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.

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We are collecting, and taking your concerns to government.
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Browse our collection of resources and use them to get help.
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Let’s not forget who we are, and what brings us together.

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Brent Sandrock

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…

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Mike Maclean

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…

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Antony Kahil

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…

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Sabrina Mueller

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…

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Thank you, and Be Well

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…

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Latest Resources:

Many people have become increasingly concerned about the rising number of suicides and the prevalence of alcohol/substance misuse within the entertainment industry. By its very nature our industry can impact your physical and emotional health due to long hours, pressure to push your body, and high workplace stress. In response, Behind the Scenes and other […]

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Posted 10 months ago

LIVE WORKSHOP SERIES: Microphone Applications For Stage And Sound with Chris Pyron APR 1, 2020 11:00 AM CST4:00 PM GMT 6:00 PM CET 12:00 AM SGT (April 2nd) Getting great sound starts at the source. In this course, we’ll look at the different types of microphones, their applications, and how to choose the right mic […]

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During this morning’s address to the country, Prime Minister Trudeau offered more important details on the Government of Canada’s Emergency Wage Subsidy that was first announced on Friday of last week. The following eligibility parameters and details were announced: Businesses that can show that their revenues have decreased at least 30% since the start of […]

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COVID-19 pandemic. When will it end? Our purpose is simple: spreading positivity during this tough time in our history and informing people of hope. We focus on bringing you news about successful recovery reports.

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We have all imagined our work life a little differently right now. Yet, social distancing and working from home is not a reason to stop educating yourself – for many it presents an opportunity to take on more industry-relevant technical knowledge that will benefit us in the future.  Sennheiser is pleased to announce a series […]

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Posted 10 months ago

Since many of us are stuck at home these days, we thought it would be a great time to do a bit of extra mic training. This week DPA’s own Bo Brinck will be talking about a wide range of topics, showing you tips and tricks and generally sharing his passion and knowledge about microphones […]

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Posted 10 months ago

REAPERis a complete digital audio production application for computers, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset. REAPER supports a vast range of hardware, digital formats and plugins, and can be comprehensively extended, scripted and modified.

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Posted 10 months ago

From the Illuminating Engineering Society The Light & Color Course Package includes five courses that represent important aspects of light and color, including TM-30, evaluating Spectral Power Distribution, the history of Correlated Color Temperature, and more. Buy these courses as a package, and you get access to five courses for the price of four.

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Posted 10 months ago

For all of those who want to learn more about Astera software and hardware we now offer free webinars.

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Posted 10 months ago

Welcome to the Smaart Training Webinar playlist page. Beginning on Monday, March 30th, webinars will be live streamed every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 2PM Eastern Time (6PM UTC). Mondays & Wednesdays – Smaart Operator Fundamentals with Jamie Anderson Fridays – Smaart special-topic seminars with Chris Tsanjoures For those who cannot/do not want to view […]

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Posted 10 months ago

April 1st 2020 at 2pm Training will be done on zoom and the link for zoom will be posted on the link below

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Posted 10 months ago

The IATSE is lobbying the government on behalf of entertainment workers who are losing work due to COVID-19.  Although there are sectors that we don’t currently represent, as the union behind entertainment, we believe all workers have the right to be represented and so we are fighting for everyone, regardless of membership status. In order […]

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Posted 10 months ago

This vlog has been created in part as a response to these difficult times connected to the COVID- 19 pandemic, but also to remind us all that we can all reach out and help others. As we all know, the spread of COVID-19 has caused many Canadians to change their everyday lives to help “flatten […]

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