Equity Members Elect 2021-2024 Council

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    Canadian Actors’ Equity Association is pleased to announce its 2021-2024 Equity Council. The newly formed leadership will take office at their first meeting on January 24 and 25, serving a 3-year term. Election of the available officer positions will take place at the same meeting. more...

  • Equity - Federal Support Programs for COVID-19 Survey

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    With the federal government considering new ways to provide emergency support to all Canadian artists post-CERB/CRB, they are seeking to have a better understanding of how many artists working in live performance...  more...

  • 2021 Equity Offices Holiday Closure

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    Please be advised, Equity's offices will be closed from Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. local time (Toronto and Vancouver), re-opening Monday, January 10, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. local time. more...

  • Ratification of 2022 ESCA Extension underway

  • EquityLogoHaving concluded a limited set of negotiations with Second City on an extension to the 2019-21 “Equity Second City Agreement,” the Association has begun the ratification process for approval of the 2022 terms. more...

  • Announcing updated Artists' Collective Policy and Festival Policy

  • Updated PoliciesEquity is pleased to announce the delivery of an updated Artists' Collective Policy and Festival Policy. New material terms for both policies are in effect immediately, to be reviewed as of October 6, 2024.  more...

  • Equity congratulates Pablo Rodríguez as new Canadian Heritage Minister

  • EquityLogoCanadian Actors’ Equity Association (Equity) welcomes the Honourable Pablo Rodríguez to his new role as Minister of Canadian Heritage, serving as the point person on many of the critical issues that have a profound effect on the working lives of Canadians engaged in live performance. more...

  • Changes Coming to Equity's Insurance Plan

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    Recently, Chubb advised Equity that they intend to terminate our members' insurance plan at the end of this year. We understand that the bespoke nature of our plan makes it too labour intensive for them, at any price. Executive Director Arden R. Ryshpan and Director of Finance Marion (Maz) Magoris, with the assistance of our plan broker, were quick to start the process of negotiating with other companies to maintain coverage. more...

  • Equity's Position on COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements in the Workplace

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    Since COVID-19 vaccines became available, Equity's position has been and remains that all members should be vaccinated to ensure that the live performance industry returns to stability, except for those who have a verifiable medication condition or religious exemption based on a prohibited ground in human rights legislation.  more…

  • Equity Updates its COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines & Protocols

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    The health and safety of Equity members continues to be a paramount priority of Equity. As such, we have updated our COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines & Protocols (version 2) to reflect changes to our work landscape in Canada. The Guidelines & Protocols are in effect as of October 8, replacing version 1. more...


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