Equity Offices Canada Day Closure

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    Equity's National and Western Offices will be closed from Thursday, June 24, at 5:00 p.m. local time (Toronto and Vancouver), re-opening on Monday, July 5, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. local time. This office closure is timed to coincide with the Canada Day (July 1) statutory holiday.  more…

  • Equity Advocacy Update - June 2021

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    Equity shares an update on some recent advocacy work on behalf of membership, including a meeting with Minister of Canadian Heritage Hon. Steven Guilbeault, and an update on current and upcoming advocacy campaigns.  more…

  • 2021 COVID-19 Addendum to the Stratford Festival Addendum Ratified by Membership

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    Proposed changes for the 2021 COVID-19 Addendum to the Stratford Festival Addendum to the Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA) between Equity and the Stratford Festival were ratified by the eligible Equity membership. The vote concluded on Thursday, June 10, 2021.  more…

  • Statement Regarding the Kamloops Indian Residential School

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    At its meeting on May 31, the national Council acknowledged the recent discovery of the buried remains of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. We join our sister associations in offering our condolences to Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and all Indigenous communities across Canada. Despite our usual practice of refraining from commentary on issues outside the jurisdiction of the Association, your Council wants to issue a public statement of support and solidarity.   more…

  • Faster Together Vaccine Campaign

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    Equity is part of a national initiative designed to encourage up-take of COVID-19 vaccinations. The campaign theme is Getting vaccinated can bring us back together, faster.  more…

  • 2020-2023 Royal Winnipeg Ballet Agreement Ratified by Membership

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    Proposed changes for the recently negotiated 2020-2023 Royal Winnipeg Ballet Agreement (RWBA) between Equity and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet were ratified by the eligible Equity membership. The vote concluded on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.   more…

  • 2021-2024 Independent Theatre Agreement (ITA) Now Available

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    The 2021-2024 ITA includes three documents, the ITA Material Terms, ITA Minimum Fee Booklet and COVID-19 Addendum to the ITA. Related ITA support documents for Engagers will soon be made available on Equity’s website as a downloadable management package. The ITA fee calculators will be updated at that time. Here are some highlights of the revised terms and conditions you will find in the 2021-2024 ITA, in effect as of May 31, 2021.  more…

  • Equity's Physical Western Office is Closing May 31

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    As has previously been announced, after careful consideration and as part of necessary cutbacks related to a drop in revenue resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the bricks and mortar Equity's Western Office is closing as of May 31, 2021. The virtual Western Office remains fully operational.  more…


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