Thursday, March 21, 2019
CSI Regent Park
585 Dundas St E
Toronto, ON

Indigenous culture involves music as a part of celebration, ceremony, teaching, communication and healing. Ngamwag Shkinweg (The Youth Are Singing), is an initiative focused on inspiring Indigenous youth through music. During this event, Indigenous youth will join together to express, discuss, and work toward addressing the successes and challenges of music and music education in Indigenous communities. By connecting and engaging youth, we hope to develop leadership skills, offer collaborative opportunities, and create youth-led projects to showcase the benefits of music in Indigenous communities, while supporting positive change.

  • what does music mean to you? (1)
  • how does / should music exist in your community (2)
  • what musical opportunities are / should be offered in your community? (3)
  • how can we connect Indigenous youth in Canada passionate about music? (4)


  • 12:30pm—Participants arrive / Lunch is served
  • 1:00pm—Opening Music / Introductions
  • 1:15pm—Indigenous culture and the Arts
  • 1:30pm—Discussion Questions (1 & 2)
  • 2:00pm—Report Back
  • 2:30pm—Discussion Questions (3 & 4)
  • 3:00pm—Report Back / Action Plan
  • 3:30pm—Closing Music / Thank You


Cole Forrest


Youth4Music is a program dedicated to Canadian youth inspiring and building community through music. Through the creation of regional, provincial, and national teams, youth leaders are empowered to collaborate in the development of projects that raise the awareness of the benefits of music in our lives. Youth4Music is a program of the Coalition for Music Education in Canada. Led by youth, for youth, through music.


Youth4Music is a program of The Coalition for Music Education, an organization made up of parents, students, educators, and business people from varying walks of life who support school music programs and highlight the importance of music education for all young people in Canada. More info: