Hello Fellow Learners –
The Canadian Learning Trust (the CLT) is a lifelong learning community that encourages all kinds of learning by all ages of learners. Our dream is of a prosperous Canada enriched with learning – a Learning Canada.
This April 2022 eFlash recognizes and celebrates learning wins.
Applause Please! When you learn music at an early age it helps your intellectual development. Continuing this throughout your life keeps your brain active and working well. Join us in recognizing the work of two amazing organizations who act on this and without cost to their students – The Sarah McLachlan School of Music and The Vancouver Community Music School.
The Sarah McLachlan School of Music provides an integrative mix of diverse music skills and experience for children and seniors. The Sarah McLachlan School of Music was set up by the famous Canadian singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan who was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. “The School provides high quality music education to under-served and at-risk youth, at no cost. Since its beginning, The Sarah McLachlan School of Music has covered 100% of the administrative costs through her Foundation. All funds raised go directly to our students’ education – lessons and materials, in-class instruction, access to the instrument loan program, healthy snack and transportation program.” From https://www.sarahschoolofmusic.com/
Located in the Downtown East Side of Vancouver, the Vancouver Community Music School is a non-profit music school that is committed to social change through the power and love of music. “The school provides free classical music education to the children and youth in our community and use our orchestras and choirs as models for healthy community living. Our school offers students of all ages and abilities the opportunity to study with highly qualified and experienced instructors. We provide outstanding private instruction and a variety of fun group classes, stimulating theory classes, faculty concerts and regular student recitals. Students receive a rounded education in music and participate in the cultural life of the community. We provide students from low-income families with bursaries to ensure that everyone can obtain a musical education.” From firstname.lastname@example.org
A Shout Out to Metaphor, another Vancouver-based program for youth. Ndidi Cascade is an independent educator, who currently tours with her group Metaphor, showcasing interactive hip hop shows in schools around British Columbia. Ndidi also “facilitates and manages programs that use hip hop, spoken word and dance as a medium for healthy self expression.” What young learner wouldn’t want to learn how to scratch, rap and breakdance?! From https://www.ndidicascade.ca
Thanksto DJ L.T. Irie for discovering and recognizing these Learning Treasures! We appreciate your letting us know about these brilliant examples of lifelong learning.
Do you know of other great learning wins that are happening in Canada that CLT can celebrate? If so, please send us their name.
WE ARE SADDENED to hear of the recent passing of Joyce Fairbairn, Senator and a strong supporter of all things literacy and lifelong learning. Your love of learning lives forever and we salute you.
Did You Know? We’re going to host our first ever fundraising event in May. It will be a silent auction for a course through Night Vision Music Academy. You will be able to make a bid on the course, get a great deal and support the work of the CLT! Watch for more details to come.
FOR FUN Did you find 28 variations of the word “learn” in the March 2022 eFlash? Where was Sarah McLauchlin born? Answer is in this eFlash.
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