Welcome to ACTRA Ottawa

ACTRA Ottawa represents the interests of more than 400 talented, professional performers in the National Capital Region and is one of the nine branches of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), the national union of over 27,000 professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada.


President's Message

Welcome to the ACTRA Ottawa website! Our talented members work in all areas of recorded media and are the backbone of Ottawa’s thriving professional film and television industry. On our website you will find information on who we are, what we do, what’s going on, and details on our industry both here in Ottawa and across Canada.

COVID-19 Updates

ACTRA will be updating this page regularly with information related to the COVID-19 health crisis as it becomes available. Please check back frequently for updates.

Quick Links

HAVEN Helpline

Available to members of ACTRA and the Directors Guild of Canada, HAVEN Helpline is a national, bilingual critical incident reporting line offering counselling and support services.

Take Action: STOP the unjust CERB clawback

ACTRA is calling on the Government of Canada to adhere to its original CERB eligibility requirements, which allowed self-employed Canadians to use their gross pre-tax income when determining their eligibility.