference Begins

Time: 5:00 p.m. (ET)
Location:      Ryerson School of Performance, 40 Gould Street, Toronto
Description:      The conference consists of 22 courses over 10-days that range in topics from basic skills (Reading music, Calling a Show, Giving Notes) to genres of stage management (Dance, Opera, ASL Interpreted Shows) and from advanced skills for the Equity Stage Manager (Touring, Dealing with Unions, safeTALK – Suicide prevention) to courses for your future (Tax Preparation for Stage Managers, Resumes)
More information:      S.M.Arts Website
Monday, April 29, 2019

Council Meeting

Time: 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Location:      Meeting by Teleconference
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Basic Dues Billing

Regular members pay basic dues of $180.00 per year, payable in equal semi-annual installments on the first days of May and November.
A member shall pay dues within three months after the dues become payable, or prior to signing an Association contract, whichever comes first.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

SMArts Night of a 1,001 Stage Managers Closing Night Party

Everyone is welcome – you do not need to have attended the conference to attend the party.

Time: 7:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location:      Flatiron Firkin (49 Wellington Street East at Church)  **Cash Bar**
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Theatre Museum Canada - Christopher Plummer A Memoir

Time:            5:00 p.m. Pre-show Reception / 6:30 p.m. Film screening (90 minutes) followed by Q & A
Location:     Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema 506 Bloor St W (East of Bathurst Street)
Description:

Please join Theatre Museum Canada for a special screening of this new documentary featuring Christopher Plummer in conversation with Atom Egoyan. In their animated exchanges we hear about his unparalleled life in the theatre and onscreen - covering the extraordinary trajectories of his career over the course of seven decades as one of our greatest living actors.

General Admission (Free); Film only

Producers Reception ($125.00)

Join us pre-show for an intimate Producers Reception with a cast of prominent Canadian theatre artists, featuring divine delectables provided by Southern Accent, accompanied by a selection of award winning Karlo Estates wines. Includes reserved seating for the film.

 

Proceeds support the work of Theatre Museum Canada to share this film with the Canadian public and the year-round activities preserving and celebrating our country's performing arts heritage.

GET YOUR TICKETS AT THE HOT DOCS ONLINE BOX OFFICE OR PHONE (416) 637-3123

Questions? Contact Events@TheatreMuseumCanada.ca / 416-413-7847

                     

Friday, May 17, 2019

Equity Offices Closing Early

Time:            3:00 p.m.
Location:      National & Western Offices
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, May 20, 2019

Victoria Day - Offices Closed - Statutory Holiday

Location:  National & Western Offices Closed
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, May 27, 2019

Council Meeting

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

Western Office Closed to Street Traffic

In order to accommodate regular maintenance, Equity's Western Office will be closed to street traffic on Monday, May 27, 2019.

Time: All Day
Location:      Vancouver
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Engagement Policies Suggestion Submission Deadline

Renewal Date:  September 30, 2019
Description:  Proposals for change or improvement for the Artists' Collective, Festival, INDIE 2.2, and the OPEN should be emailed to agreements@caea.com by the deadline May 30.2019.
Note:   OPEN is extended to September 30, 2019.
Friday, May 31, 2019

ITA Proposal Submission Deadline

Expiry Date:  June 23, 2019
Note:  

Suggested proposals for change or improvement should be emailed to agreements@caea.com by May 31, 2019.

Description:   Review of the ITA will commence after the completion of CTA negotiations.
Sunday, June 23, 2019

In-Person Council Meeting

Time: All Day
Location:      Toronto
Monday, June 24, 2019

Betty Mitchell Awards

Time:             7:30 p.m.
Location:      The Playhouse: 115 - 9th Ave SE, Calgary
Information: Tickets for this celebratory evening are on sale June 5: https://www.bettymitchellawards.com/tickets

The Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards

Time:            10:30 a.m.
Location:      The Mayfield Theatre
Description: The 2018 - 2019 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award Nominees were announced on June 3. The Sterlings celebrate excellence on Edmonton stages over the last season.  This year's award gala will be hosted by Mathew Hulshof and Gina Puntil.

For tickets call 780-483-4051 or visit mayfieldtheatre.ca

In-Person Council Meeting

Time: All Day
Location:      Toronto
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Dora Mavor Moore Awards

Time:           6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Pre-Show VIP Cocktail Reception in the Lower Lobby, 7:30 p.m. The Dora Awards, 10:30 p.m. After-Party in and around the Sony Centre
Location:     Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. East, Toronto, ON
Information: Tickets for this celebratory evening are on sale through the box office at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, either in person at the St. Lawrence Centre box office at 27 Front St. East or by calling 1-855-872-SONY (7669) via Ticketmaster and online via ticketmaster.ca 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Equity Offices Closing Early

Time:            3:00 p.m.
Location:      National & Western Offices
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.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Canadian Opera Agreement Expiry Date

Expiry Date:  June 30, 2019
Note:  

Suggested proposals for change or improvement should be emailed to agreements@caea.com .

Description:   Pre-negotiation discussions with affected Equity members and negotiations commenced in Fall 2018 and negotiations commenced November 20, 2018.

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens Agreement Expiry Date

Expiry Date:  June 30, 2019
Note:  

Suggested proposals for change or improvement should be emailed to agreements@caea.com .

Description:   Pre-negotiation discussions have already commenced with affected Equity members and negotiations commence March 11.

National Ballet of Canada Agreement - Expiry Date

Expiry Date:  June 30, 2019
Note:  

Suggested proposals for change or improvement should be emailed to agreements@caea.com .

Description:   Pre-negotiation discussions have already commenced with affected Equity members and negotiations commence February 11.
Monday, July 1, 2019

Canada Day - Offices Closed - Statutory Holiday

Location:  National & Western Offices Closed
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
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Open House Councillor Day

Time:             2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location:     da capo coffee (8135 102nd Street in Old Strathcona, in the Roots building)  
Description: https://goo.gl/maps/5rW2BBEdf34WVohW8 Edmonton, AB

Ian Leung, Equity's Councillor for Northern Alberta and NWT, will be hanging out at da capo for the express puroose of meeting Equity and Equity-curious people from the region, getting to know you, hearing your concerns, and answering your questions.  Please contact Ian at IanL@caea.com with any questions or concerns. 

 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Stratford Festival Addendum Proposal Deadline

Expiry Date:  November 30, 2019
Note:  Proposals for change or improvement for the Addendum to the CTA should be emailed to agreements@caea.com by the deadline July 12, 2019.
Description:   Negotiations commence Fall 2019 TBA
Monday, July 15, 2019

The Jessie Awards

Time:             Doors 5:30 p.m. and Ceremony 6:00 p.m.
Location:      Bard on the Beach main stage tent at Vanier Park
Description: The 2018 - 2019 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award Nominees were announced on June 3. The Sterlings celebrate excellence on Edmonton stages over the last season.  This year's award gala will be hosted by Mathew Hulshof and Gina Puntil.

Tickets available to purchase at noon, June 4th, by calling Bard on the Beach 604-739-0559

VIP Tickets (front and centre) $50.00 / Regular Tickets $35.00 / Nominee Tickets (limited) $20.00

The After Party will be held at Beaumont Studios (316 West 5th Ave Vancouver) at 9:30 p.m. and is free with your ticket!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Basic Dues Arrears Billing

Where a member has not remitted a basic dues payment within three months of November 1 each year, that member will be considered in arrears and shall not accept any contract for services within the jurisdiction of the Association, shall not be eligible to attend any meetings of the Association or to cast any vote, and shall not have the privileges or rights of a regular member, but shall continue to abide by all laws and regulations of the Association.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Equity Offices Closing Early

Time:            3:00 p.m.
Location:      National & Western Offices
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, August 5, 2019

Civic Holiday - Ontario and British Columbia Day - British Columbia - Offices Closed - Statutory Holiday

Location National & Western Offices Closed
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, August 12, 2019

Jennifer Phipps Life Celebration

Time:             2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location:     Royal George Theatre - 85 Queen StNiagara on the Lake, ON L0S 1J0
Description: Team Jenny! (Jenny's care team) and the Shaw Festival are hosting a Life Celebration on August 12, at 2pm in the Royal George Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake. A celebration of the career and life of Jennifer Phipps (Boretski), with a light reception to follow.

http://evite.me/D3QSD1q5zF

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

CTA Negotiaions Resume

Description Negotiations between Equity and PACT for the Canadian Theatre Agreement resume on August 13.
Friday, August 23, 2019

National Office Closing Early

Time:            4:00 p.m.
Location:      National Office Closing Early For Staff Event
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, August 26, 2019

Council Meeting

Time: 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Location:      Meeting by Teleconference
Monday, September 2, 2019

Labour Day - Offices Closed - Statutory Holiday

Location National & Western Offices Closed
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, September 16, 2019

BC & Yukon Membership Meeting

Time:           6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:    *NOTE NEW VENUE* Vancouver Opera Production Centre 1945 McLean Drive, Vancouver, BC (just off Clark and 3rd Avenue – enter through double glass doors on McLean Dr.)

Description: Come and hear what's happening at Equity and let us know what's happening with you! Bring your questions, thoughts, ideas, suggestions, we want to hear all of them!

Live Streaming:  If you can't make it to Vancouver that evening, we will live stream the meeting on Equity's Facebook group page. Log into your Facebook account and search for the Canadian Actors' Equity Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/8277811186/

2019 - 2022 COA Ratification Meeting

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