Start the New Year by supporting MusiCounts and music education

Organizations that help bring music into the lives of young students deserve all the help and support they can get, and MusiCounts is at or near the top of that list. 

“Over the past two decades, MusiCounts has allocated more than $14,000,000 of musical instruments and equipment to schools and community organizations across this country,” the organization says. “However, we are so much more than that. We’re building innovative, online tools and learning resources so educators can adapt to their new teaching environment. We’re honouring incredible educators and youth through our awards and scholarships. We’re collaborating with some of the brightest minds in music education to conduct research that will make positive impacts for years to come. We’re actively weaving diversity, equity and inclusion principles into our program and granting strategies. Lastly, we’re raising funds, the cornerstone of our work that pushes these initiatives from ideation to execution.” 

Perhaps never has MusiCount’s work been so important, as children across the country deal with uncertainty and fear due to a massive disruption in their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

MusiCounts is asking for help to keep supporting students of all ages and give them the support they need to keep going. 

“Together we can show music teachers, students and communities our commitment towards the accessibility and sustainability of music education,” the group says. “If you’re able, we ask you to make a contribution to help us deliver on our ambitious mission.”

Last year, MusiCounts was able to support music education programs in 1,120 schools, benefitting 177 communities and providing 402 scholarships while recognizing 15 teachers for their incredible efforts to bring music education to students across Canada. 

More information on how to support MusiCounts and how the organization allocates its funding can be found here.

We’ve all missed live music in 2020 — help ensure there are concerts and live performances to be enjoyed in the future by supporting MusiCounts today.  

Amber Healy

I write about music policy and lawsuits because they're endlessly fascinating.

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