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What is ACTRA?

A message from ACTRA Toronto President, David Gale:

“ACTRA is a member-driven union that secures the rights of, and promotes respect for the work of professional performers in the recorded media across Canada, in languages other than French. ACTRA represents more than 21,000 professional performers across Canada. In Gordon Pinsent’s words, “ ACTRA is the house that Canadian performers have built for themselves.”

Representing 15,000 Ontario performers, ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA and a strong voice for all Canadian Performers. ACTRA Toronto is the engine that powers our national union’s fight for better rates and working conditions at the bargaining table and for legislative and regulatory changes that create more work opportunities for our members and our industry.

ACTRA members can be proud of the work they have done together. Achievements such as regulated working hours, meal periods, residual payments, safe sets, health and insurance plans and better protection of child and other performer’s rights have all been enormous gains, won through collective action and the dedication of ACTRA members.

Since 1943, ACTRA has been working with one goal: to make things better for performers. With your help, we will continue to make good on that promise.

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