ACTRA Toronto is committed to safe, harassment-free workplaces. Find out about our policies on our Discrimination & Harassment Policy page.

Scroll down or use the Quick Links below to learn more about ACTRA Toronto’s evolving workplan to prevent Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Bullying and Violence.

To Report Harassment:

24/7 Emergency Reporting:

  • HAVEN HELPLINE (Harassment and Violence Emergency Network) :

Online Harassment Complaint Form

Need counselling or other health services, including crisis support?

  • The Members and Family Assistance Program (MFAP Support) is available to members who have Bronze, Silver or Gold level benefits through AFBS. Call 1-844-880-9142.
  • Identify yourself as having access to the MFAP through AFBS. You will need to provide your ACTRA membership number and date of birth.

Statement from ACTRA on the safety of women in the entertainment and media industry

The disturbing allegations about producer Harvey Weinstein are an important reminder of the work we all need to do to make workspaces safe for all performers. We know sexual discrimination and sexual harassment are very real issues in the industry and in society as a whole. We also know, sadly, how prevalent and difficult predatory behaviour is to report. As industry leaders, we all have a role to play in ending the culture of silence. It’s incumbent upon all of us to combat it and create a safe space for victims to speak out without fear of retribution or harassment. ACTRA works hard to ensure safe and respectful working environments for our members and industry partners, but we know there’s much more to do. We take reports of harassment and bullying very seriously. We are going to work with our industry partners to build on what we are already doing. This will require an industry-wide effort to address a systemic problem that has existed and often been ignored for way too long. We all have to and will do better.
ACTRA National President David Sparrow
ACTRA National Vice-President Alvin Sanders
ACTRA Toronto President Theresa Tova

Workplan Updates (2017 – Present)

Friday, March 06, 2020 Sexual Harassment
Best Practices for Scenes involving Nudity, Intimacy, Simulated Sex and Sexual Violence We are thrilled to launch the Best Practices for Scenes involving Nudity, Intimacy, Simulated Sex and Sexual Violence for International Women’s Day. The...
Friday, September 20, 2019 Sexual Harassment
With the guidance and support of the ACTRA Toronto Council and Ad hoc Committee on Preventing Sexual Harassment, ACTRA Toronto continues to play a leading role in helping to change the culture in the industry. HAVEN Helpline On June 1st, th...
Monday, June 17, 2019 Sexual Harassment
HAVEN Helpline We are thrilled to announce the launch of HAVEN Helpline on June 1, 2019. HAVEN (Harassment and Violence Emergency Network) is a joint initiative of ACTRA and the Directors Guild of Canada. HAVEN is a national 24/7 bilingual inc...
Saturday, December 01, 2018 Sexual Harassment
Improved Protections in the New IPA The new Independent Production Agreement coming into effect on January 1, 2019 includes improved protections for performers in the areas of discrimination and harassment. Some highlights from the new agreeme...
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 Sexual Harassment
Update 5 As we pass the one-year anniversary of that watershed Weinstein story, it is a time to take stock of our anti-harassment work at ACTRA Toronto to date. Training, Education and Resources Since November 2017, we have organized 14...
Friday, June 15, 2018 Sexual Harassment
Update 4 On June 10th, the Canadian Creative Industries launched the website Following the release (on International Women’s Day) of the Code of Conduct to Prevent and Respond to Harassment, Discrimination, B...