Our Impact

Building a Musical Life

OUR impact is YOUR impact and together we are helping children build a musical life for themselves.

We play music for change in 5 key areas


Music is our means to teach kids vital social and other life skills.


We nurture the whole person: food for the body, music for the soul, each other for human connection.


Music is a gateway to joy. As children grow in self-esteem and overcome barriers, they experience the ineffable but real beauty of life itself.


Music develops the intellect, including in literacy and math.


Choirs and orchestras are microcosms of community life where kids learn they are a vital part of a larger whole.

“I’ve found my voice and confidence knowing that I can do something and get there on my own.”


Saint James Music Academy makes a world of difference in the lives of families in our community. 

SJMA strives to make the best use of every dollar our donors entrust to us. We believe it is important to be fully transparent about how the funds are used, and the financial standing and operations of our organization.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please reach out to us at: info@sjma.ca

ways to give

Make a one time gift now online using our fast, easy, and secure online form.

A monthly gift is an easy way to make a gift that helps to provide a regular source of income to the Saint James Music Academy.