• Armed with will and determination, And grace too

    The Unison Board of Directors and staff are deeply saddened to learn of Gord Downie’s passing last night. Gord Downie was a tireless Canadian music maker, who didn’t let a moment of his time or his voice, go to waste. He never stopped telling us our own stories, championing their value and through his music, […]

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  • When We Burn Out

    It’s a challenge nearly everyone committed to a life in the music industry is going to face sooner or later: Burnout. From the young person practicing a new skill to the professional working every angle and event, our passion for our work can push us past the breaking point. Working in the music industry presents […]

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  • Coping With Grief and Loss

    We often make the mistake of treating grief as though it’s a straightforward process of moving through clearly defined stages. We’re keen to ‘do grief correctly’, but grief doesn’t obey the rules. Grief is a part of the story of our experiences with our loved one. There is no set timeline in which we must […]

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  • #WeNeedUnison: John Cody Testimonial

    At Unison Benevolent Fund we take pride in treating everyone who benefits from our programs and services with confidentiality and discretion. When you reach out to Unison your identity and the details of your assistance needs and aid are always kept private. That is why it is such a great honour when someone decides to come […]

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  • Paul MacLeod

    This past June our music community lost an extraordinary talent—Paul MacLeod. Remembered by his friends and collaborators as a kind and deeply generous musician, Paul was a multi-instrumentalist, a prolific songwriter, and an exciting performer. His loss was deeply felt throughout his community in Kitchener-Waterloo, and there was an outpouring of fondest memories on social […]

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