Actsafe Gives Back

We want to thank everyone who nominated themselves or others for one of our Actsafe Gives Back safety training packages. We had an overwhelming response which, with a limited budget, made for a very difficult decision-making process. The winners were announced in our monthly update email in January 2021.

Please watch this space for Actsafe’s next offering.

We want to thank everyone who nominated themselves or others for one of our Actsafe Gives Back safety training packages. We had an overwhelming response which, with a limited budget, made for a very difficult decision-making process. The winners were announced in our monthly update email in January 2021.

Please watch this space for Actsafe’s next offering.

Actsafe Gives Back 2020

Calling all motion picture and performing arts industry workers.

Know someone that’s been struggling this year? Has work dried up due to COVID-19? Need help with upgrading your safety training? Actsafe has an opportunity for you.

We’re launching Actsafe Gives Back, a program that will allow disadvantaged workers from the arts and entertainment industries access to safety training they might not be able to afford during this time. Whether you’re transferring from other industries like performing arts or live events, looking to start a career in the motion picture production industry or are a veteran of the industry, Actsafe Gives Back has a training package for you.

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. 

Packages

Four training packages for you and your colleagues.

Select one of the following four training packages and use the form below to nominate yourself, or someone you think is deserving, of this package.

Qualifying criteria and further details can be found at the end of this page.

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

Anyone new to motion picture production, transferring from another industry, such as the performing arts world and COVID-19 Safety Officers.

Occupational First Aid Level 1


WHMIS 2015


Motion Picture industry Orientation and exam fee (MPIO)


Motion picture Safety General safety Awareness 101

Retail Value $248

Performing Arts

Anyone new to performing arts and live events or transferring from another industry.

Occupational First Aid Level 1


WHMIS 2015


Performing Arts Safety Awareness


Fall Protection Training

Retail Value $205

The Basics for Security Workers Training Package

caution tape

Security

Anyone entering the industry looking for work in security or those interested in becoming a member of Teamsters Local 155.

Occupational First Aid Level 1


WHMIS 2015


Motion Picture Safety General Safety Awareness 101


Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

Retail Value $278

What Technicians Need to Know Training Package

stage lighting equipment

Motion Picture

Those looking to enter the industry or upgrade their training to work in the Grip, Lighting, Set Decoration or Construction departments.

WHMIS 2015


Motion Picture Industry Orientation and exam fee (MPIO)


Motion Picture Safety General Safety Awareness 101


Fall Protection Training


Aerial and Scissor Lift Certification (experienced or inexperienced)

Retail Value $425 – $530

Performing Arts

Those looking to enter the industry or upgrade their training to work in the Grip, Lighting, Set Decoration or Construction departments.

WHMIS 2015


Performing Arts Safety Awareness


Fall Protection Training


Live Performance Electrical Certificate


Aerial and Scissor Lift Certification (experienced or inexperienced)

Retail Value $280 – $380

For the Seasoned Veterans Training Package

director and camera man

Motion Picture

Joint Health and Safety Committee Members, Shop Stewards, producers of lower-budget productions.

Occupational First Aid Level 1


WHMIS 2015


Motion Picture Safety General Safety Awareness 101


Motion Picture Safety for Supervisors


Joint Health & Safety Committee Fundamentals

Retail Value $115

Performing Arts

Joint Health and Safety Committee Members, Shop Stewards, producers of lower-budget productions.

Occupational First Aid Level 1


WHMIS 2015


Performing Arts Safety Awareness


Performing Arts Safety for Supervisors


Joint Health & Safety Committee Fundamentals

Retail Value $115

Maureen Kaake Welcome to the Industry Training Package*

camera man

Motion Picture

Anyone new to motion picture production, transferring from another industry, such as the performing arts world and COVID-19 Safety Officers.

Occupational First Aid Level 1


WHMIS 2015


Motion Picture industry Orientation and exam fee (MPIO)


Motion picture Safety General safety Awareness 101

Retail Value $248

Performing Arts

Anyone new to performing arts and live events or transferring from another industry.

Occupational First Aid Level 1


WHMIS 2015


Performing Arts Safety Awareness


Fall Protection Training

Retail Value $205

The Basics for Security Workers Training Package**

caution tape

Security

Anyone entering the industry looking for work in security or those interested in becoming a member of Teamsters Local 155.

Occupational First Aid Level 1


WHMIS 2015


Motion Picture Safety General Safety Awareness 101


Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

Retail Value $278

What Technicians Need to Know Training Package

stage lighting equipment

Motion Picture

Those looking to enter the industry or upgrade their training to work in the Grip, Lighting, Set Decoration or Construction departments.

WHMIS 2015


Motion Picture Industry Orientation and exam fee (MPIO)


Motion Picture Safety General Safety Awareness 101


Fall Protection Training


Aerial and Scissor Lift Certification (experienced or inexperienced)

Retail Value $425 – $530

Performing Arts

Those looking to enter the industry or upgrade their training to work in the Grip, Lighting, Set Decoration or Construction departments.

WHMIS 2015


Performing Arts Safety Awareness


Fall Protection Training


Live Performance Electrical Certificate


Aerial and Scissor Lift Certification (experienced or inexperienced)

Retail Value $280 – $380

For the Seasoned Veterans Training Package

director and camera man

Motion Picture

Joint Health and Safety Committee Members, Shop Stewards, producers of lower-budget productions.

Occupational First Aid Level 1


WHMIS 2015


Motion Picture Safety General Safety Awareness 101


Motion Picture Safety for Supervisors


Joint Health & Safety Committee Fundamentals

Retail Value $115

Performing Arts

Joint Health and Safety Committee Members, Shop Stewards, producers of lower-budget productions.

Occupational First Aid Level 1


WHMIS 2015


Performing Arts Safety Awareness


Performing Arts Safety for Supervisors


Joint Health & Safety Committee Fundamentals

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: 

  • Only those currently living or working in British Columbia. 
  • 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.
  • 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.

Maureen Kaake Welcome to the Industry

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Who’s it for?

Anyone new to motion picture production, transferring from another industry, such as the performing arts world and COVID-19 Safety Officers.



What’s included?

Occupational First Aid Level 1


WHMIS 2015


Motion Picture Industry Orientation and exam fee (MPIO)


Motion Picture Safety General Safety Awareness 101


Retail Value $248

Who’s it for?

Anyone new to performing arts and live events or transferring from another industry.

What’s included?

Occupational First Aid Level 1
WHMIS 2015
Performing Arts Safety Awareness
Fall Protection Training

Retail Value $205

The Basics for Security Workers

caution tape

Who's it for?

Anyone entering the industry looking for work in security or those interested in becoming a member of Teamsters Local 155.

Whats included?

Occupational First Aid Level 1


WHMIS 2015


Motion Picture Safety General Safety Awareness 101


Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

Retail Value $278

What Technicians Need to Know

stage lighting equipment

Who's it for?

Those looking to enter the industry or upgrade their training to work in the Grip, Lighting, Set Decoration or Construction departments.

Whats included?

WHMIS 2015


Motion Picture Industry Orientation and exam fee (MPIO)


Motion Picture Safety General Safety Awareness 101


Fall Protection Training


Aerial Lift Certification (experienced or inexperienced)

Retail Value $425 – $530

For the Seasoned Veterans

director and camera man

Who's it for?

JHSC Members, Shop Stewards, producers of lower-budget productions.

Whats included?

Occupational First Aid Level 1


WHMIS 2015


Motion Picture Safety General Safety Awareness 101


Motion Picture Safety for Supervisors


Joint Health & Safety Committee Fundamentals

Retail Value $115



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