Canadian Actor Online was launched on August 30, 1998, to provide informed, accurate and down-to-earth responses to questions asked by those who are new to the business of acting, to provide guidance on entertainment industry standards of ethical business practices and to provide an online community for actors living and working across Canada.

Over a decade later, CanadianActor Online has evolved from a basic online information directory to a full-fledged, thespian cyber-community with 21 discussion boards and more than 2,500 free information links, accessible fromvCAO’s home page. CAO’s resources, professional contacts and community connections have helped actors across Canada pursue their goals, improve their skills and survive the realities of their chosen profession — whether they are starting out, branching out or breaking through.