President’s Message Archive

Thursday, April 16, 2020
ACTRA National President David Sparrow provides an update for members on the work of your union as we navigate our way through the COVID-19 health crisis.
Thursday, March 26, 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 y...
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
ACTRA National President David Sparrow talks about how things are heating up in Ottawa right now for Canadian performers.
Monday, January 20, 2020
Your union has spent years lobbying governments to get more Canada on our screens. Our efforts, and those of our industry partners, have been successful, resulting in nationally and internationally acclaimed CanCon shows like Trailer Park Boys, 19...
Thursday, September 26, 2019
The year 2007 was fraught with frustration as professional ACTRA performers haggled with producers for fair pay when our work was used online. Our frustration escalated and eventually led to the first strike in our union’s then over 60-year-history.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The federal election on October 21 may be a pivotal point in Canada’s cultural history. Now is the time to step up, make our voices heard and to collectively shine a spotlight on issues affecting Canadian performers and the film, television and di...
Thursday, August 15, 2019
This year, ACTRA will be celebrating Labour Day from coast to coast. Why do we march and celebrate? Because actors are workers too. Arts workers have helped weave the fabric of our nation and project Canada to the world.