The Room 217 Foundation is a music-based health arts social enterprise. Our newly branded musiccare by Room 217 produces and delivers purposely designed music products, education, training, and certification to improve quality of life and care.
Our three pillars of musiccare are - CONNECT, LEARN and CERTIFY – each designed to support caregivers and care communities to increase engagement and life enrichment.
We are delighted to be partnering with the following organizations:
The BC Brain Wellness Program was established in October 2019 by Dr. Silke Appel-Cresswell and Dr. Jack Taunton, with the idea that individuals with chronic brain conditions would benefit from an extension of care, beyond their established clinical treatment.
With the support of generous donors and using evidence-based research and interdisciplinary collaboration, we developed an array of lifestyle classes to support brain wellness and build community.
Connections have been established at UBC with the departments of Physiotherapy, Kinesiology, Occupational Therapy, Neurology, Psychiatry, Neurosciences, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Psychology, Land and Food Systems, Social Work and the School of Music as well as several community partners. The combined power of these partnerships allows us to offer our unique and interactive Brain Wellness Program.
We have created a living connection to the public for education around brain health, brain related research and current research opportunities.
Music Therapy Association of British Columbia (MTABC) The Music Therapy Association of British Columbia (MTABC) is a provincial professional association whose mission is to promote excellence in music therapy practice, research, education, and development. MTABC partners with like-minded organizations to provide our members with professional development opportunities and advocates for expanded music therapy services and practice. Working in cooperation with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT), MTABC aims to further the awareness of music therapy in BC and across Canada.
MTABC believes that music is an important and meaningful necessity in our lives. Certified Music Therapists use music and clinical interventions in process and client-centred ways to garner outcomes that help clients improve, maintain, and restore a state of optimal well-being. Music therapy is an evidence-based clinical and creative practice, grounded in a clinical skill set of assessment, planning, interventions, and evaluation. Certified Music Therapists believe that musical experiences are integral to sound health.
UBC Music is “one of the oldest and largest music schools in the country, the UBC School of Music offers a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree training in composition, performance, education, and scholarship. Whether you're an aspiring musician or musicologist, studio producer or teacher, we have a program for you.
Our faculty and students are performers, composers, and scholars. We produce important research, perform exciting interpretations of canonical music, develop cutting-edge music technologies, and record critically acclaimed new music.”
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The Vancouver Adapted Music Society (VAMS) is a registered charity in British Columbia created in 1988 to enable people with physical disabilities to enhance their quality of life through music.
Since then, VAMS has grown to provide 1,000 music instructions in 2019, 26 gigs and events, and serve over 84 musicians from beginners to professionals.
During these 33 years, VAMS operates the only adapted music studio in Western Canada at the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre; BC’s largest rehabilitation hospital, located at 4255 Laurel Street in Vancouver.
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra - Founded in 1919, the Grammy and Juno-award winning Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is the third largest orchestra in Canada, the largest arts organization in Western Canada, and one of the few orchestras in the world to have its own music school. With the mandate “To enrich and transform lives through music”, the VSO has evolved into what is distinctly, one of the most successful, active, and innovative orchestras in North America.
Led by Music Director Otto Tausk since 2018, the VSO performs more than 150 concerts each year, throughout Vancouver and the province of British Columbia, reaching over 270,000 people annually. On tour the VSO has performed in the United States, China, Korea and across Canada.
The orchestra presents passionate, high-quality performances of classical, popular, and culturally diverse music, creating meaningful engagement with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.