We are a group of music enthusiasts and music lovers who have come together to help raise awareness of the healing powers of music. Music Heals Charitable Foundation supports a wide range of music therapy services to communities in BC and across Canada. We increase access to music therapy for patients in children's hospitals, senior's centres, palliative care, AIDS & HIV programs, at-risk youth, habilitation, and bereavement support.
Music Heals is a not-for-profit society incorporated in British Columbia and is registered with Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable foundation.
Staff and Board
Chris brings a wealth of knowledge from his 10 years at Universal Music, where he managed the sales and marketing of over 6,000 releases a year. His experience includes owning his own record label, band management, editing a music magazine, and hosting a radio show. Chris created and currently teaches the Music Business program at BCIT, which covers every aspect of the modern music industry.
Zoe joins Music Heals from a background of Marketing, Personnel Management, and Production. Since 2007, she has worked with a wide range of businesses and projects, from Fortune Sound Club/Blueprint, to The Vegan Project, and projects with Canadian and International groups. Zoe co-founded the PASS (Promoting Accessibility and Safe Spaces) series, which explores the accessibility climate in Vancouver’s entertainment and music realms.
Patrick has spent almost 25 years in the Vancouver music community overseeing Promotions and Publicity with Sony Music Canada. He was heavily involved in initiatives such as the “Music Saves” campaign and the “Adopt An Instrument” program. Patrick is currently the Director of Sync and Artist Relations with Hyvetown Music Publishing and manages western Canada for RPM Radio Promotion.
Rob has spent almost two decades managing and performing with bands like The Salteens, 54-40, and The Belle Game. In 2010, he formed Secret Study, a go-to agency connecting brands with talented musicians. Currently, Rob co-manages Boompa and Tonic Records, two record labels that represent some of Canada’s diverse indie talent.
Music Heals Major Donors
Music Heals would like to thank our donors for their generous contributions to the foundation and the music therapy programs that we support across Canada. Thank you for giving the gift of music.