Types of Memberships & Colleagues
PACT Members and Colleagues have the opportunity to use their voices to shape the organization as well as the theatre ecology by sitting on committees, participating in regional conversations, advocacy efforts and various PACT initiatives.
There are two basic ways to join the PACT network, either by becoming a member or a colleague.
There are 4 types of memberships; Regular, Commercial, Affiliate and Associate memberships.
- Regular and Commercial members are signatories to negotiated labour relations agreements and work within their parameters. These agreements include the Canadian Theatre Agreement.
- Affiliate members are not signatories to negotiated labour relations agreements. Affiliate members may choose to work under the DOT, ITA or may use their own company’s agreements to contract artists.
Because these companies are not signatories to PACT’s negotiation labour relations agreements they do not have access to our labour relations manager.
Apart from that they have access to the same benefits and resources offered by PACT. They are eligible to vote on all issues at the AGM, as long as they do not pertain to labour relations.
- Associate members have a time-bound membership with PACT. They apply to become PACT members in order to work under the Canadian Theatre Agreement for the duration of a specific production. They do not have access to any other benefits or resources offered by PACT.
View a comprehensive list of membership benefits.
If you are a non-producing company or an individual and wish to be a part of the PACT network you can join as:
- An Organizational Colleague, these are non-producing organizations, such as educational institutions, festivals or art service organizations.
- An Individual Colleague, is any person who self-identifies as an arts professional, is unaffiliated with a company or organization and wishes to be a part of the PACT network.
View a comprehensive list of colleague benefits.