POLLS ARE OPEN! VOTE TODAY.
A message from ACTRA Toronto President,Theresa Tova
Our ACTRA Toronto Council Elections are underway. Online voting opened on Friday, October 25 at 9:00 a.m. (EDT) and closes November 24 at 5:00 pm (EDT). ACTRA Toronto is a democratic organization, led by and elected by working members just like you.
On-set health and safety, working terms and conditions, preference of engagement, and work opportunities are a just few of the areas that require the attention of a thoughtful, creative and responsive elected leadership. The selection of that leadership is up to us. So, please, exercise your privilege as a FULL Member in good standing and vote!
Your 24 Councillors provide the vision to move our union forward, and they make the steering decisions that guide our managers and staff. Councillors should be patient, imaginative team players with well-developed communication skills, a strong desire to improve the working terms and conditions of their fellow performers and a good sense of humour. Broad experience working under ACTRA’s many agreements is preferred, and members representing all of ACTRA’s wonderful diversity of peoples and talents are encouraged to run.
In these challenging times, choosing the team that will lead us forward is vitally important. Read the candidates’ statements, do your homework on the issues currently facing performers and VOTE ONLINE. VOTE TODAY!
IMPORTANT: ACTRA Toronto Council Elections are conducted online. Voting credentials and instructions were sent on October 23rd to the email address we have on file for you. If you can’t find the email, check your Spam/Junk Mail folder. If you still can’t find it, contact Member Services and ensure that your contact information is up to date.
Everything you need to know about the 2019 ACTRA Toronto Council and ACTRA Toronto Stunt Committee elections can be found in our ACTRA Toronto Local Union Election Guide 2019
Watch your email inbox and this page for updates.
President, ACTRA Toronto
ACTRA Toronto Council 101
What does an ACTRA Toronto Councillor do?
ACTRA Toronto Council meets monthly, except for one month in the summer. Councillors pool their work experience, their familiarity with our collective agreements, and their shared passion for building a more robust and sustainable industry in Toronto to make things better for all ACTRA Toronto members.
The responsibilities of an ACTRA Toronto Councillor include:
- Wisely stewarding the union’s resources by setting an annual budget and Operating Plan;
- Building ACTRA Toronto’s collective power by participating through committees to involve ACTRA’s diverse membership in activities, events, and contract negotiations;
- Increasing work opportunities and improving working conditions for ACTRA Toronto members by planning and engaging in ACTRA’s public policy and advocacy campaigns; and
- Sending delegates to represent ACTRA Toronto on ACTRA’s National Council
Who is eligible?
Full Members in good standing are eligible to nominate someone to run for ACTRA Toronto Council or to run themselves. (See the ACTRA Toronto Local Union Election Guide 2019 for all the ACTRA Toronto election policies and procedures.) And remember, our diversity is our strength. ACTRA Toronto is committed to gender equality and the representation of physically and culturally diverse performers throughout the union.