Charity

Charity

Andrew Cole in a scene from #NoJoke
January 26, 2018
by FYI Staff

Many years in the making, this documentary film takes an original look at the topic of bullying through the eyes of a Canadian singer/songwriter. He has recruited music and film stars to the cause, and a compelling trailer has just come out.

Busty and the Bass
January 19, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

Montreal-based nine-piece soul-pop band Busty and the Bass is using its newfound clout to launch an on-the-ground, in-the-schools’ music education initiative.

January 17, 2018
by FYI Staff

Elwood and Jake Blues plan on lifting the winter blues with a show at Toronto's Phoenix Theatre on Feb. 28 and the best part is that the proceeds are to go to the CAMH Gifts of Light program that offers support to people who truly have a bad case of the blues.

January 15, 2018
by External Source

How rich is rich enough?  It's not something I've ever had to deal with and unless I win a Power Ball type lottery, I don't expect to.

At the Princess Maragret Hospital / Photo: Mark Blinch
January 12, 2018
by Karen Bliss

Having succeeded in the music industry at HMV and BMG, the indefatigable team leader turned his attention to a cause that was close to his heart. Along the way, he helped raise a king's ransom.

Spirit of the West frontman John Mann on stage at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver April 15 2016. Gerry Kahrmann / PNG
January 12, 2018
by External Source

A fundraising campaign for Spirit of the West singer John Mann is seeking an additional $5,000 to help pay for the musician’s medical and personal needs.

Gary Slaight, honoured for his humanitarian endeavours by the Junos
January 9, 2018
by External Source

A trailblazer in the music and broadcast industries, Slaight's name has now become synonymous as an agent of change through multi-million dollar donations benefitting distressed communities at home and abroad, as well as creating opportunities for Canada's musicians.

 

December 18, 2017
by External Source

It's the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer; we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be...

December 7, 2017
by FYI Staff

The theme on Monday night is charity, and past years have raised over $200K for Unison Fund, but this evening of giving goes both ways with tens of thousands of dollars in prizes up for grabs! Better still, guest DJ'ing at this must-attend shindig is BSS's Brendan Canning.

On behalf of the family foundation, Gary Slaight receiving his award from AFP Greater Toronto President Krishan Mehta. Photo: Joel Nadel, Event Imaging
November 23, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Slaight Family  Foundation has been honoured for its philanthropy, along with seven other individuals and organizations.

November 15, 2017
by FYI Staff

Students at Queen Alexandra School in Toronto were thrilled with the gift, awed in having an opportunity to participate in a music workshop with the band and beaming with pleasure in having the "Invincible" quartet put on an intimate performance in the school gym.

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.