Charity

Charity

Aaron, steering his own course. Pic: Top Country
December 21, 2018
by External Source

Tis the giving season, but Canadian country artist Aaron Goodvin wants to keep that goodwill going the rest of the year, too.

Gerry at Tom Cochrane’s cottage last summer.
December 13, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

The GoFundMe campaign, launched Dec. 9, has set a goal of $60,000 to help fund Lee's home care, food, rent, a wheelchair and customizations to his residence. In its first few days, the outreach program has raised over $5,000. 

Alex Lifeson, Ron Sexsmith and members of Broken Social Scene and Barenaked Ladies joined Andy Kim onstage on one of his earlier Christmas shows.
December 7, 2018
by Karen Bliss

Andy Kim gets emotional when talking about the ill children he met at the ICAR Complex racetrack in Montreal who were able to whiz around in fancy

Sultans of String promo shot
November 30, 2018
by External Source

Sultans of String, a Canadian fusion music group with overseas roots, has teamed up with UNHCR, the United Nations Agency for Refugees in Canada, t

MusiCounts TD Community Music Program celebration at Music For the Spirit in Ohsweken, ON on the Six Nations Grand River Reserve. Photo credit: Barry Roden
November 23, 2018
by External Source

The music-focused organizations ranged in scope from Toronto's The Hammer Band to Charlotte Street Arts Centre and Fredericton Girls Rock Camp.

Rapper SonReal at Toronto's Metalworks studio to record the anti-bullying song "No More" for Telus — photo credit: screenshot
November 16, 2018
by Karen Bliss

Hey kids, stop bullying people” would not have been the most effective lyrical approach for Vancouver hip-hop artist SonReal to take on a

Rachael Bawn, Facebook
November 9, 2018
by Nick Krewen

Rachael Bawn released an anti-cyber-bullying song and video “Daggers” earlier this year and is currently on a 33-date youth empowerment tour of Can

Serving dinner at the 2018 Artists for Peace and Justice Festival Gala = complete credits below.
November 2, 2018
by Karen Bliss

As the head of the eponymous publicity firm, NKPR, and a chair of Artist For Peace and Justice, Natasha (2nd from right) is the engine that helped raise a staggering $30M since Oscar-winning screenwriter, director and fellow Canadian Paul Haggis launched the charity a decade ago to help the people of Haiti — the world’s poorest nation.

From his Facebook page: Suzanne Le Bach with hubby Sebastian Bach.
October 26, 2018
by Karen Bliss

Rock singer Sebastian Bach has been posting online to his nearly 900,000 Facebook followers about a cause his wife, Suzanne, has got behind after l

October 19, 2018
by External Source

Kim — who will be inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in December — will host his signature fundraising event at the Toronto's Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Dec. 5, with Broken Social Scene, Billy Talent, Ron Sexsmith, Bif Naked, Hayden, Mary Margaret O'Hara and Theo Tams.

Bear Witness. Pic from Banff Centre for the Arts
October 12, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

When Ottawa electronic act A Tribe Called Red (ATCR) opened the 2017 Juno Awards broadcast, it wasn't just an important moment of mainstream recognition for the band, it was also a sign, a spark that showed the indigenous musical renaissance happening in Canada was real and here to stay.

(L to R) Mark Howard, Daryl Johnson, Daniel Lanois , Robert Plant — photo credit: Trixie Whitley
October 5, 2018
by Nick Krewen

Mark Howard, the Grammy-winning and Juno-nominated producer and engineer who has worked with everyone from Bob Dylan and U2 to The Tragically Hip a