Member Handbook – 6 – Friends and Alliance Partners
Understanding that advocating for more work opportunities for our members is most effective when aligned with other industry groups, ACTRA Toronto helped found Ontario’s screen-based advocacy group, FilmOntario.
FilmOntario is an industry-funded, non-partisan screen-based (film/interactive/television) consortium 30,000 strong, of companies, producers, unions, financial services and organizations within Ontario. Their emphasis is on marketing Ontario as a screen-based content creator and production jurisdiction, and working with all levels of government so that policies and programs ensure our international competitiveness.
ACTRA has many friends in the wider Labour community: a strategic alliance with United Steelworkers and membership in the Canadian Labour Congress.
We know we can count on our labour allies for support during tough rounds of bargaining or when delivering a message to government and the public. Retired Steelworkers provided ready in-person support during our only strike. Our allies know they can count on us too. We honour picket lines and boycotts and we make noise, as only we can do, when our allies ask for our help.
ACTRA has reciprocal agreements with Canadian Actors’ Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, Union des Artistes, British Equity and the Canadian Federation of Musicians. ACTRA is a member of the international organization of actors’ unions, the International Federation of Actors.
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