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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. Our digital handbook highlights services available to you, how to navigate your account and who our staff are, and how they can help.

Can't find what you are looking for? Have a question? Want to share a thought or idea?

Feel free to reach out to any member of the team, we are always happy to help! 

I've just joined PACT. Now what?

A member account allows 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, Health & Safety as well as a Library on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

If you are a new member, your organization's main contact will receive a link to pay the membership dues and create a company profile. Once the profile is created, they can invite Team Members to create an account.

How to invite Team Members (Main Contact)

  1. Login to your account.
  2. Select "Invite Team Members" from the drop-down menu and click "Go To Section".
  3. Enter your Team Members' email addresses and click "Invite". An automatic email will be sent to your Team Members with a link prompting them to create an account.

When you create your member account, you will be prompted to select a caucus. Caucuses provide the opportunity to connect with groups of organizations and indviduals with similar madndates or area of practice. Your region will automatically be entered as the location of your company. For more info view our Regions & Caucuses Guide

Not sure which caucus is the best fit for you?

Contact Program Associate Panthea (pantheav@pact.ca). 

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, PACTcon, awards, and so much more! 

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. 

Peer-to-Peer sessions are an opprotunity 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. 

PACT is pleased to celebrate and recognize the extraordinary work being done in our sector through the Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award and the Green Award. 

PACTcon is an annual gathering that provides an opportunity to share vital experiences and build genuine connections with your theatre colleagues from across Canada. The conversations started at the event carry through the rest of the year and often spark creative partnerships, mentorships, and joint projects. 

View our events calendar to see what's on at PACT!

Have a question about an event or programming? 

Contact Program Manager Zachary (zacharym@pact.ca)

Make your voice heard and shape the industry in which you work by sitting on a committee. Each committee addresses major issues facing the membership and the Canadian theatre as a whole and strives to create a better environment in which theatre can be created. 

View the list of committees

Interested in joining a committee?

Contact Membership & Communications Associate Josh (joshm@pact.ca). 

Using your PACT account

  • Login to your account.

To renew your membership (Commercial, Regular & Affiliate)

  1. Select "Membership Renewal" from the drop-down menu and click "Go to Section".
  2. Enter your organization's gross revenues for the past three years and upload your most recent financial statments.
  3. Click "Calculate". Your membership dues will appear
  4. Click "Renew".
  5. Enter your billing information and click "Continue".
  6. Review payment and billing information. Select payment method from the drop-down menu (e-transfer, bank transfer or cheque). 
  7. An invoice will be emailed to your organization's Main Contact.

You're all done!

Once the payment has been received, a receipt will be emailed to the Main Contact.

To renew your membership (Organizational Colleague)

  1. Select "Colleague Renewal" from the drop-down menu and click "Go to Section". 
  2. Select your most recent year's gross revenues from the drop-down menu and uplod your most recent fiancial statements. 
  3. Click "Calculate". Your membership dues will appear. 
  4. Click "Renew". 
  5. Enter your billing information and click "Continue". 
  6. Review payment and billing information. Select payment method from the drop-down menu (e-transfer, bank transfer or cheque). 
  7. An invoice will be emailed to your organization's Main Contact. 

You're all done! 

Once the payment has been received, a receipt will be emailed to the Main Contact. 

To renew your membership (Individual Colleague)

  1. Select "Colleague Renewal" from the drop-down menu and click "Go to Section". 
  2. Select the amount you wish to pay, province of residence and click "Continue". Your membership dues will appear. 
  3. Click "Renew". 
  4. Enter your billing information and click "Continue". 
  5. Review payment and billing information. Select payment method from the drop-down menu (e-transfer, bank transfer or cheque). 
  6. An invoice will be emailed to you. 

You're all done! 

Once the payment has been recieved, a receipt will be emailed to you. 

Need help renewing your membership? 

Contact Membership & Communications Manager Ainslee (ainsleej@pact.ca)

  • Login to your account. 
  • Select "Contracts & Documents" from the drop-down menu and click "Go To Section". 

To upload a contract

  1. Click the "Upload a Contract" tab. 
  2. Select the type of contract: CAEA, ADC, PGC, ASASQ, or Rider. 
  3. Enter the document name and select the file to upload from your device. 
  4. Enter the production name, start date, and all the artists' names included in the contract. 
  5. Click "Upload". 

You are all set!

To manage an existing contract

  1. Click the "Manage My Documents" tab. 
  2. All your uploaded documents/contracts will be displayed. 
  3. Select the contract you wish to edit and click "Edit". 
  4. You will be directed to a new window where you can edit the document name, description and change the file itself. 
  5. Click the "Edit" button to save your changes. 
  6. To delete a contract, click "Delete" next to the document name. 

Need help uploading a contract?

Contact Membership & Communications Associate Josh (joshm@pact.ca). 

Please note that your region(s) and caucus(es) must be selected before using this section. 

  • Login to your account. 
  • Select "Contracts & Documents" from the drop-down menu and click "Go to Section". 

To upload a document

  1. Click the "Upload a Document" tab. 
  2. Enter the document name and select the file from your device that you would like to upload. 
  3. Select your region and caucus (if applicable) and include a description of the document. 
  4. Click "Upload". 

You are all set!

To Manage an existing document

  1. Click the "Manage My Documents" tab. 
  2. All your uploaded documents will be displayed. 
  3. Select the document you wish to edit and click "Edit". 
  4. You will be directed to a new window where you can edit the document name, description, and change the file itself. 
  5. Click the "Edit" button to save your changes. 
  6. To delete a document, click "Delete" next to the document name. 

Need help navigating the Document section?

Contact Membership & Communications Associate Josh (joshm@pact.ca). 

  • Login to your account. 
  • Select "Artsboard" from the drop-down menu and click "Go to Section". 
  • Four options will be displayed:
    • Submit a Job
    • Submit an SEB (Special Employment Bulletin)
    • Manage Jobs
    • Alerts

To submit a job

  1. Fill out the form including the main contact for the job posting, company overview, job description, salary, how to apply and applicable deadline. Include the company’s details, website and logo (we recommend using a square image for optimal viewing).
  2. Click "Submit". 

You're all done! Your job posting will instantly be uploaded to Artsboard. 

To submit a SEB

  1. Fill out the form including your general information, and job information. Fill out sections Job Information 2 and 3 if you would like to include more than one posting in the SEB.
  2. Once the form is complete, click "Go to Payment". 
  3. In the next window, you will be prompted to enter your billing info. 
  4. Click "Submit"

You're all done! Please note that your SEB will processed within 2-3 business days. 

Need help with Artsboard?

Contact the Membership & Communications team (info@pact.ca). 

Executive Director

Brad Lepp

416.595.6455 x 1516
bradl [at] pact.ca

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Labour Relations Manager

Alison Peddie, CHRP

alisonp [at] pact.ca

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Membership & Communications Manager

Ainslee Jessiman

416.595.6455 x 1519
ainsleej [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 Associate

Panthea Vatandoost

416.595.6455 x 1518
pantheav [at] pact.ca

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joshua marchesini

Membership & Communications Associate

Josh Marchesini

416.595.6455 x1517
joshm [at] pact.ca

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Program Coordinator, Rising Tides

Nathaniel Hanula-James

nathanielhj [at] pact.ca

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