• “Music Therapy is the skillful use of music and musical elements by an accredited music therapist to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health”.

    "La musicothérapie consiste en l’utilisation judicieuse de la musique et de ses éléments par un musicothérapeute accrédité afin de favoriser, de maintenir et de rétablir la santé mentale, physique, émotionnelle et spirituelle".

    – The Canadian Association for Music Therapy / Association de Musicothérapie du Canada


The Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund (CMTTF) exists to create access to music therapy for Canadians who need it most.

We bring music therapy and music therapists to rural, urban and remote communities from coast-to-coast through innovative programs and research projects. These initiatives range from interventions for autism, Alzheimer’s, anxiety and depression, fine-motor skills development, pre- and post-natal care, and brain injury, to name only a few.

We accomplish this by awarding clinical and research grants, scholarships and fellowships to innovative accredited music therapists who are then empowered to use their talents and expertise to make music therapy accessible within our communities.

Together, we are transforming lives and building brighter futures. With your support, access to music therapy for all Canadians is possible!

La Fondation de musicothérapie du Canada (FMT) existe dans le but de créer un accès à la musicothérapie aux Canadiens qui en ont le plus besoin.

Au moyen de recherches et de programmes innovateurs, nous amenons la musicothérapie en régions urbaines, rurales et en régions éloignées, partout au Canada. Nos initiatives englobent des interventions auprès de personnes atteintes d’autisme, de la maladie d’Alzheimer, d’anxiété et de dépression, de troubles de développement moteur et de motricité fine, de traumatismes cérébraux, pour n’en nommer que quelques-uns.

Our music therapy work includes:

  • Pilot Projects

  • Academic & Field Research

  • Clinical Studies

  • Customized Projects

What’s Happening

Shout out from Rick Mercer

A nice shout out from Rick Mercer in a short video on what the Music Therapy Trust is all about.

Donate a Car

Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, including a car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle.

Free towing provided in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation.

When you donate your car, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after everything to make your donation easy for you to support Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund.

Fred Penner and the benefits of Music Therapy

Wise words from a music legend on music therapy and a glimpse of the March 11 benefit concert.

I have seen the impact that music therapy has on people who are often in the battle of their lives. Music transcends medicine; it transcends the confusion and frustration that patients can be experiencing when suffering from diseases; and it can bring joy, inspiration and reprieve unlike any other help out there.

– Chantal Kreviazuk

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