TORONTO, ON (May 20 2021) – Trevor Hampden has been appointed Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, ACTRA National. He will support ACTRA’s objectives to improve the working lives of Canadian professional performers and oversee strategies to ensure more diverse representation on all of our screens.

Trevor brings 25 years of progressive media, broadcasting, financial and not-for-profit experience to ACTRA. In his roles working within community and culture he successfully launched the Canadian Association of Black Journalists, was Chair of the Board Obsidian Theatre (Canada’s leading culturally diverse theatre company) and was Head of Marketing Communications for WorldPride (Canada’s largest arts and cultural festival to-date). In his senior roles within corporate Canada, Trevor has worked for Dynamic Funds, DundeeWealth, TD Bank and McCarthy Tétrault. Trevor has advocated for social change on behalf of numerous groups including Black, LGBTQ2+, At-Risk-Youth, and Women’s voices and organizations. He has worked as a researcher, assignment editor and producer with numerous media outlets including the Business News Network, the National PostCP24CityTV and CBC. Trevor holds a Graduate Degree in Journalism from Ryerson University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from York University.

Trevor will be reporting to Marie Kelly, National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator of ACTRA National. “We look forward to working with Trevor to advance the work opportunities and conditions of our professional performers,” said Ms. Kelly. “We are pleased to welcome Trevor to our ACTRA National leadership team.”

About ACTRA
ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of over 27,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.

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Media Contact: Carol Taverner, Public Relations Officer, ACTRA National, tel: 416-644-1519, email: ctaverner@actra.ca