Welcome to ACTRA Ottawa

ACTRA Ottawa represents the interests of more than 577 talented, professional performers in the National Capital Region and is one of the nine branches of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), the national union of over 30,000 professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada.


President's Message

Welcome to the ACTRA Ottawa website! Our talented members work in all areas of recorded media and are the backbone of Ottawa’s thriving professional film and television industry. On our website you will find information on who we are, what we do, what’s going on, and details on our industry both here in Ottawa and across Canada.

What's filming in Ottawa

Whether you are looking for urban sophistication or small town ambiance, breathtaking wilderness or pastoral rural vistas, Ottawa and the National Capital Region has it all and is an ideal location for film and television production.

Quick Links

HAVEN Online

Available to members of ACTRA, the Directors Guild of Canada and Canadian Actors' Equity Association, HAVEN Online allows performers to confidentially or anonymously report inappropriate behaviour and harassment in the workplace to their union/guild.

ACTRA Magazine: Winter/Spring 2024

Enjoy the Winter/Spring 2024 edition of ACTRA Magazine with stories on the rising threat of artificial intelligence and an exclusive Q&A with ACTRA National Woman of the Year Jennifer Podemski.