Health Arts Societies / La SAMS - 2022 annual report

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Health Arts Societies / La SAMS 2022 Report

National Funders


Health Arts Society


Health Arts Societies, Concerts in Care Ontario and La SAMS gratefully acknowledge the ongoing contributions of national funding partners Bank of Montreal and the Azrieli Foundation for the delivery of Concerts in Care/ Concerts en milieux de santé for audiences in care. The following is a brief summary of 2022 activities.

National Association of Health Arts Societies, Concerts in Care and La SAMS

An unincorporated association unites the seven societies sharing the mission to provide audiences in care with a regular schedule of professional concerts by local paid performers. The group of societies is dedicated to making the concert program a part of Canadian culture focussed on the improvement of life for Canada’s elders. The association holds regular meetings of the staff directors and board chairs of each society. 2022/2023 Chair: David Lemon, M.S.M., founder of Concerts in Care

Rafael Hoekman (cello) at a Concerts in Care performance

British Columbia

2022 has been seen an excellent trajectory of new and returning audiences embracing the Concerts in Care programme in a post-COVID era. Health Arts Society (BC) presented 361 in-person Concerts in Care throughout British Columbia, in addition to 52 Concerts in Care Online (in partnership with HAS Alberta).

The legacy of the pandemic remains a challenge, particularly as facilities juggle constantly changing protocols, and some locations still remain completely shut to outside events. The isolation of this demographic over the past years remains a poignant reminder of the importance of Concerts in Care to help connect our isolated audiences with the performance community. Audiences this year have been thrilled with the resumption of Concerts in Care as part of the culture of their homes and as part of their re-connection with the community at large. Members of our performer roster has been commendable in their enthusiasm for the work, as well as in their ability to cope with often onerous health care protocols.

Adult Day Centres: A generous grant from Seedlings Foundation has enabled robust expansion of concert presentation in adult day centres throughout the Lower Mainland. These facilities are key players in British Columbia’s “ageing in place” strategy of providing daily activity programmes for seniors still living in their own homes.

Outdoor events: Of the 361 total concerts presented, over 40 took place outdoors during the warmer months of May through September. While a great challenge to both health care staff and performers, this was the only method of delivery for many months while COVID-19 protocols kept the doors of some homes shut to visitors.

Concerts in Care Online: Our online presence has been firmly established with this dynamic project, in partnership with Health Arts Society of Alberta. 52 online concerts were presented out in 2022 on a dedicated new portal: A duplicate platform with the same material is also in use: for retirement residences, adult day centres and individuals living in their own homes. This partnership not only widens the range of music presented, but the format offers efficient concert delivery to facilities in both provinces. This weekly service is accessible to all audiences with internet access, and acts as an excellent “calling card” to introduce our work to new facilities. Several existing funders and donors have been flexible with the use of current grants and donations, allowing contributions to extend to this new project. A number of new granting opportunities have also netted funds towards the project.

Corporate & Individual partners: London Drugs has returned as a corporate donor, with a contribution to Concerts in Care Online (for both BC and Alberta). In addition to the continued significant contributions of Bank of Montreal (nationally) and Odlum Brown (British Columbia presentation sponsor), a number of generous corporate donors in the Kootenays region have embraced the programme on behalf of those in care in their communities. These include Nelson and District Credit Union, Teck Metals, TD Bank Group and Columbia Power.

Public funders: Public funders have truly embraced the value of the Concerts in Care programme, and generous contributions have been received from the BC Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, BC Gaming Commission and a number of public funders in the Kootenays region, notably the Columbia Basin Trust through the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and the Central Kootenay Regional District. Special COVID relief funds have been granted by BC Arts Council and Canada Council, and the new Cultural Impact Critical Assistance initiative from the City of Vancouver has provided funding to help pivot the work of Concerts in Care to online delivery.

Foundations: Excellent funding partnerships continue with the Azrieli Foundation, Martha Lou Henley Charitable Foundation, Seedlings Foundation, St. Paul’s Foundation, the JAYMAC Fund through the Victoria Foundation, ZLC Foundation, as well as two funds held at the Vancouver Foundation: the Osbertus Fund and the Smith-Sigurdson Fund. A substantial grant from the Community Foundations of Canada’s Health Communities was applied to the Concerts in Care Online programme.

Board development: The board continues in its goal to increase its numbers and further its geographic representation. A new member from the Kootenays region recently joined, and potential representation from Victoria and the Okanagan is currently being pursued. A newly-formed events committee is currently planning an awareness/fundraising event for spring 2023.

Honourary Patrons: Jane Coop, C.M., Suzie LeBlanc, C.M., Tania Miller

Presented by Health Arts Society Presented by Health Arts Society

Board of Directors: Bruce Munro Wright, O.B.C. (President), David Cousins (Vice President), Anita Ghatak (Vice President), Janet Nixon (Treasurer), Sylvia L’Ecuyer, C.M., Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Secretary), Dr Alastair Carruthers, Greg Dawson, Michael Gallagher, Barbara-jo McIntosh, Paul Mitchell-Banks, Heather Peets, Chantal Ryan, Lynn Smith, Q.C., Sally Warren

Staff: Raymond Aucoin (Managing Director), Karen LeeMorlang (Artistic Director), Eri Kikuchi (Special Projects Coordinator)

“Karen [Lee-Morlang] is a long-time friend of ours and we are always in awe of her beautiful performance. We appreciate her enthusiasm, positive energy, and thoughtfulness in making our Chinese-speaking clients feel welcomed. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming her back soon! ”

—Staff, Renfrew Collingwood Seniors Centre

“We wanted to send a thank you from everyone here at Columbia House for the wonderful concert on Friday. The residents loved it, there were even a few tears. It brightened our week!”

Anna Fidork, Recreation Coordinator, Columbia House

“A difficult resident who grumbles all day long, and rarely sits still, was transfixed by the sound of the cello, and remained calm throughout the performance. It was magical … thank you!”

—Health care staff

“Wow! we really appreciate this opportunity! I went inside the page and I couldn’t stop watching the concerts! We currently have a tablet lending program and of our members immensely enjoy the benefits of participating in this program.”

Health care staff, re. Concerts in Care Online

Cameron Wilson (violin) & Budge Schachte (guitar) recording for Concerts in Care Online BC Artistic Director Karen Lee-Morlang (piano) & Melanie Adams (mezzo-soprano) Silk Road Duo at St. Vincent’s Langara (Vancouver)
Van Django trio at Health & Home Care Society

2022 was Alberta’s most active year to date, with 243 live concerts across the province. We also continued our Concerts in Care Online program in partnership with the Health Arts Society of BC with 52 digital concerts distributed. In an effort to reach more populations with limited access to live music, we expanded to offer concerts at the Edmonton Public Library and several psychiatric facilities.

Live and Online Concerts: The mainstay of our programming continues to be our in-person concerts. This year we performed 243 concerts, reaching approximately 9,500 seniors living in care. Although the majority of our concerts are performed in Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer, we had our largest geographic reach to date with many live concerts performed in smaller centres. Albertan artists performed in facilities in communities including Canmore, Camrose, Evansburg, Innisfail, Lacombe, Lethbridge, Mayerthorpe, Morinville, Olds, Raymond, Rocky Mountain House, Slave Lake, Stettler, Taber, Tofield, Westlock, Wetaskiwin, and Whitecourt. A new partnership with the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra enabled us to bring concerts free of charge to many facilities throughout central Alberta.

While our digital platform, Concerts in Care Online, began as a way to reach seniors during COVID lockdown, it has now become an important part of our regular programming. Working together with the Health Arts Society of BC, we produced 52 digital concerts featuring local artists and distributed them to seniors across the province.

Expanding Our Reach: An important part of our strategic plan is continuing to explore how to reach new audiences. In 2022 we launched two new programs: concerts in psychiatric facilities and Library Lunchtime Concerts at the Edmonton Public Library. Working with Alberta Hospital, a psychiatric facility in Edmonton, we performed five concerts for patients living at the hospital. We also performed a pilot program at Prosper Place, a peer-led mental health day program that offers support to those experiencing mental illness in the community. Both programs were highly successful with more concerts planned in 2023.

Launched in August 2022, our Library Lunchtime program features performances at the Edmonton Public Library’s Stanley Milner Branch, an inner-city library that serves the downtown core. Each concert has been well-attended, with many exceeding capacity. Concerts are fully accessible, free and are attended by a wide cross-section of the public. We are thrilled to see local seniors’ groups accessing these performances as well as members of the downtown transient community.

Funders: We are grateful for the continued support of BMO Financial, the Azrieli Foundation, the Stollery Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada, the Edmonton Community Foundation, the Rozsa Foundation, and London Drugs. As always, we could not do what we do without the support of our government funders, The Province of Alberta, The Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton Arts Council and Calgary Arts Development.

Organizational Development: Led by our President, Karen Lynch and Vice-President, Aliya Rota, we focused this year on expanding our reach and public awareness of our work. A communication and fundraising plan supported by the Rozsa Foundation and Parker PR resulted in a successful first annual fundraising drive to “donate a concert” and an increased media presence across Alberta.

Board of Directors: Karen Lynch (President), Aliya Rota (Vice-President), Bernie Bolton (Secretary/ Treasurer), Faith Boka-Gwinji, Kieran F. Ryan, Alexander Sabharwal, Dr Jeffrey Steed, Bruce Munro Wright, O.B.C., Dr Roger Yao

Staff: Meran Currie-Roberts (Executive and Artistic Director)

“Our concert last week was absolutely amazing! We were blown away at the talent from the two musicians. Thank you so much for everything you do!”

Emily Reitsma, Recreation Manager, Seasons Wetaskiwin

“We especially loved playing in Westlock, where, after our performance, a few people came up to us in tears saying how much they enjoyed it. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that what we do matters and I’m so grateful that I got to be reminded of that this week.”

Christina Barry, violinist


“I used to attend concerts at the Banff Centre with my husband, but he passed away and now I am all alone. Thank you for bringing the music to me.”

Resident, Canmore General Hospital Wetaskiwin

“[These concerts] at Alberta Hospital Edmonton’s Forensics Psychiatry program are an opportunity for individuals who experience addiction and mental health illness and have come into conflict with the law to experience music in a secure and therapeutic atmosphere as community re-integration strategy.

Programs and events like this provide recovery-oriented therapeutic experiences to facilitate healing during the patient’s recovery journey.”

Lindsey Pearson, Alberta Health Services

“It was very moving. I got a classical CD as a gift and never opened it. I’m going home to listen to it now. ”

Peer Member, Prosper Place

“I cannot fully express how much I deeply value your generosity and kindness, the music was incredible and patients truly loved it. Thank you so, so much!!! Looking forward to continue working with you in the future to spread the love for music that heals hearts.”

Dr. Maryana Kravtsenyuk, Forensic Psychiatrist, Alberta Hospital Edmonton

“As a senior, I don’t have a lot of extra income for concerts, but I love them. I will be coming to every single one of these concerts. Waves of sound and energy engulfed us, holding us captive throughout the concert. It was magic.”

Audience members, Library Lunchtime Concerts

Fiddle and guitar duo Sean Sabraw and Scott Duncan perform in Calgary Cellist David Morrisey in conversation with an audience member at Cambridge Manor, Calgary A jazz combo with tap dancer performs for residents Canterbuy Foundation in Edmonton Harpist Keri-Lynn Zwicker leads a Celtic holiday concert for members of an adult day centre in Edmonton


141 Concerts in Care were presented throughout Saskatchewan in 2022. This included a number of long-term care and retirement communities in Regina, as well as facilities in smaller communities, as part of touring projects to Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Watrous, Birch Hills, Imperial and Lanigan. Management of activities has been spearheaded by volunteer Noela Bamford, Past President of the Board of Directors, who has been instrumental in establishing awareness projects and implementing fundraising projects. A substantial five-year commitment by an anonymous donor through the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation has significantly enabled expansion of activities.

Board of Directors: David Lemon, M.S.M. (President), Noela Bamford (Past President), David Millar, Bob Perry, Vaughn Solomon Schofield, S.O.M., S.V.M., Bruce Munro Wright, O.B.C.


The concert presentation partnership with Manitoba Arts Network (MAN) remains in excellent standing, and while COVID-19 protocols significantly limited concert presentation, a modest number of rural concerts were presented in 2022, in addition to concerts in the Winnipeg area. There are excellent signs of promise as homes are now anticipated to re-open in 2023.

Board of Directors: Raymond Aucoin, David Lemon, M.S.M., Bruce Munro Wright, O.B.C.

Per Sonatori at Qu’Appelle House (Regina)
Folk duo Jesse Popeski and Grace Hrabi


Throughout 2022, Concerts in Care Ontario musicians have continued to light up seniors’ eyes and their lives. Caregivers and health-care staff tell us how much relief and joy the music brings to both the seniors and their support networks. It is a privilege to watch their smiles and tears, the memories playing across their faces during live in-person and Zoom concerts, and during our virtual concerts.

Music, quality, compassion – these are our trademarks, and despite the financial challenges of the most difficult Covid year yet, we provided music to many Ontario seniors – almost 15,000 seniors live, and more than 100,000 virtually.

Concerts – Live, Zoom, and Virtual:

• 285 concerts delivered of 356 booked. Cancellations due to Covid and other outbreaks were rife.

• 220 indoor concerts

• 42 live Zoom performances

• 15 outdoor concerts

• 12 virtual concerts, including 6 new concert videos, with repeat performances of 6 others.


• What began as an evaluation partnership with the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research has blossomed into a exciting performance and research relationship. For the next three years we will be working with 19 Schlegel homes in Ontario to program music and study the effects on front-line workers in long-term and memory care. The program was approved in 2022, with funding through the first ever NSERCCanada Council collaboration.

MPTF, the Musicians Performance Trust Fund through both Toronto and Ottawa Musicians’ Associations, is a steadfast partner for as many member engagements as our Music Coordinator can submit.

• Tafelmusik and CiCO continue to plan for the Jeanne Lamon Memorial Series at Bridgepoint Health Palliative Unit. The facility remains closed to the majority of outside suppliers.

• We were able to restart our partnership with Ottawa Chamberfest, with about 10 concerts in 2022, but Ottawa activities were too sparse to reengage with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, which remains interested and waiting for busier times.

Governance: We welcomed a new Board member, Jessica Liu, an actuary on leave from Manulife Financial.

Financial Support

Public: Through the first two years of Covid, CiCO secured triple its historic amount of provincial public funding, and went from 0 to $50k in federal funding. In Year 3 of Covid, most Covid relief funds ended, but we secured both Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council funding, as well as a Canada Summer Jobs placement. In addition, we were awarded a New Horizons for Seniors grant from the federal EDSC.

Private: We were grateful for renewed funding from our principal funders, Azrieli Foundation and BMO. We also received significant contributions from The Harold E. Ballard, Catherine and Maxwell Meighen, Heaslip, J.P.Bickell, and McLean Foundations, and Raymond James Financial, as well as several smaller foundations, surpassing previous years’ totals.

The Board of Directors worked hard to broaden our individual giving base, supported by our social media, newsletters, shared Zoom concert links, and our virtual concerts. They topped the budget goal by $11,000. This is our focus for the coming years, as more individuals mean a more solid base.

Honourary Patron: The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, O.C., O. Ont., Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario

Board of Directors: Andrew Shaw (Chair), Ronald Hay (Secretary), Paul Harding (Treasurer), Alexandra Brown, Alison Smith, Catherine Fauquier, Cindy Lewis, Jessica Liu, Marion York, Neela White

Staff: Debra Chandler (Executive Director), Andrew Burashko (Artistic Advisor), Brenton Chan (Music Administrator), Sandra Parsons (Accountant)


“You have opened a door I thought had closed forever. I love concerts, especially musicals, but I just cannot get out to them anymore. And here they are – in my living room! Thank you, thank you, thank you. ”

Dorothy, Sprint Senior Care member, re Christine McKeown and Eli Pasic performing Broadway medleys

“It isn’t just listening, it’s experiencing the music through your whole body.”

Catherine, Chartwell Grenadier resident after Linda Kako Kaplan, Japanese koto

“Very lovely music style from a very lovely artist. We enjoyed his positivity and love of jazz music. It’s a genre of music that our client population really enjoys. It takes them back to good times. Many thanks again for today!”

Sprint Senior Care re John Dapaah, piano

“We had an amazing turn out last night and it was an amazing concert. Sonja brought a lot of peace and joy with her. We have had tremendous reviews this morning regarding the concert so I wanted to say a big THANK YOU ”

Adam Leckie, Amica London re Sonja Gustafson, vocals and Charlie Rallo, piano

“You know, we love to hear the classical, and learn about new instruments, and it’s all wonderful. But THIS STUFF?! This stuff makes you FEEL good!”

Sprint Senior Care member, re Trudy LeTourneau singing Robbie Burns, Valentine’s, and St. Patrick’s

“Beth did a tremendous job of introducing the pieces and talking with the residents. Please pass along my thanks! I can always count on CIC for a spectacular concert.”

Leigh Coutu, Director of Active Living, Kingsway Retirement Residence

“Matty and Colin are terrific! Thank you so much for putting that incredible duo together for us. They are incredibly talented and down to earth! My clients were singing, clapping, and cheery. Thank you so much.”

Emilio Lira, Program Manager, John Gibson House (Loft)

“Good morning! The performance on Saturday with Aude and Erik was amazing! The residents on the Memory Care absolutely loved it! And with everything they’ve been through over the last couple of months, it was well appreciated!”

Natalie Harrison, Colonel By Revera, Ottawa

“Just wanted to let you know that Peter & Rich were amazing! My residents enjoyed the performance immensely. We would love to have them back in the future.

Teresa Harrington, Sorrento Retirement Residence, Bolton

Ontario (continued)
Fraser Jackson, bassoon, with Monique de Margerie, piano Ben Albertson (harp) at Belmont House Russell Braun Carolyn Maule – still from Christmas video session Shannon Butcher Trio at Kensington Gardens North Christine McKeown and Eli Pasic at Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women Vaughan
Linda Kako Kaplan, Japanese koto at Chartwell Grenadier


Grâce à son savoir-faire, sa capacité d’adaptation et son réseau de partenaires étendus, La SAMS renoue avec des chiffres de diffusion similaires à ceux d’avant la pandémie, et ce, malgré le confinement du temps des Fêtes 2021 dont les impacts se feront sentir jusqu’en mars 2022. La diffusion s’établit ainsi à 857 concerts entre le 1er juillet 2021 et le 30 juin 2022 dans 14 des 17 régions administratives du Québec. Ce faisant, La SAMS offre du travail, tant espéré, à 180 musicien.nes pour des cachets globaux de plus de 300 000 $.

Son statut de leader en présentation de concerts adaptés se voit réaffirmé à la fin de l’été, alors qu’elle signe un premier projet pilote avec l’École de musique Schulich de l’Université McGill pour la présentation d’un cours de niveau baccalauréat et maîtrise destiné aux musicien. nes intéressés par ce type de travail musical dans la communauté.

Saison 2021–2022

Types d’activités

• Concerts en salle et troubadour 451

• Concerts extérieurs 179

• Concerts en soins palliatifs 64

• Chorale SAM’Chante 44

• CHUM 9

• Téléprésence 20 Santé mentale 20

• SAM’Chante Noël 3 Concerts sur Zoom 18

• La SAMS en direct 26 La 23

Total: 857 concerts

À titre de comparaison pour 2020-2021: 537 concerts

Virtuel : Quelques jours avant Noël, le gouvernement prend la décision, décriée, de réinstaurer le confinement et le couvre-feu, doublé d’une fermeture complète des salles de concert et des milieux de soins. C’est à ce moment que nos services virtuels reprennent du service et prennent leur envol. La SAMS produira à partir de ce moment plus de 100 activités virtuelles offertes gracieusement en soutien à son réseau éprouvé à nouveau.

La SAMS en direct et SAM’Chante les jeudis –26 concerts en ligne : Du 27 janvier au 13 avril 2022, La SAMS propose à son public trois rendez-vous hebdomadaires en direct sur Zoom avec des artistes de Montréal et de Québec : des rencontres musicales virtuelles en toute authenticité, de chez eux. C’est 26 concerts qui ont été offerts gratuitement en tout par 16 formations en solo, duo et trio de musique classique

et jazz. Pour ceux qui aiment chanter, les jeudis sont réservés à l’activité SAM’Chante en compagnie de la chanteuse et pianiste Kristin Hoff. Le chat est fort actif sur Zoom et de jolis commentaires sont laissés aux artistes: « Tellement beau et divin. Merci pour le merveilleux voyage. Merci pour vos grands talents que vous nous permettez de voir et d’entendre. Vous êtes extraordinaire. » 1 635 spectateurs du 27 janvier 2022 au 13 avril.

La – catalogue de 23 concerts : Première chaîne de diffusion musicale continue pour aînés, La prend son envol en janvier 2022. Elle se compose d’une bibliothèque de concerts en ligne enregistrés dans des conditions professionnelles et qui mettent l’accent sur le côté humain. Offerts gracieusement, sous inscription, ces concerts peuvent être diffusés par la chaîne de télévision interne de l’établissement ou toute autre plate-forme numérique. Nos spectateurs se retrouvent dans plus de 1 000 établissements ainsi que chez les aînés à domicile partout au Québec.

1 431 vues et 20 817 impressions où près de 8 heures d’écoute continue. Les 23 concerts ont été écoutés en entier 246 fois ! Une belle réussite pour le lancement de la chaîne.

Chorale SAM’Chante 44 rencontres : La chorale SAM’Chante a poursuivi ses activités de façon virtuelle, sans relâche, tout au long de la saison 2021–2022. En tout, quarante-quatre sessions hebdomadaires furent animées par la cheffe de chœur Tiphaine Legrand, à la barre depuis les tous débuts du projet en 2020. Elle est accompagnée par le guitariste François-Hugues Leclair dans des répétitions de 60 minutes qui rejoignent 25 personnes pour un total de 1 100 participations. Du nombre, on retrouve un duo mère-fille de 60 et 85 ans si attendrissant lorsqu’elles chantent l’une des soixante chansons au répertoire de cette impressionnante chorale. Pour ce projet, les choristes sont recrutés par AVC-Aphasie Laval, notre partenaire.


Cours de niveau baccalauréat et maîtrise offert conjointement par l’École de musique Schulich de l’Université McGill et La SAMS : La mission de La SAMS trouve un écho très favorable à l’Université McGill alors que pas moins de 3 professeurs, dont la vicedoyenne Andrea Creech, entament les démarches au printemps 2022 afin de faire créditer un nouveau cours universitaire. Celui-ci, qui jette les bases d’une formation de musicien en milieu de santé, devrait débuter à la rentrée universitaire automnale 2022. Une cohorte d’une vingtaine d’étudiants répartis dans 5 formations musicales seront invités à suivre le cours selon certains prérequis. La description provisoire du cours se trouve dans les documents accompagnant cette demande.

Prix OPUS Inclusion et diversité Montréal : En janvier 2022, La SAMS est honorée de recevoir le Prix OPUS Inclusion et diversité-Montréal remis conjointement par le Conseil des arts de Montréal et le CQM. Assortie d’un prix en argent de 10 000 $ c’est plus de 12 ans de diffusion qui sont récompensés. Premier prix OPUS de l’organisme, il est célébré et partagé avec tous les musiciens et auditeurs nombreux de La SAMS.

Parrains: Yannick Nézet-Séguin, directeur musical Metropolitan Opera, Bernard Labadie, chef fondateur Les Violons du Roy, Stéphane Tétreault, violoncelliste, Dr. Isabelle Peretz, PhD

Le duo Les cousines avec Michèle Motard et Estelle Lavoie : là où la scie musicale s’accorde à la kora. Concert été 2022 – Centre-ville de Montréal avec la participation surprise d’un résident des lieux. Avec Vincent Hamel et Valérie Belzile. Jean-Sébastien Leblanc, clarinettiste du Early Jazz Band
Stéphane Tétreault, violoncelle au Pavillon des soins palliatifs de l’Hôpital Santa-Cabrini, Montréal



Président émérite : Daniel Turp

Conseil d’administration : Sylvia L’Écuyer, C.M., Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Présidente), Jacob (Jack) Altman (Vice-président), Rémy Boulianne (Vice-président), Julie Rizi, CPA, MBA (Trésorière), Claude Beauchamp, Ingrid Jensen, Marc-André Lebel, Marc Lemieux (secrétaire), David Levine, Winston McQuade, Dominique Sorel

Équipe administrative : Françoise Henri (Directrice générale et artistique), Florence Troncy (Directrice, Développement, partenariats et philanthropie), MarieJosèphe Lemay (Responsable, Administration artistique), Rosanne Boisvert (Bénévole à l’évaluation des concerts)

Atlantic Canada

Restrictive COVID-19 protocols in Atlantic Canada have seriously limited in-person concert presentation in almost all facilities. Nine Concerts in Care however were presented in 2022, reaching the communities of Halifax, Dartmouth and Chester.

Honourary Patron: Barbara Hannigan, C.M.

Board: Donna Logan (President), Raymond Aucoin, Sylvia L’Ecuyer, C.M., Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, David Lemon, M.S.M., Bruce Munro Wright, O.B.C.

Staff: Peggy Walt (Administrator)

« Ça fait du bien pour l’âme. C’est merveilleux, on est choyé. Ça fait apprécier la vie, pour ce qu’il en reste. Tous les moments comme ça, on les prend. Se concentrer sur le beau, c’est un plus. Ça doit réparer une couche de milliers de cellules endommagées ! Merci ! »

Patiente du CHUM, département de l’oncologie

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Shimon Walt (cello) & Barbara Pritchard (piano) at Shoreham Village (Chester, NS)