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The heartbeat of the Canadian music industry
The heartbeat of the
Canadian music community

With a record-breaking number of music workers reaching out for financial and mental health services, funding to support Unison’s programs is critical to the survival and well-being of many in our industry.

Music workers change our lives, your donation can help change theirs.


Unison provides counselling, emergency financial support, and other resources to the Canadian music community in times of hardship.

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Created to support Canada’s music industry veterans, as well as those who are coping with unexpected or chronic illness.
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The Tragically Hip Limited Edition Poster

We collaborated with The Tragically Hip to bring you a special limited-edition poster! All net proceeds go towards Unison’s programs and services.

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Unison was formed in 2011 with one simple but important goal in mind: to ensure that the people who make up the Canadian music business never face times of crisis alone. Created by the industry, for the industry, as a registered, non-profit music charity Unison delivers life-saving emergency financial services and professional counselling that offer much-needed hope to those in need.


With numerous ways to donate, lending support has never been this easy. So whether you’re part of the music industry, a fan, or just someone looking to help others, Unison is the organization for you.


Registering with Unison is easy, and we never charge dues or fees for accessing our services. So, even though you might never need to lean on Unison, you can be sure we’ll be here if you do.

Our Services

We offer two primary forms of support: emergency financial services, and discreet counselling solutions. Whether its mental health difficulties or a work-related concern, we can help.

$ .92

of every $1 goes back
into funding 


of arts, entertainment, and recreation workers lost their job during the pandemic

+$20 M

dispersed to music workers in need since 2015


of musicians have a difficult time making a living if they can’t perform live

“Within two days of calling for counselling support, 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, because it helped save mine.” 

Bill Bell, Touring & Recording Artist

We’re here to help!

The hardest part of getting help can be asking. Our discreet, supportive network are here and ready to listen—whenever you’re ready to connect.