Member Meetings

Member Meetings

Video recordings from past Equity member information meetings and National Annual General Meeting's (NAGM's) can be found on this page along with accompanying materials when available. 

Recipe for a Room Agreement

room agreement workshop

February 1, 2023 - Recipe for a Room Agreement, conducted by Tahirih Vejdani, Amelia Sargisson, Derek Kwan and Giovanni Spina, is a workshop that explores the value of creating a Community Agreement and provides participants with a template for creating their own.

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For more information, click here.


Conflict Resolution/De-escalation

conflict resolution

January 24, 2023 - Conflict Resolution/De-escalation, conducted by charles c. smith, Nadia Bello, Ryan Cunningham, and Jennifer Khor, is a workshop designed to help artists understand how to manage conflict in the creative process and de-escalate a situation in the workplace

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For more information, download the presenter notes here.


Self-tape Success Take 2

Self-tape Success 2

December 12, 2022 - Self-tape Success Take 2, conducted by Alex Gravenstein, was a rapid fire Q&A session for all your self-tape tech and setup needs.

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For more information, download the presenter notes here.


Working with Intimacy Directors

Self-tape Success

December 5, 2022 - Working with Intimacy Directors, conducted by Stephanie Breton and Siobhan Richardson, is a workshop designed to introduce you to how an intimacy director helps artists navigate scenes with intimacy or emotionally triggering material.

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For more information, download the workshop resources here.


Self-tape Success

Self-tape Success

November 21, 2022 - Self-tape Success, conducted by Alex Gravenstein, is a workshop designed to offer tips and answer questions on equipment and set-ups to help you look and sound your best without breaking your budget.

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For more information, download the presenter notes here.


Considering Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB) in Your Work

EDIB

November 14, 2022 - Considering EDIB in Your Work, conducted by charles c. smith, Sheila Wilmot, and Sedina Fiati, is a workshop designed to help you understand the importance of EDIB in creating and producing cultural work.

Click here to watch the full video.

For more information, download the presenter slides here.


Equity Town Hall on Insurance

Insurance Town Hall

November 7, 2022 - The Equity Town Hall on Insurance is an opportunity to learn about the current Equity member insurance plan, the negotiation of the next plan, and findings of Equity’s recent member survey on insurance.

Click here to watch the full video.

For more information, download The New Insurance Plan FAQ here.


Anti-Oppressive Communication

Anti-Oppressive Communication

October 24, 2022 - Anti-Oppressive Communication, conducted by Douglas Stewart, is an online workshop designed to help you recognize and respond to power abuses in the cultural workplace. 

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For more information, download the Participant Package here.


Let's Talk Council

April 28, 2021 - Equity members had the opportunity to hear from a number of current Councillors about the work that Equity Council does on behalf of membership. We examined Council's function as a governing body and the day-to-day work of being on Council.

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Presentation (PDF)


Stage Management Focus

April 14, 2021 - Equity's Stage Management Committee led a meeting to discuss matters of importance to Equity Stage Managers including the new SM timesheet, CTA overtime, employment standards averaging, and self-advocacy with respect to conversations about overtime.

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Agenda and Presentation (PDF)


Safer Workspaces

March 17, 2021 - Equity was joined by James Turk from Ryerson's Centre for Free Expression to discuss findings from their Harassment and Discrimination in Canada's Live Performance Industry report. Equity Councillors Kerry Davidson and Jennifer Wigmore gave a presentation on Equity's improved Complaint and Disciplinary Process. The meeting also included a panel discussion with special guests Kate Cornell from Aftermetoo and GrĂ©goire Gagnon from the Cultural Human Resources Council to discuss how we can collectively improve on standards of respect and safety in our workspaces.

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Effective Grassroots Lobbying

March 3, 2021 - Topic: Special presentation on building effective grassroots campaigns at the grassroots level by leading government relations consultancy Temple Scott Associates.

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Powerpoint Presentation

Agenda


HAVEN and LifeWorks - Council Education Session

February 22, 2021 - As part of our ongoing education and training, Equity Council invited Harwinder Ahluwalia, Senior Customer Success Manager at Morneau Shepell, to provide an information session on the services offered to Equity members through the HAVEN Helpline and Lifeworks.

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Anti-Oppression Training

August 26, 2020 - Topic: An Anti-Oppression Training Webinar with special guest and facilitator Douglas Stewart, exploring anti-racism and anti-oppression practices.

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Powerpoint Presentation

Training Resources

Transcript


Money Matters

June 3, 2020 - Topic: How to plan and manage cash flow, how to determine expenses, how to cut expenses, how to create a draw-down strategy, when to consider debt, how to consider the pros/cons of drawing from RRSPs and how to clean up your tax record with the Canadian Revenue Agency with special guests Chris Enns – Opera Singer and Financial Planner, and Tova Epp – Actor and Senior Tax Preparer.

Click here to watch the full video.

Expense Worksheet

Money Matters - Chris Enns Outline

NAGM

The NAGM is a great opportunity to hear the Council President and the Executive Director update you on the Association’s activities each year and hear the latest updates on the Association’s finances. To access past NAGM's, click the links below:

 

NAGM 2022 - October 17, 2022

 

 

NAGM 2021 - October 18, 2021

 

NAGM 2020 - October 26, 2020

 

COVID-19

To access COVID-19 related workshops and sessions, click the links below:

  • Scenes or Moments of Intimacy and Support for Performers Mental Health in the time of COVID - November 25, 2020

    Topic: This session offered insight into the role of Intimacy Directors, and how we all can enter into this new working environment with a clearer understanding of approaching scenes or moments of intimacy at this time. Video 1 - includes PowerPoint Presentation. Video 2 - includes ASL Interpretation

Meeting resources: 

Meeting resources: