MusiCounts Awards $900,000 in Musical Instruments to 90 Schools Nationwide

MusiCounts is pleased to announce that $900,000 in musical instruments and equipment will be distributed to 90 schools across Canada through the MusiCounts Band Aid Program. The MusiCounts Band Aid Program provides up to $15,000 worth of musical instruments and equipment to schools in need. These instruments will enable schools to grow their existing music programs or help schools build a brand new music program for students.

This year, the roster of recipient schools is the most regionally diverse yet, with an unprecedented number of schools supported in the Territories, the Atlantic provinces, and the western provinces. The MusiCounts Band Aid Program is also proud to equip schools with traditional instruments that will enable youth to celebrate and explore their cultural identity. Some schools will also receive adaptive musical instruments, allowing for students with exceptionalities to participate in music class.

“MusiCounts is proud to support 90 recipient schools this year – congratulations to all the music programs!” said Kristy Fletcher, Executive Director, MusiCounts. “However, there is still a lot of work to be done, and reading through many applications we received this year was heartbreaking. Whether schools have no instruments at all, or are struggling with collections of instruments that are in disrepair; students deserve to experience the benefits of music education in their school.”

70% of 2020 recipient schools currently receive $500 or less for their music program, meaning $15,000 in equipment via the MusiCounts Band Aid Program is the equivalent of 30 years of typical funding all at once. Each year, the need for musical instruments in schools grows, and applications to the MusiCounts Band Aid Program continue to sharply increase. In 2020 MusiCounts is only able to help 1 in 7 schools that applied to receive support.

JUNO award-winners and MusiCounts supporters, Walk Off The Earth, discuss the importance of music education in this video, and help announce the 2020 MusiCounts Band Aid Program recipients. Watch the full video here.


To help more students discover the possibilities that music education can bring, donate here.

For the full list of the 2020 MusiCounts Band Aid Program recipient schools, view below or click here for the PDF.



Banting and Best School – Calgary
Belmont School – Edmonton
Cold Lake High School – Cold Lake
Kikino Elementary School – Kikino Metis Settlement
Mayfield Elementary School – Edmonton
O.S. Geiger – Calgary
Riverview Middle School – Devon
Rocky Lane School – Fort Vermilion
St. Wilfrid School – Calgary
Upper Hay River School – High Level


District 42 Alternate Secondary – Maple Ridge
Duncan Cran – Fort St. John
École Franco-Nord – Prince George
John A. Hutton Elementary School – Grand Forks
Lakeview Elementary School – Burnaby
Learning ALternatives – Nanaimo
Lillooet Secondary School – Lillooet
Lynnmour Elementary School – North Vancouver
Prince George Secondary School – Prince George
Purpose Secondary School – New Westminster
Rutland Senior Secondary – Kelowna
Terry Fox Elementary – Abbotsford


Cecil Rhodes School – Winnipeg
Cormorant Lake School – Cormorant
Falcon Beach School – Falcon Lake
George Saunders Memorial – York Landing
Joe A. Ross – Opaskwayak
R. B. Russell Vocational High School – Winnipeg


Assiniboine Avenue Elementary School – Oromocto
École Aux quatre vents – Dalhousie
Elsipogtog School – Elsipogtog First Nation
Glen Falls School – Saint John
Salisbury Elementary School – Salisbury
Seaside Park – Saint John


Gros Morne Academy – Rocky Harbour
Holy Family Elementary – Chapel Arm
Mushuau Innu Natuashish School – Natuashish
St. Teresa’s Elementary – St. John’s


Alderney Elementary School – Dartmouth
Coxheath Elementary – Sydney
École Burton Ettinger Elementary – Halifax
Holland Road Elementary School – Fletcher’s Lake
Walter Duggan Consolidated School – Westville


Charles Tetcho School – Trout Lake
Chief Albert Wright School – Tulita
East Three School – Inuvik
Líídlįį Kúę Elementary School – Fort Simpson
Líídlįį Kúę Regional High School – Fort Simpson
Mangilaluk School – Tuktoyaktuk


Attagoyuk Ilisavik – Pangnirtung
Inuglak School – Whale Cove
Kullik Ilihakvik Elementary School – Cambridge Bay
Nuiyak School – Sanikiluaq
Tusarvik School – Naujaat


Anson S. Taylor Junior P.S. – Scarborough
Bliss Carman Senior. P.S. – Scarborough
Cathy Wever Elementary School – Hamilton
C.R. Marchant Middle School – Toronto
East York Collegiate Institute – Toronto
F.D. Roosevelt Public School – London
Georgian Bay District Secondary School – Midland
Henry Coaster Memorial School – Ogoki
Hess Street School – Hamilton
Hillcrest Elementary School – Hamilton
James Keating Elementary School –
Lakeshore Collegiate Institute – Toronto
Lord Elgin P.S. – London
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School – Toronto
Richard Pfaff Secondary Alternate Program – Ottawa
Rosemount – Petersburg
Simon Jacob Memorial Education Centre – Webequie
St. Roch Catholic School – North York
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School – Scarborough
St. Wilfrid Catholic School – Toronto
Urban Aboriginal Alternate High School Program –


Badabin Eeyou School – Whapmagoostui
École des Cheminots-de-Saint-Rémi – Price
École Hubert-Perron – Longueuil
École Saint-Mathieu – Québec
École Saint-Paul – Gatineau
James Bay Eeyou School – Chisasibi
Onslow Elementary School – Quyon


Chief Napew Memorial School – Pierceland
Consul School – Consul
Lake Vista Elementary School – Martensville
Riverside Public School – Prince Albert
St. Michael Community School – Saskatoon


Christ the King Elementary School – Whitehorse
Del Van Gorder School – Faro
Robert Service School – Dawson City