Music Therapy Month


March is Music Therapy Month! All across the nation, music therapists and their community will be coming together to advocate and raise awareness for music therapy. Started by the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT) in the April, 1999, Music Therapy Month brought a renewed vibrancy and sense of nationalism to music therapists by bringing the country together for a unified mission: to teach the world about music therapy. Nowadays, music therapists and their community use the month to advocate, celebrate and cultivate music therapy to communities across the nation and the world. For more information about Music Therapy Awareness Month you can visit the CAMT website or the the Music Heals event page.


Interested in participating? Take a look at our national list of events below. From university lectures to bar hopping to parading through your city, there is a little something for everybody. Also, listen for public service announcements promoting music therapy on radio stations across the country! 

International Events

World Music Therapy Day

When: March 1, 2018

Where: The World

On March 1, music therapy enthusiasts all over the world will have the opportunity to share their stories on social media using the hashtag #WorldMusicTherapyDay. Join the worldwide conversation and help raise awareness on a global scale.

To find out more, visit the World Music Therapy Day website



National Events


Night Out for Music Heals  

When: March 3, 2018

Where: Across Canada

Want tasty drinks, great food, and to raise money for a cause you’re passionate about? The Night Out for Music Heals is for you! At this fantastic event, nightclubs and bars generously donate a percentage of their revenue or cover charge to Music Heals. In 2017, over 90 venues partnered with Music Heals to raise over $19,000 for music therapy programs across Canada.

You can find a list of participating venues here



Tempo Gin Temp Gin for Music Heals

When: Anytime!

Where: Across BC and Alberta

Gin lovers unite! Tempo Gin continues to donate $1 for every purchase made in BC and Alberta. Did someone say martini?




When: March, 2018

Where: Across Canada

If you’re in need of a new pair of headphones, listen here! Skullcandy will donate 10% of their sales from to Music Heals. The online store features great deals on bluetooth speakers, wireless and wired earbuds and studio-quality headphones.


Long & McQuade iPod Pharmacy 

When: March, 2018

Where: Long & McQuade locations

Donate your good-as-new iPods to any Canadian Long & McQuade location; it will be paired with a new pair of Skullcandy headphones and and iTunes gift card and donated to local music therapists to help meet their clients’ needs.  

Click here to find a Long & McQuade near you

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Music Therapists for Peace

When: March 1, 2018, 12pm

Where: Capilano University, Fir 119, North Vancouver

Join the Capilano University Music Therapy Student Alliance and Dr. Sue Bains for a lecture on anti-oppressive practice in music therapy. Snacks will be provided!


Allegra Chamber Orchestra 

When: March 2, 2018

Where: Notional Space, 1523 Pender St. Vancouver

In honour of International Womens’ Day, the Allegra Chamber Orchaestra presents an evening of female all-star artists, to raise funds for the music therapy program at WISH Drop In Centre:



When: March 2, 2018

Where: Folio Café , Winnipeg

Come out to Folio Café to enjoy a fun night of music from the Music Therapy students of CMU! Featuring a variety of instruments, musical genres, and more than 15 performers: