In recent years, there has been a welcome push to cast productions with performers from underrepresented groups, including but not limited to performers living with a disability and performers who are gender-diverse, Black, Indigenous, or Persons of Colour (BIPOC). The ACTRA membership has a plethora of diverse performers to fit every production’s needs.

If you are seeking Canadian talent from a specific community, please see the resources below to aid you in your search, and read the Being Seen report on Authentic Casting.
 
If you’re a Producer seeking a Canadian Casting Director, please visit the Casting Director’s Society of Canada.
 
To view the below information in a searchable table format, please click here.
 
Disclaimer: Resources linked are for informational purposes only, and do not necessarily reflect those of ACTRA. ACTRA assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of these resources. The information shared within this database is provided by ACTRA on an ‘as is” basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, suitability or timeliness. Please consult with professional advisors familiar with your particular situation for advice concerning specific matters before making any decisions.

Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC)

diversity.ACTRAonline.ca: ACTRA’s online searchable database of Diverse Professional Talent.
accessreelworld.ca: Search Canadian Black, Indigenous, People of Colour Creatives, Crews, Production Staff and Executives.
arraycrew.com: Created by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, ARRAY Crew is a personnel database designed to connect below-the-line crew professionals from underrepresented backgrounds, with producers, studio executives and department heads.
collectivebunch.com: The Collective Bunch Society is a community of diverse talent based in Vancouver, available for Canadian and American productions and media companies to hire.
diversityshowcase.ca: This website features a small selection of diverse performers from ACTRA Toronto, with additional showcases coming soon.
Film in Colour is an online tool intended for users to discover, hire, and collaborate with Film/TV industry professionals of colour, including Directors, Writers, Producers, Editors, Crew, Executives, Curators, Comedians, and more.
HireBIPOC.com is the definitive and ubiquitous industry-wide roster of Canadian BIPOC creatives and crew working in screen-based industries.
Stunt POC is a website database listing Stunt Performers of Color in Film and Television throughout the Unites States and Canada.

2SLGBTQIA+

Out On Set is a database for North American LGBTQ+ film & television crew and creative talent.
The Queer Vox LGBTQIA+ VO Directory, created by QV member Anjali Kunapaneni, is a database of queer/trans VO talent.

Additional talent databases

ACTRAonline.ca: ACTRA’s online searchable database of Professional Talent.
background.ACTRAonline.ca: ACTRA’s online searchable database of professional background talent.
voice.ACTRAonline.ca: This site was developed to help casting directors and producers identify professional voice talent for their commercials, animation, narration/e-learning and videogame productions.
StuntList.com: Welcome to StuntList, a list of world-class stunt performers living, working or looking for work in Canada.
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