Shawn Mendes Launches Music Therapy Program For Children

Shawn Mendes is launching a music therapy program called Wonder of Music, at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

The $1 million commitment from the Shawn Mendes Foundation will support various music therapy activities including songwriting, music education, and the creation of original pieces of music set to the sounds of a patient’s heartbeat.

Mendes said the hospital is “a very special place to me and my hometown of Toronto, and I’m so honored to support such an important program.”

The Shawn Mendes Foundation was founded in 2019 and seeks to amplify, empower, and uplift youth change makers, their organizations, and their work.

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