About Rainbow Songs Foundation

In the News! Rainbow Songs Foundation nurtures young families through music. We are thrilled to share the full clip of RSF being featured on Global TV’s Making a Difference Segment!  Thanks for your help Toronto Community Housing!

Rainbow Songs Foundation (RSF) is a non-profit organization that provides interactive music programs to families with young children living in shelters and government-supported housing across the Greater Toronto Area.

Check out our weekly teacher’s blog to see what’s happening in Rainbow Songs Foundation classes.

The Truth About Child Poverty

Young families are the fastest growing demographic within the shelter system in our city, facing issues like domestic violence, poverty, and homelessness. These issues drastically impact the social, emotional, and intellectual development of children, perpetuating and widening the gap between the economically advantaged and disadvantaged in our community.

Music Makes a Difference

Our goal is to help address that gap by offering high-quality music education to young families who may not otherwise have access to this type of experience. We know that music nurtures the soul and research shows that music education provides real and lasting benefits to youth. By giving parents the skills and tools to make music with their children, RSF seeks to make a real difference in families’ lives today and in the future.

Program Benefits

Short-term benefits

  • Stress Relief
  • Family bonding
  • Linguistic Development
  • Numeracy skills
  • Better communication between children, parents, shelter workers
Long-term benefits

  • Stronger parent-child relationship
  • Greater self-esteem for parents and children
  • Better success in the school system
  • Community cohesiveness
  • A life-long love of music

RSF’s programs are unique, drawn from the nexus of music, movement, and language. We incorporate a world-music perspective into our highly participatory (and above all, FUN!) classes. Learn more about RSF’s programs, the amazing people who lead our classes, and how you can help make the music that makes a difference.

Make Music With Us

Charitable Registration # 83747 9153 RR0001