Professional Associations

Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television & Radio Artists (ACTRA)
Represents the collective bargaining needs of more than 11,000 professional artists across Canada in the film, television and radio industry.


American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
A professional association dedicated to promoting the interests of professional musicians and conductors to Canadian theatres.


Associated Designers of Canada (ADC)
A professional association dedicated to promoting the interests of set, costume, sound and lighting designers in Canadian theatre.


Canadian Actors' Equity Association (Equity)
Canadian Actors' Equity Association is the professional association of performers, directors, choreographers and stage managers in Canada, who are engaged in English-language live performance including the stage, opera, ballet and dance.


International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
IATSE is the labour union representing technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, film and television production, and trade shows.


Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC)
PGC represents over 300 members, distributes more than 1,500 Canadian plays, and publishes up to ten new books annually.  Formerly Playwrights Union of Canada (PUC).


Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)
With over 110 theatres as members (all linked to their website), PACT is the national trade and service association representing professional English-language theatre in Canada.


Union des Artistes (UdA)
Professional association of theatre artists who are engaged in French-language live performance in Canada.


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