Unison Benevolent Fund

Unison Benevolent Fund

iSplash photo credit: Sebastian Irvine
March 27, 2020
by Karen Bliss

The Unison Benevolent Fund, an emergency relief charity that provides both financial and counselling services to members of the Canadian music indu

Pic: John Matychuk
March 22, 2020
by FYI Staff

With the generous $250K donation from the Slaight Family Foundation, the Unison Benevolent Fund has announced the Unison COVID-19 Relief Program.

Jon (left) with Brit Daniels of Spoon. Photo Credit: Heather Wright (his wife)
January 20, 2020
by Kerry Doole

A fundraising event at Toronto's Opera House on Feb. 8 featuring top Canadian artists honours the memory of the popular Universal Music exec.

Drake and LeBron James  Photo: Reddit
July 31, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Drake partners with LeBron on a new venture (pictured), Polaris Prize performers are announced, and Mattyfest features music and food. Also in the news are LyricFind, Molly Johnson, Unison, CMAOntario, Sass Jordan, CD Baby, CIMA, Bruce Cockburn, Charlie Angus, Alberta Music, Laura Barrett, Rachel Cousins, Manitoba Music, and Alex Pangman. Videos added for your enjoyment.

March 29, 2019
by FYI Staff

The irrepressible impresario has created a novel night of musical fun to fundraise for the Canadian industry's favourite charity. Tom Cochrane, Andy Kim, Damhnait Doyle, and Mary Margaret O'Hara are joined by a coach-load full of A-list Toronto talent.

Andy and Josh of Skydiggers at Unison house concert.  Photo: Cassandra Popescu
February 25, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Skydiggers (pictured) play a house concert to benefit Unison, Alessia Cara joins Shawn Mendes' world tour, and Scott Long departs Music Nova Scotia. Others in the news include the New Colossus Festival, Music Canada certifications, Norah Jones, Houdini, Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival, SHINE concert, CLMA, SaskMusic, and farewells to Fred Foster and Johnnie Lovesin. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

Unison ED Amanda Power and Newstrike / Up Cannabis’ Peter Hwang pose with a special edition guitar, in commemoration of the company's $150K donation to the charitable fund at the CEC Golf classic on Wednesday.
June 22, 2018
by FYI Staff

Canada legalized marijuana on Tuesday, and the day following Canadian pot company Up Cannabis was on the grass at Lionhead Golf Club in Brampton, ON to present Unison music charity ED Amanda Power with a cheque for $150K.

Sheila Hamiilton, Florence K and Amanda Power
February 12, 2018
by Kim Hughes

Absent a crystal ball; it’s impossible to accurately gauge the overall wellness of personnel within the Canadian music industry. But stats provided by Unison Benevolent Fund suggest that for many, being a professional within that industry can be precarious, especially if you’re female, aged 30 to 39 years and coping with personal stress.

October 23, 2017
by FYI Staff

The music biz never comes up short when it comes to raising funds for charitable endeavours, and closest to the heart is the Unison Benevelolent Fund that provides support to its own in times of distress.