Benefits of Membership
MEMBERSHIP AND ITS BENEFITS
Membership in PAL Canada® indicates support for the philosophy underlying the PAL ideals.
There are five categories of Membership.
Individual Members are those who have a connection to the professional and performing arts community or who simply wish to support and further PAL’s aims and who pay the Membership Fee.
The benefits/privileges of Individual Membership include:
- participation in the Annual Meeting which reviews the activities of the organization;
- the opportunity to stand for election to the Board of Directors;
- receipt of Palingenesis, the quarterly newsletter of PAL Canada®, which carries Chapter news as well as up-dates on national issues.
- access to the PAL Canada® web site: a vehicle for Chapters and members to share information and learn from the others' experiences.
Ex-officio Members are the four founding members of PAL: The American Federation of Musicians Canada Branch, (AFofM), The Association of Canadian Radio and Television Actors (ACTRA), Canadian Actors’ Equity Association (Equity) and the Actors’ Fund of Canada. Each founding organization appoints a representative to the Board of Directors.
Life Members are members who have been recognised and so honoured by the Board
Honorary Members are those so designated by the Board in recognition of distinguished service to PAL Canada.
Corporate Members are Canadian-owned corporations approved for membership by the Board of Directors.
While membership dues for Individual Members are minimal, they represent a tangible commitment to PAL’s work at the Chapter and national levels and reflect the Member’s desire to be part of this special group. Supporting the PAL motto, “Caring For Our Own”, provides the satisfaction in knowing colleagues are being helped in important ways.