Welcome to the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! From June 1-30, 2019, every dollar donated to Unison via Canada Helps will give the charity a chance to win an additional $10,000, so we can continue providing life-changing services to members of our music community.
As a thank you, we want to give back to our supporters. For every minimum $25 donation you make to Unison from June 1-30, 2019 you'll be entered to win the Great Canadian Music Giveaway! Donate today for your chance to win:
About Unison Benevolent Fund
Unison Benevolent Fund is a non-profit, registered charity that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community. We are here to help professional music makers in times of hardship, illness or economic difficulties.
For many, a career in music is a dream come true; however, the reality is that many members of the Canadian music community do not have access to the services that can make all the difference in a time of need: sick leave, medical benefits, pension plans, and unemployment insurance. Music-makers can easily find themselves unprepared to deal with the financial and emotional burdens of an unforeseen emergency or illness. The Unison Benevolent Fund provides a lifeline in these times of crisis, and is there to ensure in the health of our friends, colleagues and collaborators.
The Unison Benevolent Fund is an assistance program – created and administered for the music community, by the music community – designed to provide discreet relief to music industry professionals in times of crisis. There are two distinct types of support available through the fund.
Financial Assistance: The Unison Benevolent Fund will provide emergency financial support to Canadian music-makers recovering from an illness, injury or other circumstances that result in an inability to work, severe economic or personal hardship.
Counselling and Health Solutions: Through voluntary and confidential support services, eligible Canadian music-makers are able to access qualified professionals who can provide counselling and other resources to support individuals and their immediate family members dealing with health, legal, relationships or work-related concerns.
What People Are Saying
"Within two days of calling, Unison had me in therapy and I'm very happy to tell you that I feel better now than I've ever felt. Unison saves lives. I know this, because they helped save mine." "
— Bill Bell, Musician
"Unison is an amazing organization and I’m so grateful for their assistance at a time when it was truly needed. Literally, they have given me life-changing help. Thank you, Unison!"
— Archie Gamble
"I was going to a clinic in Toronto weekly, while paying my basic expenses at home with the support of Unison. Without Unison’s support, the only other option would have been dismantling my home studio and abandoning entire recording projects."
— Kaleb Hikele, Musician
"Unison paid my rent for one month and provided me with pre-paid grocery cards...So there’s always food now. Everybody wants to take care of themselves. I think real artists do what they do because they want to help people. Music helps people. I’m very grateful for Unison."
— John Cody, Musician