and Modelling Information Services (AMIS)
A volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to informing and educating
those members of the general public who are interested in training and
careers in modelling, film, television and theatre. Free information
of Canadian Cinema, Television & Radio Artists (ACTRA)
www.actratoronto.com or www.actra.ca
Represents the collective bargaining needs of more than 11,000 professional
artists across Canada in the film, television and radio industry. Actra
Toronto’s website features information on getting started and
a list of agents who have signed the Entertainment Industry Coaliation’s
code of ethics.
Legal Advice Services (ALAS)
Offers legal advice and educational services – lawyers on duty
for ALAS are funded by the Ontario Legal Aid Plan.
Actor Online Inc.
CAO is an online community for performers designed to keep them in touch
with each other and with industry professionals who can answer their
questions, support their efforts and help them discover ways to expand
their professional horizons.
Actors Equity Association
Canadian Actors’ Equity Association is the professional association
of performers, directors, choreographers and stage managers in Canada,
who are engaged in English-language live performance including the stage,
opera, ballet and dance.
Model & Talent Convention (CMTC)
Educational, networking and showcasing convention for aspiring models.
Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP)
A university law clinic for claims under $6000 only.
Careers Council Ontario
Website features career information, training opportunities, online
resources, downloadable reports and training information for the arts,
heritage and cultural industries.
Human Resources Council
Career information, online Talent Gallery, curriculum support and resources
for students, parents and teachers.
Ministry of Consumer and Business Services
1-800-889-9768 or 416-326-8800
Offers consumer advice on how to protect yourself from common scams.
If you have a complaint about a particular agent, photographer or business,
the Ministry encourages you to call and make a report
Association of Acting Studios (TAAS)
An association of independent studios in the Toronto area offering a
wide variety of high-quality training in acting, film and other related
skills. Their website features over 25 studios with recognized teachers
and quality programs.
des Artistes (UDA)
Professional association of theatre artists who are engaged in French-language
live performance in Canada.