National Music Centre is committed to advancing music therapy through onsite programs at Studio Bell, and through outreach initiatives at Western Canadian hospitals.
Since 2018, NMC has partnered with JB Music Therapy and Calgary Health Trust to support the music therapy programs at Foothills Medical Centre and South Health Campus. These programs continue to address the unique needs of patients through a range of techniques, including singing, vocalizing, instrument improvisation, and sensory exploration.
In 2023, the Jim Pattison Foundation pledged $2.5M towards expanding NMC's Music Therapy Initiative to include locations in Calgary and new offerings in Regina and Saskatoon. If we can raise enough matching donations, we will reach our target of $5M. We have currently raised $250,000 in matching funding through the support of two Calgary-based foundations. But we still need your help to make the healing power of music accessible to more individuals in need.
Every $1 raised will be matched, up to $2.5M!
By joining us in this exciting expansion journey, you are directly contributing to the well-being and quality of life of individuals facing various challenges. Together, let's create a harmonious world where music nurtures healing, connection, and joy.