ACTRA National’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee promotes the principles concerning the casting of People of Colour, Indigenous Peoples and people with disabilities.

The best initiatives are driven by members. We can better shape initiatives to support you by getting to know our membership and understanding your experiences. We welcome your input and your stories.

The ACTRA National DEIB Committee is composed of diverse members from across ACTRA’s nine branches, nominated by their home branch. The Committee meets throughout the year to discuss the concerns of each branch, the progress being made, and potential collaborations.

If you are an ACTRA member, you can send Mariah an email for more information or if you would like to get involved! If you are not an ACTRA member and would like to inquire about partnering with ACTRA, please reach out to staff member Jenn Paul (Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging).

Mariah Inger
ACTRA National Diversity and Inclusion Committee

As a Standing Committee of the ACTRA National Council, the ACTRA Diversity and Inclusion Committee recommends policies and advocates for support structures for diverse artistic communities to help create an inclusive environment and right historical inequities within Canada’s recorded media sector.

The ACTRA Diversity and Inclusion Committee is a volunteer committee made up of ACTRA Members from across Canada who are professionals in the entertainment industry. The ACTRA Diversity Committee considers ‘diverse artistic communities’ include, but not be limited to, ethnic minorities, First Nations, Métis, Inuit and performers with disabilities. The ACTRA Diversity and Inclusion Committee strives to create an inclusive work environment that will foster more opportunities for ACTRA Members from diverse communities.

Draw from the personal experiences of Committee members who represent diverse communities to help to identify and articulate contemporary challenges. Recommend support structures for professionals from diverse communities who are experiencing challenges. Discuss and recommend policies and initiatives that will help create a national agenda on diversity.

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ACTRA has a rich history of advocating for the rights of performers and working to make the industry more equitable and inclusive. We honour those who have paved the way for a better future as well as the incredible contributions they have made.

Past National DEIB Committee Chairs

Richard Young

Tristan D. Lalla

Li Li (Co-Chair)

Jani Lauzon