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THE SCOOP | 24 organizations across Canada share over $300,000 in funding for musical instruments

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The 2022 MusiCounts TD Community Music Program recipients have been announced, sharing a pool of over $300,000 in musical instrument funds. From across Canada, 24 community organizations were chosen.

The details

MusiCounts is a charity dedicated to music education. The organization is associated with both the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and the JUNO Awards.

MusiCounts supports organizations that put instruments in the hands of young people, with the goal of making the transformative power of music-making accessible to all.

This year’s 2022 TD MusiCounts Community Music Program funding totals $320,000and will be used to provide musical instruments, equipment and other resources to non-profit community organizations.

  • They target groups working with children and young people up to the age of 25;
  • Each group receives up to $20,000 in funding.

To date, the Program has awarded over $3.9 million to 271 community organizations.

The 2022 winners

This year, the program focused on funding organizations that foster a diverse musical culture. At least 80% of recipient organizations develop educational programs that include a strong culturally relevant or new technology component. The North York Inter—Community Youth program will use the funds to purchase steel drums to expand existing programming due to high demand. Nepalese—Young Canadians from Edmonton will be able to play traditional instruments purchased by the Nepalese Canadian Society with their share of the funding.

“The MusiCounts TD Community Music Program offers young people a unique path to music, directly in their own community, MusiCounts President Kristy Fletcher said in a press release. “This cohort of recipients demonstrates how vital this type of music is; Whether groups are celebrating cultural traditions, providing music therapy or engaging in a common interest in technology, this investment means more young Canadians will be empowered to realize their potential through music.

Steelpan Drums (Image courtesy of MusiCounts)
Steelpan Drums (Image courtesy of MusiCounts)

2022 MusiCounts TD Community Music Program Recipients


  • Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society — Edmonton, AB
  • Canadian Nepalese Society of Edmonton — Edmonton, AB
  • Youth Empowerment and Support Services — Edmonton, AB


  • Dze L K’ant Friendship Center Society — Smithers, BC
  • Kara-Kata Afrobeat Society of Canada — Mission, BC


  • Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation — Winnipeg, MB
  • Ralph Brown Community Center — Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Spence Neighborhood Association — Winnipeg, Manitoba


  • New Brunswick Africans Association Inc. — Fredericton, N.B.


  • Newfoundland Aboriginal Peoples Alliance — Port Saunders, NL


  • BGC Greater Halifax — Halifax, NS


  • Brandon Street Community Development Program — Pickering, ON
  • Glowing Hearts Charity — Barrie, Ontario
  • Mobile Arts Programming Association — Toronto, Ont.
  • North York Intercommunity Youth — Toronto, ON
  • Downtown Ottawa Ministries — Ottawa, ON
  • Walkerton System — Walkerton, ON
  • Windsor Optimist Youth Group — Windsor, ON
  • N’Amerind Friendship Center — London, ON


  • Community social pediatrics center Rivière-du-Nord-Saint-Jérôme, QC
  • Patro Villeray — Montreal, QC


  • Listen to Dis’ Community Arts Organization — Regina, SK
  • SaskAbilities—Swift Current, Sask.


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