Recent blog posts

May 8th
Mental Well-Being in the Music Community

Following an inspiring time at the East Coast Music Awards last week in Halifax, the music community continues to gather this week in Toronto for Canadian Music Week. Aligning with the Canadian Mental Health Association Mental Health Week May 7-13th, Unison Benevolent Fund is joining the conversation to #GetLoud about mental health with panels about mental well-being in the music industry. 

Gord Downie
October 18th
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, calling us to greater love and understanding.

Our deepest sympathies go out to Gord’s family, his bandmates, management team, friends and to all of his fans.

On The Hip’s final tour this summer, Gord told us to take care of each other. And we will.


Upcoming events

Rewind Show Poster
6th Annual Re:Wind

It's back! For the 6th year in a row, Re:Sound Music Licensing Company is proud to present Re:Wind, an all-star showcase of talent in Toronto's music industry. 

This year, Re:Sound has assembled staff bands from SOCAN Music, Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency, Sony Music Canada, and DJs Music Canada to join us in presenting a night themed WOMEN IN MUSIC. 

All net proceeds from this event will benefit the Unison Benevolent Fund and Anduhyaun Inc. 

Tickets now available!

Person playing violin
Unison at Folk Music Ontario

This year the Folk Music Ontario conference will feature an hour long panel on Touring: A Mental Health and Wellness Approach on Saturday, Sept 29 at 3:30PM. This panel is led by Unison Benevolent Fund Executive Director, Amanda Power, Chris Thompson (Manager), Mike Shwartz, (Lifestyle Coach) and Carmen Elle (Artist). The panel is addressing mental health issues on the road from the perspective of each speaker, and expanding on resources and steps to take in order to have a healthy mind and body on the road. 

Founding partners

The Unison Benevolent Fund gratefully acknowledges and extends our gratitude to our founding sponsors and partners.
Slaight music
Music Canada
Cassels Brock