Open to all ACTRA Toronto and ACTRA Ottawa members in good standing, and running from Sept. 5th to Oct 8th, 2017, this groundbreaking research project will shed light on who our members really are, as well as the acting work available to them. The census is online, secure, anonymous and takes less than ten minutes to complete! Complete it at home, on set, waiting for an audition…wherever you have Internet access!
With the census data, we can push to make our screens look more like our country and promote our acting talent both at home and to the world (so more work opportunities for you)! As well, there will be a draw of four cash prizes of $200 for completing the census, plus an additional $200 cash prize for competing in the Census Social Media Draw.
Remember, the census results will be more powerful when EVERYONE participates. And that includes you!
Check your email for your personalized census invite to take part!
The email will come from Ontario ACTRA Census (email@example.com) with the subject line: The Ontario ACTRA Census – Tell us about yourself! If you haven’t received it, please check your spam folder.
It is a demographic survey that will examine the composition of ACTRA Toronto and ACTRA Ottawa members. The census data gathered will provide information on any potential barriers members face with respect to work opportunities.
The results of the census will be a powerful tool in collective bargaining for equitable representation on screen and in related hiring. The data will also assist in promoting Ontario within Canada and abroad with the goal of increasing productions and work opportunities in our province.
All ACTRA Toronto and ACTRA Ottawa members in good standing should complete the census. This includes Apprentice Members, Full Members, and AABP members across all performance categories. While participation is not mandatory, all members are strongly encouraged to participate in the census. Broad member participation is essential for ACTRA to better understand and serve its membership.
Yes, and it’s important that we know who our child performers are! However, the child performer’s parent or guardian must give consent first before the child member can complete it. All ACTRA Toronto and ACTRA Ottawa child members will be emailed a Parental Consent Form from firstname.lastname@example.org with instructions on how the parent/guardian can consent, complete the form and send it back to ACTRA Toronto, ACTRA Ottawa or Malatest (the third-party research company conducting the census).
This is an online initiative. ACTRA Toronto and ACTRA Ottawa Members will receive personalized census email invitations to the email address they have supplied to ACTRA, which will include a link to the census and your unique access code.
The deadline to complete the census is October 8th, 2017.
Depending on the detail of your answers, The ACTRA Ontario Census will take about 10 minutes.
You can complete the census on your desktop, tablet or smartphone. All you need is an internet connection and an email invite!
To thank you for your participation, you can enter a draw to win one of 4 cash prizes of $200! Members who participate in the social media prize draw will be entered into a separate draw to win a $200 cash prize. Details for both draws are in the census. Both prize draws are not open to residents of Quebec.
The census email invite will be sent to whatever email address ACTRA Toronto or ACTRA Ottawa has on file for you (the same email address that you receive ACTRA eblasts to). If you still can’t find it:
If you still cannot find your census email invite, please contact ACTRA Toronto at 416-928-2278, Toll-free at 1-877-913-2278 or email@example.com
We will be holding an “Ontario ACTRA Census at PAL Day” where ACTRA staff will be available to give members who don’t have an email address access to the census. The details are:
Ontario ACTRA Census at PAL Day
(for members who do not have an email address)
Wednesday September 13th, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Performing Arts Lodge
110 The Esplanade
(The event will be held in the “Green Room” of PAL)
ACTRA Toronto members – Please contact ACTRA as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-928-2278.
ACTRA Ottawa members – Please contact ACTRA as soon as possible at email@example.com or 613-565-2168.
The online census has been formatted to assist members with visual impairments. Please click the “Accessibility” button in the top right-hand corner of the screen to switch to the Accessibility mode.
Yes. You can leave and re-enter the census as many times as you need to with your access code (provided to you when you begin the census) until the census data collection period closes on October 8th.
R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. (Malatest) has been commissioned by ACTRA Toronto and ACTRA Ottawa to conduct The ACTRA Ontario Census. R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. is one of Canada’s largest independently owned and operated research and evaluation firms. The research company is also a Gold Seal Member of the Market Research & Intelligence Association (MRIA) and, as such, must adhere to the MRIA Codes of Conduct that are based on the principles underlying the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
No. All of the information that you share will remain anonymous for reporting purposes. This means that only researchers at R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. will have access to your responses and feedback; ACTRA Toronto and ACTRA Ottawa will never see your individual responses. The final report will be summarized; your answers will not include any personal identifiers and will be reviewed only in aggregate format.
At the conclusion of The Ontario ACTRA Census, members will be invited to anonymously compare their census data with existing records of overall member auditions and employment history.
Permitting ACTRA to compare this information will be very effective to show how representative the Canadian screen industry is and it would reveal any opportunity or wage gaps.
ACTRA Toronto members – If you would like further information from ACTRA please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-928-2278.
ACTRA Ottawa members – If you would like further information from ACTRA please contact email@example.com or 613-565-2168.
Please contact Kamaria Francis, Researcher, at R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd., at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 1-800-598-0161 (416-644-0161 in Toronto).