Sandi Ross Awards
The Sandi Ross Awards celebrate an individual and a company who incorporate diversity and inclusion in their work.
The awards are named after the late actor Sandi Ross, the first woman and person of colour to be president of ACTRA Toronto and the founder of ACTRA Toronto’s first diverse talent directory, Into the Mainstream. The directory continues online at Diversity.ACTRAonline.ca, and is a useful tool for producers and casting directors to cast inclusively.
ACTRA Toronto’s Diversity Committee advocates on behalf of ACTRA Toronto’s self-identified physically and culturally diverse performers and calls for a more inclusive media industry.
Video: Sandi Ross clip from the 1997 ACTRA Toronto archives.