The Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference is kicking off this Friday and this monthly updates will get you up to speed on what is coming up including sessions, our trade show, and this year’s social event.

This month Don Parman was interviewed about the performing arts industry during the pandemic, Anand Kanna’s session at the Whistler Film Festival is available for viewing, and you will also find out about our March course dates, and some upcoming conferences that Actsafe is a part of.  

We hope all of you will have the opportunity to join us to network with over 550 already registered attendees this Friday and Saturday.

Stay safe,

The Actsafe Team

The Actsafe Entertainment Safety Cenference has 550+ attendees so be sure to register today to join us virtually on February 26-27.

Our session schedule is now online and includes topics such as COVID-19, combating racism, fatigue, concussion, ergonomics, addiction, leadership, and more.

Our trade show floor is filled with all our incredible 2021 exhibitors: DGC BC, IATSE 118, IATSE 168, ICG 669, IATSE Canada, SafetyLine Lone Worker, Workers’ Advisers Office, WorkSafeBC, and UBCP/ACTRA.

Be sure to visit the trade show booths when attending the conference!

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors for your support for the conference. It is thanks to all of you that we were able to make this conference possible for attendees to participate for as little as $0.


To have all of your conference information in one place, check out our conference program here.

Actsafe Gives Back

This year’s social event is bingo hosted by Actsafe’s Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, Don Parman and is kindly sponsored by BIS Safety Software.

We will be giving away some incredible prizes:

To be in with the chance of winning, all you have to do is register for the conference and play some virtual bingo with us on Friday 26, 5.30pm–6.45pm!

We will also be presenting the Actsafe Safety in Entertainment Awards throughout the social event to our worthy winners!

Thank you to everyone who provided us with a newsletter satisfaction rating earlier this year.

The winners of the Skip the Dishes vouchers are

Sheryl McGraw, Kal Shoot, Graham Brunskill, Synnove Godeseth, and Sasha McArthur.

Congratulations! Keep an eye out here for future surveys and competitions. Your feedback is invaluable to us.

Don Parman's Interview with Good News Bros

Actsafe’s Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, Don Parman, was recently interviewed by Good News Bros to discuss how Actsafe is supporting the arts and entertainment industry through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anand Kanna Moderated a Session

Actsafe’s Manager of Motion Picture Programs and Services, Anand Kanna, moderated the session ‘A New Era of Safety and Respect’ at the Whistler Film Festival 2020. The session is available to view here for free until March 31.

Every Wednesday, Whistler Film Festival Society will be rolling out free content that offers insights into the Canadian and international film industry, current and emerging trends, and opportunities for advancement.

Webinars: Conducting Road Safety Risk Assessments

Road Safety At Work is holding some complimentary two-hour online workshops that focus on risk assessments, specific to road safety on March 3 and March 10.
Participants will learn about resources to help identify and categorize driving-related hazards, systematically evaluate risks, and set priorities to control those risks. They will also be provided a demonstration and access to their no-cost online tool (RiskCheck), which can be used to record and document risk assessments and produce action plans.

on the Move

Don Parman, Actsafe’s Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services is co-presenting the session ‘Self-Care and Collective Wellness’ at the Dancer Transition Resource Centre’s annual conference, on the MOVE.

on the MOVE is a dynamic career planning and networking conference designed specifically for dancers entering professional careers.

The Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society provides services through two major initiatives, each of which conducts several programs. The volunteer lawyers and law students of Artists’ Legal Outreach (ALO) offer resources, workshops, and clinics for low-income artists throughout British Columbia and across Canada. Law For Non-Profits conducts workshops and webinars on legal issues for non-profits and offers an Ask A Law Student service.

PLEO has some upcoming events:

  • March 8th: International Women’s Day, Has the Law Changed for Mothers?
  • March 15th: Privacy and Recordkeeping for Non-Profits
  • March 15th: Employment and Human Rights 101

Actsafe is supporting BIPOC TV and Film by donating 100% of the revenue generated from advertisements in 2021’s quarterly Safety Scene newsletters to this incredible association.

Anand Kanna, Manager, Motion Picture Programs and Services
Direct: 604.495.0028
Cell: 604.418.3000

Natalli Dias, Industry Safety Advisor, Motion Picture
Direct: 604.733.4682

Don Parman, Manager, Performing Arts Programs and Services
Direct: 604.495.0034
Cell: 604.838.0290

Will Heller, Industry Safety Advisor, Performing Arts
Direct: 604.733.4682