About

Who is the Music Therapy Fund?

Our Mission

 

To promote, develop, and support music therapy services and research in order to restore, maintain, and improve the mental, physical, and emotional health of Canadians.

Our Vision

 

To create better lives through the transformative power of music therapy.

 

Based in the Music Therapy Centre in Toronto, the Music Therapy Fund is a registered charity dedicated to making music therapy available to more people in more communities across Canada.

 

The scientific evidence tells us that music therapy works. However, music therapy is still not a widely recognized form of therapy, and is seldom funded by private insurance or government programs. This means that, for the most part, music therapy is only available in Canada to people or organizations that can pay for it.

 

Music therapy helps us to move and communicate, to cope, to better understand ourselves and to reach our full potential. We want to make music therapy available to anyone who needs it.

We are a safe and inclusive organization

 

The Canadian Music Therapy Fund, including the Toronto Music Therapy Centre, aims to provide a safe, creative and inclusive environment. It is everyone’s responsibility to create positive and respectful spaces for people who identify as various races, genders, abilities, and sexual orientations. As an organization, we aim to foster welcoming relationships both with our team and the community, including our donors, clients and ambassadors.

 

We have zero tolerance for harassment or violence of any kind and will seek to address these behaviours as quickly as we can. The impact on the person harassed, not the intent of the harasser, defines harassment.

 

If one believes that they have experienced harassment of any type within TMC, there are several processes they can follow, from directly notifying the harasser that their behaviour is unwelcome, to making a verbal or written complaint.  The TMC has designated four complaint recipients to whom an individual may address their complaint.

Board Members

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John McCrea
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Hannah You  MMT MTA
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Arlene Boyce
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Wanda Gascho-White
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Sheri Katz
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Natalie Pooran
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Mary An Blom
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Mark Costain
Laurie Schertzer
Laurie Schertzer
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Kerry Martin