Every Plate Full

Hi Team 828! Our event at Hamilton Food Share last Saturday was a tremendous success. A big thank you to all who attended. It was a great way to kick off our Every Plate Full campaign. We have been paired with Hamilton Food Share for this year’s campaign. It was […]


NEW AFC PSA on CBC!

The AFC is pleased to announce that a Public Service Announcement on The AFC – the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry – is now airing on CBC TV and CBC.ca. The 60-second spot, which showcases how even the most celebrated performers and technicians can find themselves needing help after an unforeseen event upends their lives, can also be viewed at https://youtu.be/TlEmVpbQuBs. The PSA would not have been possible without the amazing generosity of CBC, who provided the talent and resources to shoot and produce the video and donated valuable airtime to let Canadians know about the important work The AFC does. The AFC would also like to thank IATSE for their generous assistance in the production of the PSA, and all the performers and technicians who graciously donated their time and talent. To learn more about the PSA or The AFC, please visit AFChelps.ca.

 


The Fascinating History of the IATSE

Did you know?!  The first member card was issued in 1886?! First union members (later Local One) used a strike to win such victories as a $1-a-day wage.  Foolish producers in houses such as the Academy of Music tried to hire strikebreakers to perform the work of experienced stagehands.  When […]


Stratford Festival Hiring Scenic Art Apprentice

  Would you like to play a meaningful role with North America’s leading classical repertory theatre? At the Stratford Festival, we attract the world’s finest talent, offering a unique experience for staff, artists, and actors alike. If you would like to be a part of this exciting organization, we are […]


Labour Studies Certicate Programme at McMaster University

Education Designed for Workers The McMaster Labour Studies Certificate Program offers working people an opportunity to better understand and act upon the complex problems they face in their day to day lives. Courses examine the lives and experiences of working people, the changing nature of work, the impact of government […]


Change in Executive

Please note that Katherine Lilly will be temporarily stepping down from her position as Vice President for unavoidable personal reasons. Steve Mazza has generously offered to help to get all the Health and Welfare and Health Plan renewal in place for this year. If you have any questions can you […]


Actors Fund of Canada!!!

The AFC is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry. Previously known as the Actors’ Fund of Canada, The AFC provides compassionate and confidential support to help Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity and ability to work. The AFC is an expression of the community’s good will, helping entertainment professionals […]


Welcome Katherine; Thanks Steve!

We would like to extend our deeply felt gratitude to Steve Mazza for his years of service on the executive board as Vice President, and we welcome Katherine Lilley back to the executive as she steps in to take over from Steve. Katherine was Business Agent for several years until […]