ACTRA Magazine Cover Winter Spring 2024

Welcome to ACTRA

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of over 30,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.

Lockout of ACTRA performers by the ICA & its advertising agencies

More than a year ago the Institute of Canadian Agencies locked out ACTRA performers after 60 years of success working under the National Commercial Agreement, refusing to agree to minimum rights and protections of performers who make their living doing commercials.

ACTRA News You Can Use

Welcome to ACTRA’s News You Can Use. Check back here for all of the latest news, tips, calls to action and advice to make your experience as a member even better!

Get the part with ACTRAonline!

Want to be seen by casting professionals? ACTRAonline is the database of professional ACTRA performers and searchable by casting directors and producers who are signatory to ACTRA. Don’t miss out on casting opportunities, use ACTRAonline today!

Quick Links

ACTRA News Centre

The ACTRAonline Opportunity Pilot Project (AOPP) makes working with ACTRA on digital ads simple and affordable.


ACTRA National

625 Church Street, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M4Y 2G1

Phone: 416-489-1311
Toll Free: 1-800-387-3516

ACTRA National

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

HAVEN Helpline

Available to members of ACTRA, the Directors Guild of Canada and Canadian Actors' Equity Association, HAVEN Helpline is a national, bilingual critical incident reporting line offering counselling and support services.