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NMC’s Music Therapy Initiative

NMC’s Music Therapy Initiative

National Music Centre is committed to advancing music therapy through onsite programs at Studio Bell, and through outreach initiatives across Canada.

Since 2018, NMC has partnered with JB Music Therapy and Calgary Health Foundation to support the music therapy programs at Foothills Medical Centre and South Health Campus and, in 2023, expanded to include Peter Lougheed Centre and Rockyview General Hospital. These programs continue to address the unique needs of patients through a range of techniques, including singing, vocalizing, instrument improvisation, and sensory exploration.

After making an impact in Alberta, this emerging national initiative is also bringing the healing power of music therapy to individuals and families across Saskatchewan, starting with a partnership with Ranch Ehrlo Society in Regina.

To help build NMC’s Music Therapy Initiative nationally, the Jim Pattison Foundation has generously pledged to match every dollar raised. To unlock these matching funds, we need your help to make the healing power of music accessible to more individuals in need. Every dollar raised will be matched.

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.

You can make a difference in this transformative initiative. Donate today.

NMC’s Music Therapy Initiative selects its partnership locations based on an annual RFP process. Our 2023 RFPs are closed and we anticipate opening our 2024 RFPs in June. Please check back for updates!