• !Earshot

    National campus and community radio reporting stations

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  • Unison Benevolent Fund

    Unison Benevolent Fund is a non-profit, registered charity that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community. The Unison Benevolent Fund is an assistance program – created and administered for the music community, by the music community – designed to provide discreet relief to music industry professionals in times of crisis. There are two distinct types of support available through the fund, Financial Assistance and Counselling & Health Solutions. For immediate assistance call toll free 1-855-9UNISON (1-855-986-4766)

  • Klinic Community Health

    The Klinic Crisis Program operates a variety of crisis phone lines and online support services, providing free and confidential counselling, support and referrals for people who are suicidal, in crisis or struggling to cope.

    Klinic Crisis Line (24/7)
    Phone: (204) 786-8686
    Toll free: 1-888-322-3019

    Manitoba Suicide Prevention & Support Line (24/7)
    Toll free: 1-877-435-7170 

    Sexual Assault Crisis Line (24/7)
    Phone: (204) 786-8631
    Toll free: 1-888-292-7565

    Trafficking Hotline (24/7)
    “Call the Line”
    Toll Free: 1-844-333-2211
    more info

    Kinic support groups are designed to promote greater life balance, helping you be calmer, quieter and more self-compassionate in your daily life.

    Klinic offers individual, couple, family and group therapy to adults wanting to address the impact of traumatic experiences. Specialized services are provided in the areas of intimate partner violence, suicide bereavement, sexual violence and childhood trauma related to violence and abuse.

    With an emphasis on prevention, health promotion and education, Klinic addresses the needs of the individual, helping clients make informed choices about their health.

  • Addictions Foundation of Manitoba

    AFM is a Crown agency that is committed to being a foundation of excellence in providing addictions services and supporting healthy behaviours. Manitoba Addictions Helpline 1-855-662-6605

  • Can Music Make You Sick? Final Report & Recommendations

    A Help Musicians UK report based on a commissioned University of Westminster study

  • Canadian Mental Health Association

  • Circling Buffalo

    Circling Buffalo Inc. is a non-profit organization aiming to empower Manitoba First Nations’ communities through community-driven, holistic, family violence prevention programming. Call the 24/7 provincial toll-free crisis line: 1 877-977-0007


  • Crisis Response Centre

    The Mental Health Crisis Response Centre in Winnipeg is creating a central point of access for adults experiencing a mental health crisis, accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week within an atmosphere that promotes healing and recovery. This Centre of Excellence in crisis resolution ensures expert short term clinical treatment and support services are available through walk-in services, mobile services and scheduled appointment services, combined with planned linkage and referral to appropriate services and supports.

  • Crisis Stabilization Unit


  • Hope for Wellness Helpline

    The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Phone and chat counselling is available in English and French. On request, phone counselling is also available in: Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut. Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or chat online.

  • Indian Residential School Crisis Line


  • Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS)

    The Indian Residential School Survivors Society Counselling Services ream supports emotional, mental, and spiritual development, along with healing and recovery, through culturally-based values and guiding principles for Survivors, families and communities.

  • Ka Ni Kanichihk

    Providing Indigenous identified programs and services that focus on wholeness and wellness and that build on the strengths and resilience of Indigenous peoples. The Heart Medicine Lodge Program provides support and healing around sexual abuse and assault. 

  • Kid's Help Phone

    Kids Help Phone is Canada's only national 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth. Call a counsellor: 1-800-668-6868

  • Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

    Community resources and support

  • Manitoba COVID-19 Mental Health Initiative

  • Manitoba Psychological Society Referral Directory

    A listing of MPS members who are private practice psychologists and their areas of specialty can be accessed at the MPS Referral Directory.

  • Mental Health Crisis and Non-Crisis Regional Contacts

  • Mental Health Resources for Winnipeg

    Printable guide to mental health resources in Winnipeg.

  • Mobile Crisis Services

    Call 204-940-1781. Mobile Crisis Staff are available to assist you 24 hours, 7 days per week.The WRHA Community Mental Health Program includes a range of services in the community that support adults experiencing mental health problems. Services are designed to support
    people in their recovery to live successfully within their communities. One service offered is the “Mobile Crisis Service.”

  • Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

    Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba (MDAM) is a non-profit organization founded by Gwen Finnen in 1983 as the Society for Depression & Manic Depression of Manitoba. Today, MDAM operates throughout Manitoba, supporting those affected by mood disorders, their friends, families, caregivers and supporters. 

  • Music Managers Guide to Mental Health

    The Music Manager's Guide to Mental Health was produced by The MMF in conjunction with Music Support and supported by Help Musicians UK.

    Packed with information, first-hand accounts from leading managers and links to further reading, the guide covers three specific areas:

    • Anxiety & Depression
    • Alcoholism & Drug Addiction
    • Work Balance & Boundaries

    [2.25MB PDF download]

  • National Association of Friendship Centres: Mental Health Supports and Resource List

  • PAL Canada

    PAL Canada:

    • is a national Charitable Foundation
    • leads the way in the planning and developing of affordable housing for senior and disadvantaged members of Canada’s professional arts community, now and in the future
    • provides support, and ensures the well being of senior and disadvantaged members and associates of Canada’s professional arts community, now and in the future
    • promotes and supports a volunteer outreach program called “Supporting Cast”, which provides support, assistance and companionship to individual artists in need
  • Psychology Today | Therapists in Manitoba

    Searchable directory of therapists in Manitoba. 

  • Rainbow Resource Centre

    A non-profit organization that serves the LGBT2SQ+ community in Manitoba and North Western Ontario.

  • Sara Riel Inc.

    Sara Riel Inc. provides community-based support to persons who experience issues with mental illness or mental health challenges including substance use disorders and addictions.

    Seneca Warm Line (24/7)

    Since March 2020, the Seneca Warm Line had been offered as a dedicated 24-hour Telephone Service to Manitobans struggling with issues which affected their mental health and wellness during the recommended isolation and quarantine resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • The Red Tent

    Based in Winnipeg, MB, The Red Tent provides education and creates awareness about safer spaces, sexual consent, respect and anti-oppression by providing trainings to organizations and establishing partnerships with festivals, venues and events to create a safer space for women, trans and two spirit people.

  • Thunderbird House

    Circle of Life Thunderbird House is the Spiritual Hub for all Elders, Healers, Teachers, Helpers in the Indigenous community. 

  • Tunngasugit

    Tunngasugit Inc. was formed in December 2017 to offer front-line services to assist Inuit in transitioning to life in the city. Services include assistance with health and social services; cultural access, eduction, and programming; assistance with employment and income.

  • Winnipeg Suicide Prevent Network

  • Women's Health Clinic

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  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office

    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), a Special Operating Agency (SOA) associated with Industry Canada, is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada. CIPO's areas of activity include trade-marks and copyrights.

  • Copyright Board of Canada

    The Board is an economic regulatory body empowered to establish, either mandatorily or at the request of an interested party, the royalties to be paid for the use of copyrighted works, when the administration of such copyright is entrusted to a collective-administration society. The Board also has the right to supervise agreements between users and licensing bodies and issues licences when the copyright owner cannot be located.

  • Free Legal Advice

    Free legal advice on almost every aspect of music law including royalties, intellectual property, copyright, contracts, music publishing and much more.

  • L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic

    L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic is operated by the Faculty of Law at The University of Manitoba and works entirely on a pro bono basis. 

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  • MROC (Musician's Rights Organization Canada)

  • ACTRA-RACS (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists, Performers' Rights Society)

    This division of ACTRA is responsible for distributing neighbouring rights royalties. Musicians can assign their neighbouring rights to ACTRA-PRS regardless of whether or not they are members of the AFM union.

  • ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)

    ASCAP is a non-profit performance rights organization that protects its members' musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance, and compensating them accordingly. ASCAP collects licensing fees from users of music created by ASCAP members, then distributes them back to its members as royalties.

  • BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.)

    BMI is a US performing rights organization. It collects license fees on behalf of its songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed.

  • CMRRA (Canadian Music Reproduction Rights Agency)

    The CMRRA is a licensing agency that represents music publishers in Canada. CMRRA licenses the reproduction of music on CD's and cassettes (mechanical licensing) and in films, television programs and other audio-visual productions (synchronization licensing). They collect royalties and distribute them to publishers, who in turn distribute the songwriter's portion to the songwriter.

  • CONNECT Music Licensing

    CONNECT Music Licensing administers licences in Canada for the reproduction of sound recordings, and the reproduction and broadcast of music videos on behalf of the copyright owners (usually the record companies).  A licence from CONNECT music licensing ensures that owners receive compensation for the use of their sound recordings and/or music videos.

  • CPCC (Canadian Private Copying Collective)

    The CPCC is the non-profit agency charged with collecting and distributing private copying royalties, generated by levies on recordable media. An umbrella organization that represents songwriters, recording artists, music publishers and record companies, the CPCC collects royalties and distributes them to all of the organizations mentioned above, for distribution to their members.


    CSI is a joint venture of two copyright collectives that represent the reproduction rights of songwriters and music publishers for the purposes of collecting Broadcast mechanical income and online income directly from the user. The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA), based in Toronto, and the Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada (SODRAC) Inc., based in Montreal, together represent almost all musical works from around the world.

  • Harry Fox Agency

    HFA licenses the largest percentage of the mechanical and digital uses of music in the United States on CDs, digital services, records, tapes and imported phonorecords.

  • Re:Sound

    Re:Sound is the Canadian not-for-profit music licensing company dedicated to obtaining fair compensation for artists and record companies for their performance rights. On behalf of its members, representing thousands of artists and record companies, Re:Sound licenses recorded music for public performance, broadcast and new media. Re:Sound is also a member of the Canadian Private Copying Collective, created to receive private copying levies from the manufacturers and importers of blank audio recording media.


  • SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada)

    SOCAN is a Performing Rights Organization that represents songwriters and publishers. SOCAN licenses the public performance of its repertoire for broadcast, background music, and live performance, collects the associated tariffs, and distributes that money directly to the copyright holders.


  • SOPROQ (The Quebec Collective Society for the Rights of Makers of Sound and Video Recordings)

    The Quebec Collective Society for the Rights of Makers of Sound and Video Recordings (SOPROQ) was created to ensure that makers of sound and video recordings benefit fully from the rights that they are entitled to under the Canadian Copyright Act.

  • SoundExchange

    SoundExchange collects and distributes royalties resulting from performance rights for musicians and sound recording copyright owners for the performance of music on digital cable, satellite television or radio, and non-interactive webcasts. SoundExchange does not represent publishers and songwriters, and does not cover digital downloads. Because there is currently no reciprocity agreement between SoundExchange and any Canadian collection agency, Canadian artists and master copyright holders can assign their rights for collection of these royalties in the United States to SoundExchange.

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  • Harris Institute for the Arts

  • Metalworks Institute

    Metalworks Institute's unique educational concept is all about uniting faculty and students in the acquisition and application of technical, artistic and business knowledge in a real world professional environment.

  • Mid-Ocean School of Media Arts

    Mid-Ocean School of Media Arts is a registered private vocational institution located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They have been providing practical, intensive training in audio production for ten years. Instructors at Mid-Ocean School of Media Arts have extensive experience in presenting both theoretical and practical aspects of audio production.

  • Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology

    OIART's concise and ever-evolving curriculum will deliver everything you need to know for a career in the audio industry in just 11 short months. You’ll have tons of time to work on projects in any one of their 8 state-of-the-art environments, enjoy an unprecedented 5:1 student teacher ratio, and unrivaled career support and counseling for the rest of your life once you graduate.

  • Precursor Productions

    Precursor Productions is a cutting-edge teaching studio training musicians and hobbyists to professionally record, arrange, engineer and master their own music using powerful yet inexpensive software digital recording tools.

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Check out these links to places where you can get training in various aspects of the music industry.

  • Berklee Music Online

    Learn the inner workings of the record and music publishing business and discover ground-breaking approaches to the development of the future of the music industry.

  • Creative Manitoba

    Creative Manitoba strengthens, represents and connects Manitoba’s arts and creative industries..

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