ACTRA is described in its Constitution as “a federation of Branches/Local Unions, national in scope, representing performers in the live transmission, recorded and digital media.”

ACTRA Toronto is an independent branch or local union of ACTRA, the Alliance of Cinema, Television and Radio Artists. It is governed by a Council of elected members of the union with the support of union staff, in accordance with the ACTRA Toronto By-Laws and with the ACTRA Constitution and ACTRA National By-Laws.