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Music of Healing and Hope

Healing Through the Power of Music

Due to the ongoing pandemic, our program is unfortunately closed to outside volunteer performers. However, since March 2020 we have had staff performing on our Steinway Piano in the Credit Valley Hospital atrium. CTV Toronto featured some of our remarkable Trillium Health Partner staff members who have donated their time to perform for patients, visitors and fellow colleagues. View here CTV-Toronto Together.


Guidelines for performances:

The Steinway grand piano that resides in the hospital’s main lobby was donated by Mr. Grant Clarkson in honor of his late wife, Janet Elizabeth Clarkson so that Credit Valley’s patients, visitors, staff, physicians and volunteers would con­tinue to enjoy its music.

In an effort to continue our philosophy of “healing and hope”, Trillium Health Partners - Credit Valley Hospital is now providing music in the beautiful main atrium of the hospital Monday - Friday. The Music of Healing and Hope Program will feature accomplished volunteer mu­sicians from our own hospital community and the Mississauga area.

We invite you, or any other musician who plays professionally or who has achieved a minimum grade nine level standing in music, to consider volunteering 45 min­utes of time to perform for our patients, visitors and staff.

Do you play a musical instrument? In an effort to continue our legacy of “healing and hope”, music is provided in the lobbies at Credit Valley Hospital and Queensway Health Centre. Musicians are also required at the Mississauga site to play on patient units. We invite community musicians who play professionally or who have achieved a minimum grade nine level standing in music, to consider volunteering 45 minutes of time to perform for our patients, visitors and staff.

Performer must be 15 years of age or older with minimum grade 9 musical performance standard or provide recognition of standard of performance by a recognized performing arts organization. Hospital will review the application and approve or decline performance based on established criteria.

Performer must submit application form with resume and references (available from the Volunteer Resources Office). In some instances, performer may be asked to provide a sample cas­sette or CD of their performance.

Performer must be able to provide instrumentation and other performance paraphernalia enabling them to perform without hospital technical support.

Upon acceptance of application, Volunteer Resources will establish performance date(s) that are mutually agreeable with performer.

Performer will sign a consent form prior to perfor­mance. Monetary or gratuities are not provided as this is strictly a volunteer initiative on the part of the performer.

Performer will give 24 hour notice to coordinator of music program if he/she is unable to perform on the specified date.

Performance will be limited to agreed upon lobby area. Individual performances in patient rooms or other areas of the hospital will not be permitted due to infection control issues.

Performers are strictly forbidden from soliciting funds and/or selling promotional materials.

Hospital will post notification of performance on a monthly basis.

For more information, please contact:
Tuyet Tran, Volunteer Resources Administrative Assistant. (905)-813-4112