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Registered Name: OrKidstra - Sistema Ottawa

Business No: 832467153RR0001

Music changes lives! OrKidstra is an Ottawa-based social development program that helps to empower kids and build community through music.



Music: The Power to Change Lives!

OrKidstra is a social development program that empowers kids from under-served communities by teaching life skills – such as teamwork, commitment, respect, and pride in achievement – through the universal language of music. With the passionate belief in the transformative power of music, OrKidstra started with 27 children in 2007 and now includes more than 700 children, ages 5 to 18, from over 62 linguistic and cultural backgrounds.


Our mission is to empower kids and build community through the universal language of music.

We carry out this mission by providing children from low-income families with free group and individual music lessons and the chance to learn important life skills like respect, compassion, teamwork, and responsibility through playing and singing together. OrKidstra brings the joys and challenges of making music together to children who might otherwise be left out.

When you donate to OrKidstra, you help create a future where all children and youth have the opportunity to find their voice and build their potential through music.


211 Bronson Ave.

Studio 204

Ottawa, ON, K1R 6H5

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