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while engaging powerful emotions which can activate memory and improve mood for seniors in care who may be isolated and withdrawn.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 topcalibre professional  musicians. Managers know that our turnkey service is as excellent as our musicians performances.

The Covid19 pandemic has provided us the opportunity to expand our musical services from live, inperson 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 4560 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

EXECUTIVE

Andrew Shaw, Chair
Retired, President & CEO, Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Ron Hay, Secretary
Partner, Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP

Paul Harding, Treasurer
Retired, Finance Director, National Ballet School

DIRECTORS

Alexandra Brown
Retired, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Catherine Fauquier
Retired, VP, BMO Nesbitt Burns

Cindy Lewis
Retired, VP, Equity Trading, Beutel Goodman

Alison Smith
Media Consultant; Former broadcaster, CBC television

Marion York
Certified Professional Consultant on Aging

HONORARY PATRON
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, O.C., O. Ont. Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

ARTISTIC ADVISOR
Andrew Burashko

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Debra Chandler

MUSIC COORDINATOR
Brenton Chan

Charitable Registration # 852953462 RR0001