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Western Office Email / Internet Issues
Equity's Western Office is experiencing email and internet outages on Friday afternoon, due to issues affecting the entire building at 750 West Broadway. Please only contact the Western Office by phone until this issue is resolved. Thank you for your understanding.

VP in São Paulo!
Equity's First Vice President, Stephen Erickson, is in São Paulo, Brazil with Executive Director, Arden R. Ryshpan, to attend the 21st World Congress of the International Federation of Actors. Hundreds of delegates from around the world will convene and focus on equal opportunities and the fight against any form of discrimination. #FIA21Congress
FIA 2016 Congress - Acting for Diversity
The 21st Congress of the International Federation of Actors opens tomorrow in São Paulo, Brazil.
Executive Director Arden R. Ryshpan and First Vice-President Stephen Erickson are already in Brazil attending regional working group and Executive Committee meetings. Read Equity's report to the FIA North America working group here.
2016-2019 COA and OPA Ratified by Membership
Recently negotiated changes for the 2016-2019 Canadian Opera Agreement (COA) and the 2016-2019 Opera Agreement (OPA) were ratified by the eligible Equity membership in a vote which concluded on September 8, 2016.
2017 Federal Budget Submission
Equity advocates for traditional legislative and tax measures. Branding Canada Through the Live Performing Arts also proposes that the live performance industry be included in the global conversation about the value of what it means to be Canadian on the international stage.

Ontario Changing Workplaces Review
In the fall of 2015 Equity appeared before the Ontario Changing Workplaces review panel. An Interim Report has been released identifying a range of options to better protect workers.

Summer 2016 EQ Online
We're celebrating Equity's Ruby Anniversary with a special commemorative issue of EQ that looks back over the past 40 years and ahead to the next 40. Follow the timeline that flows through the magazine to see how Equity has helped improve conditions for all members - and don't miss our exclusive interview with Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, on how the Liberal government plans to follow through on its commitment to increased funding for arts and culture.
An Exclusive Interview with the Honourable Mélanie Joly
EQ magazine's exclusive interview with Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, on how the Liberal government plans to follow through on its commitment to increased funding for arts and culture.
Pay Your Basic Membership Dues Online
Payment of basic dues can be made by logging in to EQUITYONLINE to make an online dues payment.

NBCA Ratified by Membership
Recently negotiated changes for the 2016-2019 National Ballet of Canada Agreement (NBCA) were ratified by the eligible Equity membership in a mail-only vote which concluded July 28. 2016.
INDIE 2.1, Artists' Collective Policy & Festival Policy Review
The deadline for Equity member participation in the INDIE 2.1, Artists' Collective Policy and Festival Policy review process has been extended to August 15, 2016. These policies are up for cyclical review and we want your input.
Equity's Western Office has Moved
Equity's Western Office moved to a new Vancouver location on June 1, 2016. The new Western Office address is be 1316-750 West Broadway Vancouver, BC V5Z 1J3.
Equity's 40th Anniversary!
April 1, 2016 marks 40 years since Canadian Actors' Equity Association's amicable separation from AEA (U.S.) and 60 years that we have existed in Canada. Our anniversary presents a fantastic opportunity in which to mark our Canadian heritage and modernize our look.
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Council Connection is an ongoing journal of the doings and decisions of the board of the Canadian Actors' Equity Association.

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