Actsafe has provided the following documents to help our audiences better understand our role, operations and the industries we serve.

Wondering what the future holds for Actsafe? Read our 2018 – 2022 Strategic Business Plan for details.

2018’s audit, operations, and reporting are covered in the Actsafe 2018 Annual Report.

Have questions about the rules under which we operate? Read our current Bylaws.

Actsafe’s Board has developed several policies. See Approved Board Policies for more information.

Why not check out Actsafe’s Market Penetration Survey Report, carried out by WorkSafeBC in April 2019.

Tracey Wood

Executive Director

Tracey is a lawyer by training, called to the bar of Ontario in 1993 and the bar of BC in 1998. She has worked in the entertainment and motion picture industries for 23 years and for the past 10 she has been the labour relations representative for the major U.S. studios in Canada. She has been involved with Actsafe since its beginnings and currently is the Employer Representative for Motion Picture.

Tom Adair

Motion Picture/Video Worker Representative

Tom has been chairperson of the IATSE Local 891 Health and Welfare Benefits Trust Plan for the last 25 years and a trustee for 27. Between 1998-2017, Tom was Executive Director of the BC Council of Film Unions representing over 10,000 employees and members of IATSE Local 891, IATSE Local 669 and Teamsters 155. He has also held various other positions including being on the Board of Governors for Capilano University, as a board member of Pacific Cinematheque, and he sat on the Advisory Planning and Environment Committees in the City of New Westminster. 

As an avid downhill skier and bicyclist, Tom keenly recognizes that gravity rules.

Nancy Harwood

Chair

Nancy practises in the area of occupational health and safety law and is the principal of the Harwood Safety Group. Prior to that, she worked for over 15 years as a Prevention director with WorkSafeBC, and as a Vice Chair of the WCB Review Board. Nancy has also served on various OHS-related boards, including the Canadian Association of Administrators of Labour Legislation, the Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission, the Canadian Standards Association, and as a Canadian government representative to the International Labour Organization, Geneva.

Miles Muir

Operations Assistant

In the early 1980’s, Miles planned to attend Malaspina College’s tech theatre diploma program and to carry on to the University of Victoria for a degree in theatre – but after a year and a half in Nanaimo, he was hired by the college full time as the Technical Director of the theatre and was able to work on a large fully professional summer theatre festival called “Shakespeare +” in Nanaimo. It was also here that he began to be interested in worker health and safety in the performing arts and how that can fit in to the regulatory world of WorkSafeBC.

 

Miles moved to Victoria and was able to work at the McPherson Playhouse and Royal Theatres, and became the Production Manager at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria. In Vancouver, Miles has worked on Expo 86 as the Technical Director of one of the theatres in the Canada Pavilion, toured with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, and, as a member of IATSE Local 118 / 168, worked as a stage hand in all the major Vancouver venues. He has also toured internationally with various large Broadway musicals such as “Phantom of the Opera” and “Showboat”.

Miles has been the Technical Director of the three Civic Theatres (Queen Elizabeth Theatre, The Orpheum, and the Vancouver Playhouse), employed by the City of Vancouver for the last 21 years, and has been an active participant in Shape/Actsafe since its inception in 1998.

Lynne Charbonneau

Vice-Chair

Lynne Charbonneau is a lawyer who has practised for over 25 years, first with a Canadian national law firm and then in-house at a global financial institution. Recently, she was appointed as a judge of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal in Washington DC. Locally, she serves on the Board of Directors of BlueShore Financial Credit Union. She is a member of the Futures Task Force of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the Centre for Business Law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia.

Dave Wilson

Operations Manager

Dave has been an Actsafe Performing Arts Standing Committee member since early 2018 and a Board member from 2019. He is a member of IATSE Local 118 (Vancouver, stage) and serves on the Local’s Executive Board as a Member-at-Large. His background also includes many years in association management, communications, and educational services through both employment and service with local, provincial, national, and international organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in human resources management and is a Certified Association Executive – a professional designation awarded by the Canadian Society of Association Executives.

Actsafe Membership

Actsafe Membership is open to professional, trade or industry groups, unions, associations or corporations engaged in the following classifications:

  1. performing arts
  2. live performance venue
  3. organizing or conducting live performance special events, and
  4. motion picture, television or commercial production.

For further information about Actsafe membership, please refer to Section 2 through 4 of our Bylaws.

Membership benefits include:

  • Actsafe Membership card (by request).
  • An invitation to and vote at the Annual General Meeting.

Memberships must be renewed each calendar year.

If you have further questions about Actsafe Membership, please contact us at membership@actsafe.ca or 604.733.4682.