Unison Benevolent Fund is a non-profit, registered charity that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community. We are here to help professional music makers in times of hardship, illness or economic difficulties. Unison Benevolent Fund is an assistance program – created and administered for the music community, by the music community – designed to provide discreet relief to music industry professionals in times of crisis through financial assistance and counselling and health solutions.
COVID-19 Relief Program:
Since the outbreak, Unison has received an overwhelming number of requests for assistance from the music community and we continue to do everything in our means to provide support to all who need it. In response, we launched the Unison COVID-19 Relief Program, supported by the Slaight Family Foundation, Spotify, Amazon Music, RBC Foundation, Molson Coors, as well as dozens of online fundraisers hosted by artists and organizations from across Canada. We are incredibly grateful for the continued support.
Over the last six weeks, since our new reality took effect, the Unison office has recorded a +3,500% increase in requests for financial assistance and counselling services, and the number continues to grow daily. To further put this number into perspective, in a few short weeks Unison has doubled the number of people helped by our programs since we launched nine years ago.
If you work in the Canadian music industry and require assistance, please REGISTER for Unison’s services asap. For counselling inquiries and support to help deal with the financial or emotional impact of COVID-19, please contact 1-855-986-4766. For emergency financial assistance inquiries, please review our application process at www.unisonfund.ca
Now more than ever, Unison’s emergency relief assistance is going to be a critical safety-net for members of our industry deeply affected by the virus. Please support us by making a contribution if you are able. Spotify is matching all donations made at www.unisonfund.ca/donations/spotify up to a collective total of $10 million USD across a handful of charities.
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Toronto, Ontario, M4V 2Y7, Canada