What is Music Heals

Since 2012, Music Heals has raised awareness and funds to increase access to music therapy for vulnerable Canadians. Music Heals supports a wide range of music therapy services in communities in BC and across Canada.

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. We partner with each program we fund to tell real stories of impact and sustain music therapy programming.

To date Music Heals has funded over $3 million to music therapy programs for Canadians in need.

About Music Heals

Benefits of Music Therapy

Music can be beneficial for anyone. Although it can be used therapeutically for people who have physical, emotional, social, or cognitive deficits, even those who are healthy can use music to relax, reduce stress, improve mood, or to accompany exercise.

There are no potentially harmful or toxic effects. Music therapists help their patients achieve a number of goals through music, including improvement of communication, academic strengths, attention span, and motor skills. They may also assist with behavioral therapy and pain management.

Funded Programs

Music Heals has donated over $2 million to music therapy programs across  the country serving children, seniors, palliative care, burn units, the autism spectrum, AIDS & HIV, bereavement, at-risk youth, rehabilitation, and more. See below for a complete list of programs which have received funding from Music Heals

Music Heals is proud to have funded the following programs:

Adanac Park Lodge, Vancouver (seniors & mental health)
Agecare Walden Heights, Calgary (seniors)
Bandwagon project, Vancouver (mobile recording)
BC Cancer Foundation
BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver
BC Women’s Hospital – NICU, Vancouver
Beacon Community Services, Victoria (social services)
Broadway Lodge, Vancouver (seniors)
Camp Kerry, New Westminster (bereavement)
Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, Toronto
Canuck Place, Vancouver (children’s hospice)
Centennial Christian School, Terrace
Charlford House Society For Women, Burnaby (addiction & rehabilitation)
Columbia View Lodge, Trail (seniors)
Comox Valley Hospice, Comox
Delta Hospice, Delta
Dr Peter Centre, Vancouver (AIDS & HIV)
Extendicare Cedars Villa, Calgary (Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, mental illness and severe dementia)
Extendicare Hillcrest, Calgary (severe dementia)
GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, Vancouver
Hawthorne Seniors Care Community, Coquitlam
Janus Academy, Calgary (youth)
Kiwanis Village, Nanaimo (seniors)
Lady Minto Hospital, Salt Spring Island (seniors)
Langley Lodge, Langley (seniors)
Little Mountain Place, Vancouver (seniors)
Luther Court, Victoria (seniors)
Mount St Mary Hospital, Victoria (seniors)
Mountainside Secondary, North Vancouver (at-risk youth)
Pacific Autism Family Centre, Richmond
PALS Autism Society, Vancouver
Phoenix Centre Society, Surrey (addiction & recovery)
Power To Be, Victoria (youth)
Qualicum Beach Gardens, Qualicum Beach (seniors)
Revera Mckenzie Towne Retirement Residence, Calgary (seniors)
Richmond Hospital, Richmond
Ridge Meadows Association For Community Living, Maple Ridge (young adults with developmental delays)
Ronald McDonald House BC, Vancouver (children & families)
Royal Columbian Hospital – NICU, New Westminster
Royal Oak Alternate School, Burnaby (at-risk youth)
Royal Ottawa Place, Ottawa (seniors)
Salmon Arm Secondary, Salmon Arm (children)
SCEP, Regina (children & families)
Semiahmoo House Society, Surrey (developmental delays)
Seton Villa, Burnaby (seniors)
Social Diversity for Children, Vancouver (at-risk youth)
Spirit of the North, Prince George (children)
Spring Valley, Kelowna (seniors)
St James Music Academy, Vancouver (at-risk youth)
St Joseph’s Hospital, Comox
Strive Living Society, Burnaby (brain injury/mental health)
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, Vancouver (rehabilitation)
Surrey Memorial Hospital – Youth Mental Health & NICU, Surrey
Surrey School District, Surrey
Terrace Child Development Centre, Terrace (developmental delays)
Vancouver Hospice, Vancouver
VGH Burns & Trauma Unit, Vancouver
Victoria Brain Injury Society, Victoria
WISH Drop-In Centre Society, Vancouver  (women, sex workers, DTES)
Yaletown House, Vancouver (seniors)
YMCA, Vancouver (children)

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