Welcome to Equity in Theatre


Our Stakeholders
Representatives from these organizations sit on the EIT Steering Committee, working together to improve equity in Canadian theatre
Equity in Theatre is run out of Playwrights Guild of Canada.
PGC is a registered national arts service association mandated to advance the creative rights and interests of professional Canadian playwrights, promote Canadian plays nationally and internationally, and foster an active, evolving community of writers for the stage.
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Adhoc Assembly (Artists Driving Holistic Organisational Change) is comprised of Canadian performing arts companies and artists who are dedicated to the continued and sustained forward movement of ethno-cultural and socially diverse performance works, artistic processes and traditions.

Associated Designers of Canada (ADC) is a national, professional non-profit arts service organization dedicated to promoting, pursuing and protecting the interests of set, costume, lighting, projection and sound designers working within the performing arts in Canada.

Canadian Actors' Equity Association represents professional artists including performers (actors, singers, dancers), directors, choreographers, fight directors and stage managers, engaged in theatre, opera and dance in English Canada.
Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) is a movement of Indigenous and ethno-racial artists engaged in empowering the arts communities of Ontario.
DDMAAC cultivates the broader appreciation for, increased investment in and the national promotion of Canada’s Deaf, Disability & Mad Arts domain.
The Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance is a multifaceted organization with geographically and artistically diverse Indigenous performing artists, arts organizations and our allies.
We represent Canadian LMDA members at a regional and executive level. We promote the development of practical and innovative approaches to dramaturgy across Canada, encouraging dialogue and camaraderie across our extensive national network of artists.
Pat the Dog Theatre Creation champions Ontario playwrights and plays to build upon a vibrant theatre that demands new and innovative works.
PACT is the collective voice of professional Canadian theatres, a leader in the national performing arts community, and a devoted advocate for the value of live performance.
Our Funders
The Equity in Theatre project has been possible due to partner contributions, and indispensable funding from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Special thanks to Metcalf Foundation for awarding Jennie Egerdie with a Metcalf Internship Grant to work on the Equity in Theatre initiative. 
This website is the result of generous support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Thank you one and all!
Canada Council for the Arts
Ontario Arts Council
Ontario Trillium Foundation