Music has the power to change lives.
For the gift of $10, you can put an instrument in the hands of a child and open a world of possibility for kids from under-served areas of Ottawa!
Your donation will help open a world of possibility for kids from under-served areas of Ottawa at OrKidstra.
OrKidstra is an Ottawa-based social development program that empowers kids from under-served communities by teaching life skills through the universal language of music. We provide children from low-income families with FREE instruments and music lessons, which gives them the chance to learn important life skills through playing and singing together.
Your donation will help kids take their first steps into the world of music with a recorder! OrKidstra's KiddlyWinks is an energetic music and movement program that’s great fun for children ages 5 – 8 years old.
With your support, OrKidstra can continue to bring the joys and challenges of making music together to children who might otherwise be left out.
Our free after-school programs (KiddlyWinks, KidSingers, KidDrummers, KidPlayers, KidStringers and OrKidstra) gives kids from under-served Ottawa areas the chance to find their voice and grow their potential through 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 62 linguistic and cultural backgrounds; many are from new Canadian families. We're proud to say that 100% of OrKidstra graduates have completed high school and gone onto post-secondary education.
By supporting OrKidstra, you can unlock the opportunity for every child to find their voice and build their potential through music. It's also a great present for the music lover in your life!
“OrKidstra has created so many possibilities for me. I truly hope it can expand so that more kids can benefit. Every dollar you donate to OrKidstra is helping to make our community a better place.” – Ngoc Kim, OrKidstra Graduate
Many thanks for making a tax-deductible donation to support OrKidstra!