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Actsafe Give Back 

ACTSAFE GIVES BACK 2021

After a successful launch in 2020, Actsafe is giving back to the arts and entertainment industries again in 2021!

Actsafe Gives Back is a program that will allow workers from the arts and entertainment industries who may have been struggling this year, had work dry up due to COVID-19, or need help with upgrading their safety training, access to four training packages that they might not be able to afford during this time. Whether you’re transferring from one industry to another, looking to start a career in arts and entertainment, or a veteran of the industry, Actsafe Gives Back has a training package for you. 

 

TRAINING PACKAGES

Calling all Motion Pictures and Performing Arts industry workers!

Actsafe is calling on you to nominate yourself or others to receive one of the following training packages.

MAUREEN KAAKE WELCOME TO THE INDUSTRY TRAINING PACKAGE *
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Motion Picture

Retail Value $248

Performing Arts

Retail Value $205

THE BASICS FOR
SECURITY WORKERS
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Security

Retail Value $278

WHAT TECHNICIANS NEED TO KNOW
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Motion Picture

Retail Value $425 – $530

Performing Arts

Retail Value $280 – $380

FOR THE SEASONED VETERANS
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Motion Picture

Retail Value $115

Performing Arts

Retail Value $115

HOW IS THIS ACCESSED?

Individuals looking at taking advantage of this program are encouraged to nominate here or using the button above.

The application period ends on December 10th at 11:59pm. Selected participants will be contacted on December 13th, and will be announced on December 15th through Actsafe’s social media channels, website, and newsletters.

There are a limited number of packages available, and they will be awarded based on qualifying criteria. Actsafe’s Safety Team will determine the successful applicants.

Successful applicants will have until June 30, 2022 to redeem their awarded training package.

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFYING CRITERIA?

This initiative is open to the following: 

  • Those currently in the motion picture industry looking to upgrade their safety training and are unable to due to financial hardship caused by COVID-19.
  • Those in the performing arts and live event industries affected by the work stoppages due to COVID-19 and looking to transfer their careers into motion picture production.
 
  • Only those currently living or working in British Columbia. 
  • Anyone wishing to gain employment in the motion picture industry or performing arts industry.
  • Individuals new to British Columbia who may be experiencing financial difficulties.
 

This program is open to union and non-union personnel. No previous experience in the motion picture or performing arts industry is necessary to apply, however, industry experience is required to be considered for The Seasoned Veterans package.

*WHO IS MAUREEN KAAKE?

Maureen “Mo” Kaake worked for Actsafe Safety Association for over 15 years until June 2021 when she lost her battle with cancer. Maureen was so passionate about the work that Actsafe does in helping to get the industry trained that we felt having the Welcome to the Industry training package be in her name was the best way to honour her. May Maureen’s strength, resilience, and passion be an inspiration to all. 

Read Maureen Kaake’s obituary.

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Actsafe is a not-for-profit health and safety association supporting British Columbia’s arts and entertainment industries.

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