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The Road to Recovery starts at the ElMo

The Canadian Music Therapy Fund is kicking off a new initiative to help those struggling from the COVID-19 pandemic: The Road to Recovery. 

“The last two years have been a challenge for charities. It’s time to recover and thrive! In doing so, we can help people recover from these immense mental health challenges our communities are experiencing — certified music therapists can help,” the organization says. 

“This campaign will strive to sign up monthly donors to help us reach our goal of raising $150,000 in 2022. All the money raised will support music therapy programs and projects across the country, with a focus on recovery.” 

To kick off the campaign, the Canadian Music Therapy Fund is hosting a concert Tuesday night at the El Mocambo, featuring Taya Marquis, Ferraro and Shad, a special Lemmon Stage show that also serves as a celebration of Music Therapy Month

There will also be a special secret guest appearance, which the event is teasing as someone with “111,000 monthly listeners and over 30 million streams on Spotify.” 

Ten percent of all ticket sales will go directly to the Canadian Music Therapy Fund. Additional donations can be made here.

The Road to Recovery sets out to provide more access to music therapy services, focused mostly on mental health support and awareness and help to build confidence and resilience for people who continue to recover in any way from COVID. There’s a special program specifically for frontline healthcare workers to thank them for their herculean efforts in the past two years, providing free music therapy to help them recover as well. 

Another portion of money raised through this year-long effort will go toward a new grant opportunity for music therapists to provide free therapy to children and young people who have been struggling with mental health because of the disruptions of the past few years. 

Amber Healy

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