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‘Twas the night before year-end, and all through the landNot a theatre was open, no props nor stagehand.The audience was sent home, and so was the castThe second wave of Covid arrived here so fast.Since Springtime our gigs have been…
Brent is a lighting and media designer who has worked throughout the entertainment industry for over 15 years. He spent time video directing tours, programming lights for concerts, corporates, and cruise ships, and shooting and editing custom content with his…
Mike has been working 38 years in the live entertainment industry. He is a proud member of IATSE Local 357 and is the Head Stage Electrician at Centre in the Square. Currently, they are working a modified contract recording symphony concerts…
Antony is from Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has been in the entertainment industry for 7 years. Working from general AV to lighting/video. Antony 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…
Filming or other on-site activities, especially those that require the gathering of workers, performers or others are not permitted to resume in Stage 1.
Today, our government announced more details about our $500 million investment to support these industries. The distribution of funding will include: – Up to $326.8 million to be administrated by Canadian Heritage and divided among select departmental programs and Portfolio agencies as well as key delivery organizations. Specifically: –>$198.3 million will be provided to the […]
While the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, the legislation and regulations used to govern Ontario’s workplaces are not. Under Ontario law, employers have the duty to keep workers and work sites safe and free of hazards. Workers have the right to refuse unsafe work. If health and safety concerns are not resolved internally, a worker […]
This is not a legal document and employers are advised to seek legal advice. Employers and constructors have obligations to protect workers from hazards in the workplace as set out in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations and the directives coming from the Chief Medical Officer of Health.Workers should raise any […]
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Join industry thought leaders in a series of panel discussions around current challenges, crisis management strategies and solutions needed to navigate through the COVID-19 crisis.
Canadian Government is proposing to offer commercial rent relief in the form of loans for landlords of small and medium-sized businesses that would cover up to three-quarters of tenants’ payments for three months, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.
Friday, Apr 24, 2020, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Friday, May 08, 2020, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Friday, May 15, 2020, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Resources, community, and support to help performing arts professionals maintain financial health and well-being during this challenging time. Presented by Financial Wellness Counselor Rebecca Selkowe, J.D., each single-session […]
In this FREE interactive training, CM and HARP will bring some of CM’s Basic Rigging Practices and present them virtually
$9B aid package aimed at students $1250/month for months of May – August $1750 if the student is taking care of someone or has a disability. Working students earning less than $1,000 per month can apply Payments will be made through CRA “The benefit can be accessed by those in post-secondary school now, headed to […]
Policies vary by carrier, so it’s always best to visit your airline’s COVID-19 resource pages directly for the most up-to-date information and guidance. Trip Advisor has aggregated links to those resources on their site, where you can find all of the most recent updates from your airline of choice. To exchange information with other travelers […]
BeanBagChat offers free, safe, and engaging support with: online peer support and/or counselling from partner organizations online mental health support tools a path to face-to-face peer support and counselling at partner organizations
Develop your skills and your career with resources to learn at your own pace, or with Unity experts. COVID-19 community support: Unity is committed to supporting our community of creators during this challenging time. Get three months of complimentary access to Unity Learn Premium, and join Create with Code Live, a virtual course for students, […]
A comprehensive hub of benefits the federal government, provinces and territories are offering to people financially affected by the coronavirus.