Help with a Health & Safety Issue

Emergencies During Business Hours

Contact the National Office Contact the Western Office
TF: 1-800-387-1856 604-809-1046
(416-867-9165 in Toronto)  

Emergencies Outside of Business Hours

TF: 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto), press '4' and leave a message for a callback asap.

An after-hours health and safety issue, which cannot wait until a Business Rep is available on the next business day, may be reported by calling the National Office at 1-800-387-1856 (416-867-9165 in Toronto).

Press '4' when you hear the auto-attendant and leave a detailed message when prompted. Your call will be responded to as soon as possible.


HAVEN Helpline

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Harassment, Anti-Racism and Violence Emergency Network (HAVEN) is a resource hub and online reporting platform for Equity members and non-members to report abuse of power, bullying, discrimination (including, but not limited to, acts of ableism, ageism, racism, or sexism), harassment or sexual harassment, reprisal or violence in the workplace. Artists working on an Equity contract can use the HAVEN Online form to share information confidentially or anonymously with the Association, and request follow-up assistance from an Equity Respectful Workplace Advisor, if needed. This service may also be used to report historical incidents. 

The HAVEN Helpline is fully confidential within the limits of the law.


If you are in an emergency situation, call 911.

HAVEN is a joint initiative between Equity, ACTRA and the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) to provide an industry-wide critical incident reporting platform (note that no personal data is shared between Associations).

Workplace Health and Safety

Equity’s collective agreements and engagement policies each include language that address safety in the workplace. Beyond those provisions, there are also laws in place that protect all workers on the job. Each province and territory will have its own occupational health and safety legislation, and they may differ in certain ways, but fundamentally, every worker across Canada is entitled to the Three Rights of Workers. They are the:

  • Right to KNOW what hazards are present in the workplace.
  • Right to PARTICIPATE in keeping your workplace healthy and safe.
  • Right to REFUSE work that you believe to be dangerous to yourself or your co-workers. 

For more information, click here

COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan

Click here to view Equity's most recent COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan.