Charity

Charity

February 12, 2018
by External Source

Request for services continues to increase for both the Counselling & Health Solutions Program and the Emergency Financial Assistance Program.

Sheila Hamiilton, Florence K and Amanda Power
February 12, 2018
by Kim Hughes

Absent a crystal ball; it’s impossible to accurately gauge the overall wellness of personnel within the Canadian music industry. But stats provided by Unison Benevolent Fund suggest that for many, being a professional within that industry can be precarious, especially if you’re female, aged 30 to 39 years and coping with personal stress.

Commodore cast with John Mann (far right).
February 9, 2018
by External Source

Record a track in the men’s room with nearly 50 of Canada’s most celebrated musicians? That is one for the history books.

Milck in a still from her 'Quiet' video
January 26, 2018
by Nick Krewen

The 30-year-old LA-based Atlantic Records signing bravely sang about her own experience of sexual abuse and harassment in the ballad “Quiet,” which fanned the flames of the #METOO Movement when she performed it at the 2017 Women’s March on Washington.

Andrew Cole in a scene from #NoJoke
January 26, 2018
by FYI Staff

Many years in the making, this documentary film takes an original look at the topic of bullying through the eyes of a Canadian singer/songwriter. He has recruited music and film stars to the cause, and a compelling trailer has just come out.

Busty and the Bass
January 19, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

Montreal-based nine-piece soul-pop band Busty and the Bass is using its newfound clout to launch an on-the-ground, in-the-schools’ music education initiative.

January 17, 2018
by FYI Staff

Elwood and Jake Blues plan on lifting the winter blues with a show at Toronto's Phoenix Theatre on Feb. 28 and the best part is that the proceeds are to go to the CAMH Gifts of Light program that offers support to people who truly have a bad case of the blues.

January 15, 2018
by External Source

How rich is rich enough?  It's not something I've ever had to deal with and unless I win a Power Ball type lottery, I don't expect to.

At the Princess Maragret Hospital / Photo: Mark Blinch
January 12, 2018
by Karen Bliss

Having succeeded in the music industry at HMV and BMG, the indefatigable team leader turned his attention to a cause that was close to his heart. Along the way, he helped raise a king's ransom.

Spirit of the West frontman John Mann on stage at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver April 15 2016. Gerry Kahrmann / PNG
January 12, 2018
by External Source

A fundraising campaign for Spirit of the West singer John Mann is seeking an additional $5,000 to help pay for the musician’s medical and personal needs.

Gary Slaight, honoured for his humanitarian endeavours by the Junos
January 9, 2018
by External Source

A trailblazer in the music and broadcast industries, Slaight's name has now become synonymous as an agent of change through multi-million dollar donations benefitting distressed communities at home and abroad, as well as creating opportunities for Canada's musicians.

 

December 18, 2017
by External Source

It's the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer; we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be...