MusiCounts Band Aid Program Applications & The Canadian Music Playlist Challenge Are Now Open.

Through offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to help keep music alive in schools, and by providing a brand new learning resource program, MusiCounts is here to support music education in this critical time of need.



2020/21 MusiCounts Band Aid Program 

The MusiCounts Band Aid Program is back this year to provide schools with whatever instruments, equipment & resources they need to help keep music education thriving at their school.

From ukuleles to Powwow drums to air filters to turntables. schools can request up to $15,000 in equipment to keep music class inclusive and sustainable in these challenging times.

The final deadline to apply is November 19. Applications received before October 20 will be entered for a chance to receive 1 of 2 Peace Paragon Stage II Maple Drum kits, each valued at more than $3,000.

To learn more and get started on your application, click here.


We know this fall is going to be different and difficult for music education. That’s why CBC Music & MusiCounts have teamed up to offer the Canadian Music Playlist Challenge: a national celebration of Canadian music that ANY class in Canada can take part in, regardless of what restrictions you might be faced with. Plus, by participating you could receive 1 of 10 $1,000 MusiCounts grants for your school!

MusiCounts worked with a team of educators across Canada to create this brand new learning resource. Through the creation of student-curated playlists, classes will explore Canadian music, Canadian musicians, and what it means to share musical tastes. Whether you’re teaching music in-person, or teaching social studies remotely: the Canadian Music Playlist Challenge is for you!

To learn more, to register to participate, and to download the resource, click here.