Colleen O'Connor
Vancouver, BC

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Music Heals - Covers for the Cause
Here's your chance to request a cover song from your favourite artist, and support local music therapy programs at the same time.
Donate. Request. Share!

The Group's Purpose

Covers For The Cause enables artists to engage with their fans, create content, and raised much-needed funding for music therapy programs in Canada. Artists can raise money for music therapy programs in their hometown, or the serve a specific population of care.

These videos help raise awareness for Music Heals and the power of music. Music therapy is almost entirely donor-funded in Canada, and sharing your video requests helps to amplify the message.

How to Help

Donate $100 to Music Heals, make a request and l'll make a video of myself playing your favourite song. If you want to split the cost with a group of friends, family or co-workers, go ahead! If you have any questions, please email .

My goal is to raise $1000, at which point I can direct the funds toward a specific music therapy program. I would like to contribute to music therapy programs at the WISH Drop-In Centre, which aims to improve the health, safety and well-being of women involved in Vancouver's street-based sex trade.

-A tax receipt will be issued immediately by email
-I'll post your video on YouTube so it is easy to share around with your friends and family through email/social media.

When making a donation and request, please share the following:

- Name of song and artist
- Your email address
- Your social media handles, if you want to be tagged.
- Make the donation to Music Heals directly through this page, and you can include your cover song request in the comments, or send the artist an email.

About the Organizers

The Music Heals Charitable Foundation raises money and awareness for music therapy in Canada. In 4 years they have donated almost $900,000 to accredited music therapy programs across the country, serving children, seniors, palliative care, burn units, the autism spectrum, mental health, at-risk youth, dementia, bereavement, rehabilitation, and more.

Connect with Music Heals on social media:
Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat @MusicHeals_ca
Facebook /MusicHealsCanada
Registered charity # 846495489 RR 0001

Colleen O’Connor is a Vancouver-based pianist and singer/songwriter. Her songs are a skillful blend of alternative rock and jazz, featuring intricate rhythms, evocative melodies, and thoughtful lyrics that depict vulnerability, as well as strength. Colleen recently recorded with producer Winston Hauschild, and plans to release her debut EP 17 Hoops in fall 2017.

An accomplished musician, Colleen has a diploma in music writing from MacEwan University and a BA degree in piano from Portland State University, where she also studied injury prevention and wellness for musicians. She was one of the winners of MacEwan Music Program’s Songwriting Contest in 2003. Colleen is passionate about gender-based violence prevention and mental health advocacy. In 2016, she served as the Canadian volunteer coordinator for the launch of SickNotWeak, a campaign to help end the stigma of mental illness, founded by Canadian sports personality Michael Landsberg.

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