"We are so honoured that CanadaSound has chosen our charity to receive the proceeds from the CanadaSound album. The idea of all Canadians coming together with their artists to create something special is truly unique. The kids and schools who will benefit from new instruments because of this, thank you for giving them the gift of music".
MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards, is keeping music alive in schools and communities across Canada by putting musical instruments into the hands of children that need them most. MusiCounts’ mission is to ensure that children in Canada have access to music programs through their schools and communities. Since MusiCounts’ establishment in 1997, over $9,000,000 has been awarded in support of music education in Canada. These funds have benefitted over 750 schools and communities from coast to coast, supported over 300 post-secondary music program graduates and honoured 12 extraordinary music teachers through the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award.