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Across & Within Canada

YOA CANADA supports exceptional Canadian youth who devote their energy, talent and discipline to music.
These young men and women are united by the common goal of transforming lives and empowering communities.


This family of musicians cultivates shared values –

Personal commitment to use the power of music to encourage international understanding.

Deep-rooted fostering of grass-roots interaction between societies.

Profound aspiration to provide exemplary music education for gifted youth across economic barriers.

Belief in music as a catalyst for social change.

About YOA Canada


Artistic Advisor – Canada

      Roberto Minczuk

Board of Directors – Canada

      Terry L. Coles, Vista Broadcast Group

      Jean-Cristophe Coppenrath, Médecins Sans Frontières

      Paul Desmarais III, Power Corporation of Canada

      Vincent Girard, Stein Monast Avocats

      Ken MacLeod, KMA Consultants

      Paul Merkelo, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

      Michael Olding MD, George Washington Hospital

      Steven Vetrone, The Home Depot Canada

Legal Council, Canada – Stein Monast LLP

Auditors, Canada – Meyers, Norris, Penny (MNP)

YOA Canada is registered with Canada Revenue Agency

Charitable Registration # 843395229RR0001