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Music Heals Charitable Foundation

Raising Funds and Awareness for Music Therapy

Music Heals Charitable Foundation raises awareness and funding for the therapeutic use of music in physical and mental health practices. We are a group of music enthusiasts and music lovers who believe in the healing power of music. To date, Music Heals Charitable Foundation has provided over $4 million in funds to increase access to music therapy for people throughout BC and across Canada.

  • Music Heals Charitable Foundation is a registered charity based in Vancouver.
  • Our funding goes directly toward the salaries of Certified Music Therapists.
  • We have funded over 50,000 hours of music therapy in over 80 different facilities for vulnerable people in need

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Music therapy has made a significant difference in the lives of our residents. It has helped to reduce isolation, bolster spirits, and nurture connection. Without our partnership and generous support from Music Heals we would not have the phenomenal, life-impacting program that currently exists.

Program Manager, Broadway Lodge


Music Therapy

Music Therapy is the skillful use of music to promote, maintain and restore an individual's physical and mental health.

Certified music therapy is a versatile form of therapy that can benefit individuals of all ages and backgrounds. From children with developmental disabilities to adults with Alzheimer's disease, music therapy can be tailored to meet the unique needs of any demographic.

  • Certified Music Therapists (MTA’s) have specific education on how the various properties of music affect all aspects of health.
  • Music Therapy can create transformational results for individuals of diverse ages and abilities.
  • MTA’s must have a bachelor’s degree from a university approved by the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT) and complete a 1000-hour supervised clinical internship and a final exam

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No matter what a family’s journey may be, music therapy can be a tool for support and stress relief (amongst many other benefits) in the most challenging of times.

Lilly Broderick, Program Manager, Ronald MacDonald House of BC & Yukon

Give the Gift of Music

Music Therapy can create transformational results for individuals of diverse ages and abilities.

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2023 Impact Report

Learn more about the direct impact music therapy has on people in need within our communities.

  • Music Heals provided funding to 35 Music Therapy Programs in 2023
  • 2023 Funding provided for over 5,500 hours of Music Therapy for individuals, groups, families & caregivers
  • Together we raised $450,000 for Music Therapy Programs in 2024!

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George often found regular music classes to be too loud and overwhelming. However, with music therapy, George found that the environment was quieter and more supportive, allowing him to feel calm and centered.

Facility Lead, Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School

Make a Donation

Your donations help us to reach people from all walks of life with the healing power of music.

Each year, Music Heals receives funding applications from facilities for their often underfunded music therapy programs. Unfortunately, the demand for funding frequently exceeds our capacity, and many facilities go without much-needed funding each year. This is why the support from our donors and sponsors is so crucial.

  • Every $75 donation funds 1-Hour of Music Therapy for someone in need

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When a child is stuck in a body that has been medically traumatized and constantly fighting disease, pain, low muscle tone etc. The body/mind can easily go inwards. Music therapy really brings one’s awareness out in many subtle ways. It is gentle, fun and a way to express what has been hidden away.

Parent of Child at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice


Sponsorships & Corporate Giving

Get Involved

We believe in the power of collaboration and partnerships to create a positive impact in our community. We are always looking for brands and organizations that share our mission and values to join us in giving the gift of music.

We can offer a range of sponsorship and partnership opportunities tailored to suit your organization's objectives and resources. Together, we can develop innovative and impactful initiatives that align with your company's values and engage your employees, customers, and stakeholders while giving back to your community.

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Music therapy shifts the atmosphere of the hospice – in the midst of grief, joy, calm and chaos, music creates a sense of belonging.

Facility Lead, Vancouver Hospice

Our Annual Fundraising Events


Let Her Sing

Every March, Let Her Sing welcomes Vancouver’s most influential and powerful women to join together for an afternoon of shopping from local female-owned vendors and socializing while raising funds for music therapy programs benefiting women throughout BC. Guests enjoy live musical performances and listen to an impactful speaker share the healing power of music and how it is changing lives for people in need in our community.

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A Benefit for Music Heals

The Music Heals Gala, A Benefit for Music Heals is held every October at the fabulous Commodore Ballroom to raise funds to support music therapy programs throughout BC. The evening celebrates the power of music with award-winning musical performances and raises vital funds to bring the power of music therapy to those who need it most.

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