About Concerts in Care
Concerts in Care Ontario presents programming that brings joy, relief, and beauty to a range of seniors’ care communities across Ontario. Our concerts provide a focal point for building bridges between elders, caregivers and loved ones, while engaging powerful emotions which can activate memory and improve mood for seniors in care who may be isolated and withdrawn.
We curate concert series and special event concerts in seniors’ facilities, performed by top–calibre professional musicians. Managers know that our turnkey service is as excellent as our musicians’ performances.
The Covid–19 pandemic has provided us the opportunity to expand our musical services from live, in–person concerts to live Zoom concerts and virtual recorded concerts, as well as outside concerts that continue to combine passion and compassion to our high standards.
Our concerts are 45–60 minutes in length, including narrative and storytelling about the music, the musicians, and the instruments. We offer concerts in traditional format with visiting at the end, or in ABA format with a Q & A in the middle. You choose!
Since 2011, CiC Ontario has presented more than 2,100 concerts, touching 84,500 seniors’ audience members, and providing more than 3,600 performer engagements. That represents a lot of smiles!
Concerts in Care Ontario Leadership
Andrew Shaw, Chair
Retired, President & CEO, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Ron Hay, Secretary
Partner, Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP
Paul Harding, Treasurer
CFO, Regent Park School of Music Foundation; Retired, Finance Director, National Ballet School of Canada
Retired, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Retired, VP, BMO Nesbitt Burns
Retired, VP, Equity Trading, Beutel Goodman
Jessica Liu, FSA, FCIA
Actuary, Manulife (on leave)
Media Consultant; Former broadcaster, CBC television
Partner, Rennie White Asset Mgmt, Portfolio Manager, 3Macs, Raymond James
Certified Professional Consultant on Aging, Elder Planning Counselor, Certified Executor Advisor
Certified Professional Consultant on Aging
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, O.C., O. Ont. Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Charitable Registration # 852953462 RR0001