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In accordance with the Constitution, the Council is Equity's ultimate decision-making body, particularly regarding policy, finance and appeals. It also has the authority to adopt rules supplementing the Constitution and By-Laws. Significant policy issues and major topics of concern or controversy are vigorously debated at scheduled special orders of business. The Council defines the authority and duties and oversees the actions of Regional Boards and committees.

The Council is comprised of eight Officers and 75 Councillors. Council seats are distributed among Equity's three geographic regions (Eastern, Central, Western) determined by the proportion of members within the region, and by the percentage of those working under Equity's Principal, Chorus, and Stage Manager categories. Each year, about 20% of the members of the Council are elected for five year terms. Officers are elected every three years. All Officers and Councillors are volunteers who receive no compensation for their many hours of service.

The Council meets by telephone conference approximately once a month. Members are welcome and encouraged to observe meetings of the Council as well as the Regional Boards. Minutes of meetings are available in any of the regional offices.

Paid-up members are welcome to observe Council and Board meetings, space permitting. Please call your regional office in advance to reserve space.


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