Toronto, ON (November 10, 2020) – Unison Benevolent Fund would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Steinmetz family: Peter, Elke, Mark, Carey and Vanessa, for their generous donation of $25,000 to Unison’s Emergency Mental Health Relief GoFundMe Campaign. The added contribution from the Steinmetz family comes after the announcement that Slaight Music is generously matching all donations made to the campaign, dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000.
To donate and take advantage of this matching opportunity before it's too late, visit Unison’s GoFundMe Charity page HERE.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused increased mental health hardship for many employed in the Canadian music industry including artists, crew, behind the scenes support teams and more. Countless individuals in the music community were the first to lose their livelihood, and the entertainment industry will be one of the last to recover. Now more than ever, Unison is a critical safety-net for members of the Canadian music industry. With programs that are free and confidential, the donations to the GoFundMe Charity campaign will help Unison continue to be there for music-makers who need mental health crisis services at this crucial time.
There is currently an urgent and overwhelming need to provide counselling support to music-makers and industry professionals who are suffering the hardships of the pandemic, and with continued support, like that of the Steinmetz family and Slaight Music, Unison can help to ensure that when this crisis is behind us, Canadian music will be there to lead us out of this, stronger than ever.
Unison is eternally grateful for the ongoing support of all donors. No donation is too small; any amount will be greatly appreciated and will go a long way towards helping Unison care for the Canadian music community during this difficult and rapidly changing situation.