Canadian Music Therapy Fund

Community Organization Programs

The Canadian Music Therapy Fund (CMTF) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization, which works to enhance communities by providing accessible music therapy to vulnerable and underserved populations. CMTF is the only place in Canada that provides subsidized music therapy sessions on-site at their clinic space or offsite at satellite locations. Music therapy is offered in a group, individually, or through guided imagery and music.

AMDF supports CMTF’s groups for children on the Autism spectrum, as well as four weekly group community programs that are facilitated in partnership with community organizations (LOFT, Covenant House Toronto, Central Toronto Youth Services and Casey House). The performing arts, including music, have been shown to help develop skills and competencies in mental wellness and personal development. Performing arts can help individuals solve problems, set goals, express feelings appropriately, improve interpersonal skills and relationships and strengthen the ability to perform personal life roles with increased flexibility.

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"Our waitlist for music therapy services has decreased dramatically with the help of the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation. With their support, we are reaching more families and more community organizations than ever!”

Chrissy Pearson

Clinical Manager, Canadian Music Therapy Fund