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COVID-19 UPDATE – March 25, 2020 – Canadian Emergency Response Benefit -

Dear UBCP/ACTRA Member: As you may know, yesterday the Federal Government introduced legislation to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, and this afternoon it received Royal Assent. The legislation provides for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) – a taxable benefit that would provide $2,000 a month for up to four months for workers who lose […]

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Update COVID -19, March 23, 2020 DUES ANNOUNCEMENT -

Dear Fellow UBCP/ACTRA Members, Your Executive Board and Management Team met for their 2nd extraordinary board meeting in a week last Thursday.  We discussed a number of things, all pretty much related to the challenges Members are facing with the halt of production. We have decided to suspend the collection of basic annual dues and to push […]

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A message to share – COVID – 19 -

Please note this announcement today from the Mayor of Vancouver. (Please share with your networks). During a press conference, the Mayor stated: “While many residents have responsibly kept two metres away from others in public, too many people still think the rules do not apply to them. So we’re done asking nicely,” said Mayor Kennedy Stewart. “Our message […]

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Update COVID – 19, March 19, 2020 -

Dear Fellow UBCP/ACTRA Members, Some good news we can report today – staff are in the process of sending out almost 2500 residual cheques. As well we have heard from Warner Bros that the team member from “Riverdale” who was tested for COVID-19 last week has subsequently tested negative. We hope that this will help […]

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A message from ACTRA National President David Sparrow, March 20th, 2020 - In this challenging and unprecedented time, it is important that our ACTRA family takes care of each other. ACTRA members are some of the most thoughtful, compassionate and creative people I know. We will get through this. So please take care of yourselves and your families and stay healthy.
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COVID-19 update from ACTRA National, March 18th, 2020 - As Canadians prepare for the possibility of increased exposure to COVID-19, ACTRA National is ensuring the health and safety of all persons, including our staff and members, by asking ACTRA National staff to work remotely and temporarily closing our office. This is effective immediately and will be in place until further notice. This includes our […]
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With 6,500 Members, the Union of BC Performers (UBCP/ACTRA) is the second largest and fastest growing ACTRA Branch—thriving in the third largest production centre in North America. If you are looking for world class talent  look no further than our Members, whether you want Actors, Stunts, Voice Artists, Background Performers, Puppeteers, Stand Ins, Performance Capture, […]

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