The Vancouver Opera Agreement (VOA)
is negotiated between Equity and the Vancouver Opera. The company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was founded in 1958 and is second largest performing arts organization in British Columbia and the largest opera company in western Canada.
The 2020-2021 VOA was ratified by Equity membership on September 17, 2020. Equity and the Vancouver Opera have agreed to a one-year rollover of the current VOA, with a 3% increase to 2019-2020 minimum fees only. The 2020-2021 VOA retroactively took effect July 1, 2020 and remains in effect until June 30, 2021. While an updated VOA is being produced, please use the VOA ratification document
in combination with the existing Agreement.