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A lifeline for the Canadian music industry
A lifeline for the
Canadian music industry
Emergency financial
assistance and
professional counselling
Help make sure
the show goes on
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Unison was formed in 2010 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, we deliver life-saving emergency financial services and professional counselling that offer much-needed hope to those in need.


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.


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.

$ .92

of every $1 goes back
into funding 


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

$4.2 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, 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.