March 16, 2019 – UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS (COVID – 19)

Given the current and evolving COVID 19 situation, for the health and safety of all persons, the Arts Court and the ACTRA Ottawa office will be inaccessible to members and the public until further notice.

Furthermore, ACTRA Ottawa will be cancelling all member events, including education & workshop sessions and non-essential meetings, until further notice.

Where possible, the use of technology will be used by ACTRA Ottawa staff and leadership in the best effort to continue with business as usual.

We encourage you to contact the office via phone or email should you have any questions and we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.

Follow these tips for coping with COVID 19:
https://www.actra.ca/uncategorized/2020/03/tips-for-coping-with-the-coronavirus-disease-covid-19-outbreak/

Thank you for your understanding. Take care and stay safe!

Our mailing and contact information remain the same:

ACTRA Ottawa
2 Daly Ave., Suite 170
Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2
t) 613.565.2168
f) 613.565.4367
e) ottawa@actra.ca
www.actraottawa.ca


October 29, 2019 – ACTRA Ottawa announces new Branch Council for 2019-2021

ACTRA Ottawa is pleased to announce its newly elected Branch Council. Congratulations to the incumbents and to the new Councillors who have been acclaimed and newly elected Executive:

  • Paula MacPherson, President
  • Teri Loretto, Vice President
  • John Koensgen, National Councillor
  • Guy Buller, Treasurer
  • Morgan Blackbyrne, Councillor
  • Barry Blake, Councillor
  • Karl Claude, Councillor
  • Pete Dillon, Councillor
  • Ellen Manchee, Councillor
  • Xavier Sotelo, Councillor

ACTRA Ottawa gratefully acknowledges the years of dedication and support provided by outgoing Councillors Florence Moore, Denis Lafond and Denise Killick.


October 25, 2018 – Media Advisory

ACTRA Ottawa Awards to be bestowed at special ACTRA 75-year anniversary celebration

Ottawa, ON – Canadian performers are celebrating ACTRA’s 75-year anniversary with ACTRA Ottawa hosting an awards gala for performers and industry guests on Saturday, October 27.

Event:            ACTRA Ottawa Awards Gala

Date:              Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time               7:00-10:00 p.m. (Award presentation at approx. 8:30pm)

Location:      Ottawa Art Gallery, Alma Duncan Salon, 10 Daly Avenue

The ACTRA 75th anniversary and ACTRA Ottawa Awards presentation to include the 2018 Lorraine Ansell ACTRA Award of Excellence and the 2018 ACTRA Ottawa Woman of the Year Award.

John Koensgen will receive the 2018 Lorraine Ansell ACTRA Award of Excellence. John’s career has spanned more than four decades in front of the camera and on stage in the Ottawa area and across Canada. He has also served on the board of ACTRA, Canadian Actors’ Equity Association, the board of the Great Canadian Theatre Company and on the City of Ottawa Arts Advisory Committee.

Ottawa actor and media personality Katherine Dines will receive the 2018 ACTRA Ottawa Woman of the Year Award. Katherine uses her voice a to help many local organizations including CHEO, The Youth Services Bureau, Children’s Aid Society, The Royal Mental Health Centre, Hopewell Eating Disorder Support Centre, The Humane Society of Ottawa, The University Of Ottawa Heart Institute and The Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre.

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA represents the interests of 25,000 members across Canada – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.

For more information please contact:

Chris Cornish, Branch Representative
t. (613)565-2168  m. (613)292-5193
ccornish@actra.ca


November 15, 2017 – ACTRA Ottawa announces new Branch Council

ACTRA Ottawa announces new Branch Council

ACTRA Ottawa is pleased to announce its new Branch Council.

Congratulations to the incumbents and to the new Councillors who have been acclaimed and newly elected Executive:

  • Paula MacPhersonPresident
  • Teri Loretto, Vice President
  • Barry Blake, National Councillor
  • Florence Moore, Treasurer
  • John Koensgen, Secretary
  • Karl Claude, Councillor
  • Pete Dillon, Councillor
  • Denise Killick, Councillor
  • Dennis Lafond, Councillor
  • Ellen Manchee, Apprentice Voice

ACTRA Ottawa gratefully acknowledges the years of dedication and support provided by outgoing Councillor Guy Buller.