ACTSAFE GIVES BACK 2023
Since its launch in 2020, Actsafe has been giving back to the arts and entertainment industries.
Actsafe Gives Back is a program that will allow workers from the arts and entertainment industries who may have been struggling this year or need help with upgrading their safety training to access 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.
The arts and entertainment industries continue to manage post COVID challenges as well as labour disruptions that have caused tight financial constraints for many of our workers and employers. Despite these challenges, many dedicated workers continue to expand their safety knowledge through our workshops and courses, and we would like to continue to provide these opportunities to those experiencing continued financial hardships.
Should you not receive a bursary through our program, please note that training costs may be eligible for partial reimbursement through the B.C. Employer Training Grant. Find out here.
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 *
Retail Value $255
Retail Value $205
THE BASICS FOR
Retail Value $278
WHAT TECHNICIANS NEED TO KNOW
Retail Value $530
Retail Value $355
Retail Value $115
Miles Muir Experienced Worker 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 January 31 at 11:59pm. Selected participants will be contacted before the end of February 2024.
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, 2024 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.
- Those working in other industries that are 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.