The office is closed and all meetings are suspended due to the COVID – 19 pandemic.

NCA Referendum Deadline @ online
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm

As an eligible voter in the National Commercial Agreement (NCA) referendum, you were emailed a voting information package from ACTRA National on August 25.

As we were preparing for negotiations this past spring, we heard in focus groups and through member surveys about the need to improve terms and conditions and options that would help create new work opportunities for ACTRA members.

Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Commercial work, with very few exceptions, stopped. As with the film and television side of our work, the impact of COVID-19 on the advertising industry has been substantial.

As the industry carefully starts up again, our priority is the development of health and safety protocols and policies for audition and work environments to help the industry reopen and get performers back to work. We are also working with the Engagers and industry partners on identifying steps to ensure greater representation of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in the advertising industry.

Faced with the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, we have agreed to extend the current collective agreement by one year to focus on recovery and the positive steps we can take in our agreement to create and improve work opportunities.

Your ACTRA Toronto Council voted unanimously to support the ratification of the tentative agreement that extends the terms and conditions of the NCA for a year without any changes or concessions.

If you have not already done so, read the Memorandum of Agreement and vote.

Voting closes at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020.

Learn more about referendum voting procedures. If you have any questions, please e-mail us.

All About Animation @ Zoom
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Are you interested in working as a voice performer in animation? Or, are you a fan of shows like Total DramaRamaBeyblade, or Mysticons and want to hear from the performers who bring your favourite characters to life?
Join ACTRA Toronto members Deven Mack, Ana Sani, Stephany Seki and Nicole Stamp as they speak with Voice Committee Chair Cory Doran about their experience in the industry and why they love this engaging and challenging work.
CASCU Special Members Meeting @ Zoom
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Members of the Creative Arts Savings and Credit Union are invited to an information session and a special members meeting about exciting changes that will improve financial services for the entertainment industry.

Information about the meetings was mailed to CASCU members and is available on the CASCU website.

ACTRA Toronto Townhall @ Zoom
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For the last 15 years, ACTRA Toronto members have gathered together at our fall conference to participate in professional development workshops, listen to panels and attend a plenary session with guest speakers from the industry and members of the ACTRA Toronto Council. Well, this year isn’t like other years but that doesn’t mean we can’t get together virtually.

  • Celebrate new ACTRA Life Members Jani Lauzon and Jackie Richardson
  • Hear from guest speaker, Nathalie Younglai, founder of BIPOC TV & Film, on efforts across the industry to challenge anti-Black racism
  • Ask questions of our panel of performers about getting back to work with new COVID protocols in place
  • Catch up on the latest news from the Union
ACTRA Awards Submission Deadline
Oct 31 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

The ACTRA Awards in Toronto recognize exceptional performances in TV, film, shorts, web-series including low-budget and member-initiated films.

The categories are Male, Female, Male Voice and Female Voice.

Is there a performance by a colleague from last year that you think ought to be recognized?

Basic Dues Suspension Deadline
Nov 15 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Basics of Managing Money as a Performer during Covid-19
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A conversation about money during the pandemic

Does money feel especially stressful and uncertain right now? Afraid to look in your bank account? Feel like you don’t know how long your money will last?

Register for our latest Financial Literacy session! In Basics of Managing Money as a Performer during COVID-19, ACTRA members Chris Enns (Certified Financial Planner) and Emily Nixon (both of Rags to Reasonable) walk you through the basics of overall money management and their application to life in the pandemic.

A FREE live session open to all ACTRA Toronto members in good standing (including Full Members, Apprentices and AABP members).

Ontario Green Screen Community Meeting
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
FilmOntario Annual General Meeting
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for the FilmOntario Annual General Meeting, Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 4 PM.

It has been quite a year and we are looking forward to getting together with our industry partners virtually for an update on activities and to hear from some special guest speakers.

This year’s AGM will be held over Zoom. Everyone who is part of a FilmOntario Member Company or Organization (ACTRA Toronto is a founding member of FilmOntario, so this means you!) is welcome to attend, but pre-registration is required. Details about the speaker line-up will be released soon.

International Women’s Day
Mar 8 all-day