Guitars for Vets Canada Fundraiser

$2,250 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 33 months
Guitars for Vets Canada , a volunteer-led program of Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada (VETS Canada), is based on a simple concept: connecting Veterans and Still-Serving Members of the Canadian Armed Forces/RCMP who suffer with PTSD or other service-related disabilities with a donated guitar and a volunteer guitar instructor. Our mission is to get as many guitars into the hands of wounded Soldiers and Veterans as possible, to encourage the healing process through the power of music. To date, over 400 guitars have been given new homes through our program.


Guitars for Vets Canada runs on donations and volunteers - we are truly a community-driven initiative!
And although the community response to our requests for guitar donations has been amazing, we currently have more students than instruments; leading us to this endeavor!

Our current goal at Guitars for Vets Canada is to raise $50,000 to ensure that all Canadian Soldiers and Veterans with PTSD/a service-related injury have the chance to explore healing through music; one of the oldest coping skills in the world. Please consider donating to our cause.


“My guitar saved my life because the more I played, the more all the noise in my head went away; it was life changing. I still suffer with PTSD and always will, but playing has helped me handle it better. Music can set the soul free.”
– Jim Lowther CD, President/ CEO/ Founder of VETS Canada

*Do you have a guitar hanging around you house that you would like to donate to Guitars for Vets Canada? Let us know here! Additionally, if you or someone you know is interested in volunteering as a guitar instructor, let us know that too!
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Only 8 hours in and we are already at $210! Exciting!
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Alice Sinclair
32 months ago

hello Guitars for Vets --- where are you based out of here in Canada and do you have this offered in every province? great idea you have!!!

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Marv Hendrickson
32 months ago

Hey - great idea & valued campaign! How does one volunteer as an instructor?

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$2,250 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 33 months
Created November 2, 2016
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$500
Jimmy Corps
30 months ago

We've been fundraising on your behalf. We sent a donation of $150 a couple months ago and are happy to add to it now! www.veteransradio.ca

MD
$100
Martin Hankes Drielsma
31 months ago
DB
$120
Debbie Brink
31 months ago

Our souls need music so, on behalf of the Brink family, please use these funds to help someone find there soul again.

SC
$100
Steve Chartier
31 months ago

Not one much for words. Thank you for all you've done for us at home

$25
Geoff Greene
31 months ago
SH
$100
Sandra Hicks
32 months ago

This is for my Dad, Ralph M. Pedersen. He served in the WWII from the front lines and was wounded twice. He loved music and played the guitar and would love what I am doing for others.

LR
$25
Lisa Rocha
32 months ago
DW
$100
Dana Wick
32 months ago
SD
$75
susan dadswell
32 months ago

hope this helps some

PG
$25
Peter Green
32 months ago
Alice Sinclair
32 months ago

hello Guitars for Vets --- where are you based out of here in Canada and do you have this offered in every province? great idea you have!!!

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Marv Hendrickson
32 months ago

Hey - great idea & valued campaign! How does one volunteer as an instructor?

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