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Community Consultations

Community Consultations

PACT is holding community consultations across the country about the Canadian Theatre Agreement

As previously announced, PACT is conducting a series of community consultations about the future of the most influential labour agreement in Canadian Theatre, the CTA.

You may know that the PACT membership overwhelmingly rejected the proposed agreement at the last AGM. PACT members recognized the need to have a more diverse practice and to broaden the scope of partnerships from within equity seeking communities.

Because the Canadian Theatre Agreement, negotiated between PACT and Canadian Actors’ Equity Association, influences practice across professional theatre both inside and outside PACT membership, it is vital for PACT to take into consideration how a newly negotiated CTA will affect the larger theatre community.

In a quest to create modernized and more inclusive working conditions in the practice of theatre, we are conducting these consultations across the country and hope to reach the widest possible swath of theatre practitioners, both within and outside the PACT membership. The consultations are open to PACT members and non-member organizations and producers.

We are intentionally seeking the participation of producers from equity seeking communities. If producers from the BIPOC, disability arts or other marginalized communities require financial assistance in order to make attendance more feasible, please contact Sara Meurling in the PACT office at sara@pact.ca.

Additionally, travel assistance may be available for organizations or producers from rural or remote communities. Please inform the PACT office if ASL interpretation is required at any of the sessions. Due to limited resources, electronic participation in the consultations is not available.

Times, dates and locations

To help us plan these events, register via the links below. All times listed are in the local time zone.

Toronto – Young People’s Theatre
October 30th, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Winnipeg – Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
November 5th, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Edmonton – Citadel Theatre
November 6th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Montreal – Centaur Theatre
November 12th, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stratford – Stratford Festival Theatre
November 15th, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Vancouver – Performance Works
November 20th, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Calgary – Theatre Calgary
November 21st, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Halifax – Neptune Theatre
November 22nd, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

St. John’s – LSPU Hall
November 23rd, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Saskatoon – Persephone Theatre
November 24th, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

If you have any questions, contact Eleanor Antoncic, PACT’s Labour Relations Manager, at eleanor@pact.ca.

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