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 A message from ACTRA Toronto President, Theresa Tova

 Running for Council

 ACTRA Toronto Local Union Election Guide 2019

A message from ACTRA Toronto President,Theresa Tova

ACTRA Toronto President Theresa Tova - headshotDear Members:

This fall, we will hold elections for our ACTRA Toronto Council. 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 get involved by nominating a member you respect or by choosing to run yourself.

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.

Serving on ACTRA Toronto Council is fun, and it’s a great way to give something back while learning more about how our industry works in Toronto, in Ontario and across Canada. So consider running if you’re ready, or encourage someone you respect to run, if you’re not.

Remember, ACTRA Toronto Council Elections are conducted online. Nomination forms, candidates’ statements and online balloting information will all be sent to the email address we have on file for you so please 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.

In solidarity,

Theresa Tova
President, ACTRA Toronto

Running for Council

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.

Their responsibilities include:

    • Wisely stewarding the union’s resources by setting an annual budget and Operating Plan;
    1. Building ACTRA Toronto’s collective power by participating through committees to involve ACTRA’s diverse membership in activities, events, and contract negotiations;
    1. Increasing work opportunities and improving working conditions for ACTRA Toronto members by planning and engaging in ACTRA’s public policy and advocacy campaigns; and
    1. 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.

Taking the next step…

Consider running for Council or encourage someone you respect to run.

The formal call for nominations will go out by email to members on August 30th. Links to the nomination forms can be found in the  ACTRA Toronto Local Union Election Guide 2019. Nominations forms be completed and returned by: Friday, October 4, 2019.

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