We are a resource and voice for Canadian live event workers who have lost their livelihood due to COVID-19 shutting down events worldwide. Please reach out and tell your story, and tune in for support.
Anthony is from Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has been in the entertainment industry for 7 years. Working from general AV to lighting/video. Anthony now lives in Toronto and freelances for various companies pre-covid. He currently does lighting and video for…
Sabrina has an 18-year career in live events that has included both theatre and corporate events. She is currently the Operations Manager of the Pumphouse Theatres in Calgary and freelances as a Production Manager and Lighting Technician. The Pumphouse Theatres…
Vice President and Call Steward IATSE Local 680 – Worker Advocate
Jennifer is the Production/Admin Assistant at The Starlite Room/ConcertWorks and former Account Manager for NASCO
Nicole is the founder of #WeBuildEntertainment, technician, and a life long community builder.
This Thanksgiving weekend we would like to express our thanks to the amazing live event community. In the absence of shows, concerts and conventions, we may not have not been as connected with our ‘work families’ as usual – it…
Hot on the heels of a successful Canadian Day of Visibility for the Live Event Community, the global organization #WeMakeEvents is calling on live event companies and people to reach out across the world. (more…) “Global Day of Action”
Harrison has been an instrumental past of the Live Event Community execution team since its early days as an important resource for out-of-work workers.
Ce que nous avons vu mardi était sans précédent. Les lieux d’événements en direct, les fournisseurs et les travailleurs du théâtre, du spectacle, des événements d’entreprise et des secteurs connexes se sont réunis. Ils ont mis en lumière l’ensemble de notre industrie à l’un des moments les plus sombres de son histoire.
Minister Chrystia Freeland, introduced Bill C-9, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy), which created an enhanced rent subsidy program, and well as extending the wage subsidy through until June 2021. As previously announced, these business supports are proposed to include: The new Canada Emergency […]
Sapsis is now offering Free Weekly Remote Training Sessions NOTE: A registration link will be provided for individual sessions at about 10AM the Friday before that session. If you don’t see the link or a status of the registration, first try refreshing your browser page, and if that doesn’t work, please email the webmanager Make […]
The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are directly affected by COVID-19 and are not entitled to Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. It replaces the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). If you are eligible for the CRB, you can receive $1,000 ($900 after taxes withheld) for a 2-week period. If your situation continues past 2 weeks, you […]
CERB Extended This will make it a total of 28 Weeks (Vs the original 26 weeks) of the original CERB Program. They have added 4 weeks to make it to Sept 27th Starting Sept 27th for the new The Canada Recovery Benefit *NEW* Canadian Recovery Benefit CRB starting Sept 27th 2020 is for people who […]
August 17-20, 2020 The CITT annual conference is going virtual for 2020. This year, Rendez-vous is presented on a Pay What You Can basis. We recognize the enormous effect on the production industry of the COVID-19 virus and the associated loss of work many of our members are experiencing, and as such we have given […]
This program is designed to communicate the most current health and safety information relevant to our community of filmmakers, producers, crew, and industry professionals. The materials in these guidelines have been reviewed by medical experts and sourced using reputable, science-driven resources. You’ll receive a Safe Sets™ COVID-19 Certificate when you complete the course. The certificate demonstrates to […]
As we reach the conclusion of the 600MHz UHF spectrum reallocation, it is even more crucial for wireless systems to feature smart technologies that maximize channel count and enhance operational stability. The latest digital wireless systems from Shure deliver unprecedented performance and reliability in challenging RF environments. In this webinar, learn more about the smart […]
15 May 2020 risk assessment of the performance industry by David Michaels, PhD, MPH, submitted to the Actors’ Equity Association. [PDF]
Please note that information updates are frequent, and this information is relevant as of May 2020. Consult WorkSafeBC’s COVID-19 and returning to safe operation guide and information from the Public Health Office (PHO) for the most up-to-date information.This framework is developed to specifically address the risks associated with COVID-19. It is designed to help organizations […]
Short questionnaire by the Canadian government to help guide you to available benefits.
Canada Development Investment Corporation’s Emergency COVID-19 Mandate CDEV and CEEFC have been mandated to assist the Government of Canada as part of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. As a federal Canadian Crown Corporation established to manage investments assigned to it, CDEV has been mandated to implement the Government of Canada’s Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility in […]
Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses provides relief for small businesses experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. It offers unsecured, forgivable loans to eligible commercial property owners to: reduce the rent owed by their impacted small business tenants meet operating expenses on commercial properties Property owners must offer a minimum of a […]
How it works Post a picture of yourself at work using the hashtag #WeGoUnScene on Instagram, Twitter – or post a picture directly on our Facebook page. Include a short story on why you enjoy working in the entertainment industry. We’ll repost the photo on Instagram or highlight it on our Facebook page to show […]