Annual Report & Financials

Message from the Chair, Board of Directors:


The lead-in and celebration for our Tenth Anniversary year brought many glittering, and humbling, opportunities, from international flags flying at the One Young World Summit on Parliament Hill, to the opening of the Global Centre for Pluralism and the Juno’s.

But at the centre of it all, OrKidstra kids continued to amaze: reaching their potential by combining passion with purpose. Our new Vanier site opened, bringing OrKidstra’s family up to the 500 mark and, once again, all our graduates have gone on to post-secondary education. We welcomed Alexander Shelley, Director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, as an Ambassador, and several new members to our Board. We anticipate more Anniversary celebrations and growth in the year to come.

For the past, present and future success of OrKidstra, our thanks go to our strong individual, institutional and corporate donors. And to Tina, the Staff and the Teachers go warm congratulations for bearing out the promise of our simple tag-line: Empower Kids…Build Community.

– Claire Marshall, Chair, Board of Directors 2016-2017

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