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Save the Date for Equity's NAGM
Equity's National Annual General Meeting will held at Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON) on Monday, February 27, 2017.Equity members in good standing are encouraged to attend. Please bring your up-to-date membership card to show at the door.
Dental & Vision sign-up period - extended
Equity's subsidized DentalCare and VisionCare programs ended January 1, 2017. Members can still sign up for continued low-cost coverage.
Equity has negotiated a preferential rate for members in good standing wanting to purchase private Network coverage - only $20 per year (includes dependent coverage). This is an extremely reasonable rate for the benefit offered.

An Equity member in good standing may sign up in the Members Only zone of EQUITYONLINE (under Member Beneifts). Alternatively members may enroll directly through the provider Spencer Health at:

All memberships are one year in length and will expire one year after the start date of membership in the network.

Agreement Negotiations & Engagement Policy Review in 2017
A list of Equity's agreement negotiations and engagement policies taking place in 2017 is now available. Equity members are encouraged to send their suggestions for changes or improvement by the deadlines indicated in the PDF link below
Everybody Counts | 5-Questions, 2-Minutes

In case you missed the Equity Census, or are a new member of Equity, a brief 5-question demographic confidential survey is now available.
Email to request an invitation to Everybody Counts, a new questionnaire regarding age, culture and ethnicity, disability, gender identity and sexual identity. Your information will be treated as strictly confidential and will only ever be reviewed or disseminated in an aggregated format.
The ongoing collection of information about the diversity of Equity's membership will allow us to measure the impact of member diversity on work opportunities, engagement patterns and income earned on an ongoing basis. The data is a powerful tool in collective bargaining for equitable representation of diversity onstage and in related hiring. It also informs advocacy recommendations to funding bodies (federal, provincial and municipal).

Heritage Digital Content Consultations
The Minister of Canadian Heritage is holding public and stakeholder online consultations on the theme of "Canadian Content in a Digital World." Have your say - provide your input by the NOVEMBER 25TH deadline. In order to reinforce some key points and provide ideas that may augment your submission, Equity has prepared a resource document here.
Pay Your Basic Membership Dues Online - DEADLINE: January 31, 2017
As of FEBRUARY 1, a $10.00 overdue fee will apply to any outstanding basic dues amount. Payment of basic dues can be made by logging in to EQUITYONLINE to make an online dues payment.

ACE Insurance is now Chubb
Equity members please note: in January 2016, ACE Limited acquired the Chubb Corporation. The insurance company now operates under the Chubb name. Members should experience no substantive change to Equity's insurance policies or claims process resulting from the change of ownership.
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.
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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