Ontario is partnering with Canada’s music industry to refurbish and restore musical instruments in schools, and boost music education programming.
Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of Education, was at St. Joseph’s College School in Toronto on Wednesday to announce that the province is investing $3 million in Music Canada’s musical instrument refurbishment program, called The Three R’s Music Program. The funding will improve the inventory of musical instruments available to Ontario’s publicly funded schools through repairs and refurbishments.
This program is part of the $21 million boost to arts education announced in Ontario’s 2018 Budget.
The Musical Instrument Refurbishment Program will be implemented equitably across all publicly funded school boards while prioritizing outreach to at-risk, racialized and Indigenous youth across the province, where the identified need is greatest.