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Member Handbook

Welcome to PACT!

Whether you are new to the membership or have been a member for a while now and only just starting to explore the services available we hope that you will be able to find what you need on this page. The first section of this digital handbook will highlight some “good to know” things such as services available to you and who our staff members are and how they can help.

As always, feel free to reach out with any questions/ thoughts. Just drop us a line.

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A member account will allow you to download all documents (contracts, templates, etc..) under Labour Relations / Contracts. As well, PACT features an extensive list of resources, including those about Advocacy, Human Resources as well as a Library on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

If you are a new member, your main contact will receive a link to pay your membership dues, once that has been received your main contact will receive a link to create a company profile. Once they have created a company profile, they can navigate to the Invite Staff Members tab and enter the email addresses for staff members who need to have a member account. They will receive a link allowing them to create a member account in a few minutes.

When you create your member account, you will be prompted to select the caucus that best fits with your company. Your region will automatically be entered as you enter the location of your company. In case you don’t know what region or caucus you belong in, view our guide of caucuses and regions.

 

PACT’S programming covers a variety of topics for both artists and arts managers. Events include town halls, peer-to-peer sessions, opportunities to work with partner organizations, as well as the Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award. 

PACT’s Town Hall sessions explore the many pressing issues in Canadian theatre today, including pandemic recovery, anti-racism work, accessible practices, mental health initiatives, and our sector’s response to the climate crisis. Each session features updates from the PACT staff and board, insights from invited guest speakers, and opportunities to connect with colleagues and hear about each other’s work.

PACT’s Peer to Peer sessions are an opportunity to connect with colleagues who work in similar roles at theatres across the country. Led by peer facilitators, these gatherings offer a casual and conversational forum to share ideas, discuss common challenges, and build on successes.

PACT is honoured to work with a number of organizations and grassroots initiatives on projects and events that benefit the Canadian performing arts sector. Events from these partners will be shared to members and non-members on our social media and Industry Newsletter.

The Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award annually celebrates and recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding administrative or managerial leadership within the Canadian theatre community. The award also includes a protégé, chosen by the Award winner, underlining the importance of skills and knowledge transmission in leadership building. View our events calendar to see what’s on at PACT!

Make your voice heard and shape the industry in which you work by sitting on a committee. View the list of committees.

As well, PACT has a Caucus Advisory and a Regional Advisory, where each caucus and region meet on a regular basis to discuss the issues and needs of their respective caucus/region. Each committee addresses major issues facing the PACT membership as well as Canadian theatre as a whole and strives to create a better environment in which theatre can be created. Committee chairs are listed on our Board of Directors. 

Using your PACT account

When logging into your account, there is a dropdown menu from which they can select several options including Member Info, Documents, Communication Preferences, Position Replacement, Artsboard and Logout. Here, you can select “Membership Renewal” or “Colleague Renewal” (based on your membership level) and click “Go to Section.” We encourage you to take this time to ensure that your account information is up to date.

On the renewal page, you will be prompted to select the tax applicable to your province. Click “Continue” when done.

At the checkout page, you will see the total fees (including tax) for your registration/renewal. Enter your billing info here and click “Continue.”

Review your info and click submit. You’re all done! An invoice will be sent to the email associated with your account. Once your payment has been received, you will be emailed a receipt.

When logging into your account, there is a dropdown menu from which they can select several options. Here, you can select “Documents” and click “Go to Section.” In this section, you have the option to choose from one of four tabs: Documents, Upload a Contract, Upload a Document and Manage My Documents (for any existing documents that you already have).

To upload a contract, click Upload a Contract to take you to that tab. Select the type of contract that you are uploading: CAEA, ADC, PGC, APASQ or Rider. Enter the document name and select the file you would like to upload from your computer device. Enter the Production name,

Start Date and all the artists’ names that will be included in the contract. Once you have filled this out, click Upload.

To manage an existing document, like uploading an updated contract or uploading a different contract, select the Manage My Documents section. Here, you can view all the documents that you have uploaded. Select the document you wish to edit and click “Edit.” You will be directed to a new window where you can edit the document name, change the file itself, as well as editing the description.

Once complete, click the “Edit” button to save your changes. You can also delete a document, by clicking “Delete” next to the document name.

When logging into your account, there is a dropdown menu from which they can select several options. Here, you can select “Documents” and click “Go to Section.” In this section, you can click on the Upload a Document tab. Please note that your region(s) and caucus(es) must be selected before using this section. If you have not selected your regions and/or caucuses, contact Communications Assistant Josh Marchesini at communicationsassistant@pact.ca to update your profile.

To upload a document to share with your region/caucus, enter the document name and select the file from your computer device that you would like to upload. Select your region and caucus (if applicable) and include a description of the document. Click “Upload” once you are done.

To manage an existing document, like uploading a new resource template, select the Manage My Documents section. Here, you can view all the documents that you have uploaded. Select the document you wish to edit and click “Edit.” You will be directed to a new window where you can edit the document name, change the file itself, as well as editing the description.

Once complete, click the “Edit” button to save your changes. You can also delete a document, by clicking “Delete” next to the document name.

When logging into your account, there is a dropdown menu from which they can select several options. Here, you can select “Artsboard” and click “Go to Section.” Here, you will be given four options: Submit a Job, Submit an SEB, Manage Jobs and Alerts.

To submit a Job, fill out the form including the main contact for the job posting, company overview, job description, salary and application deadline. You must also select the option where folks can apply to the job (either email or through your company’s website). Enter the company’s details, website and logo (we recommend using a square image for optimal viewing).

To submit a SEB, enter your general information, job information and enter information on sections Job Information 2 and 3 if would like us to send the SEB with more than one job posting. Once you have filled out the form, click “Go to Payment.” In the next window, you will be prompted to enter your billing info. Click “Submit” when finished. You’re all done! Please note that your SEB will be processed within 2-3 business days.

Boomer Stacey

Executive Director

Boomer Stacey

416.595.6455 x1516
boomers [at] pact.ca

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Kristen Dion

Interim Labour Relations Consultant

Kristen Dion

416.595.6455 x1514
labour [at] pact.ca

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Mirette A. Shoeir

General Manager

Mirette A. Shoeir

416.595.6455 x1515
mirettes [at] pact.ca

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Zachary Moull

Program Manager

Zachary Moull

416.595.6455 x1513
zacharym [at] pact.ca

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Panthea Vatandoost

Program Assistant

Panthea Vatandoost

416.595.6455 x 1518
pantheav [at] pact.ca

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Paul Smith

Program Assistant

Paul Smith

416.595.6455 x 1519
pauls [at] pact.ca

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joshua marchesini

Communications Assistant

Joshua Marchesini

communicationsassistant [at] pact.ca

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