MusiCounts

MusiCounts Believes That Music Adds Possibilities

Thank you to Westside Studio for donating resources to help create this video! Thank you to Kevin Hearn for lending your music and Kiefer Sutherland for voicing this video spot.

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Who We Are

MusiCounts is Canada’s music education charity and is affiliated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards.
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Our Mission

MusiCounts celebrates musical excellence and puts musical instruments into the hands of kids who need them the most.
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Our Vision

That all children and youth in Canada have access to music education.

ABOUT MUSICOUNTS & HISTORY

MusiCounts is Canada’s music education charity associated with the JUNO Awards and we believe music adds possibilities for youth. We celebrate musical excellence, and put instruments into the hands of children who need them most. MusiCounts’ mission is to ensure that all youth in Canada have access to the transformational power of music education in their school or community, and that's why the charity focuses on improving access to music education for youth by offering instrument grants to schools and communities.

Access to music education continues to decline across Canada because fewer schools and communities have the necessary resources. In 2019, MusiCounts received over $6 million in school instrument requests, but can only help 1 in 5 schools who requested support, so there is still a significant gap.

There are many benefits of music education for youth, including:

  • Music education increases language proficiency, self-confidence and focus, bridges cultural gaps and promotes collaboration.
  • It has been shown that music lessons significantly enhance children's cognitive abilities.
  • Music education also positively influences emotional development, and helps children communicate and express themselves.

MusiCounts achieves its mission through its five main programs:

Our Impact To Date
1029
Schools Funded
140
Communities Benefited
396
Scholarships Awarded
14
Teachers Recognized