Sistema Toronto provides musical and intellectual opportunities to children in vulnerable communities with the goal of transformative social change. We build stronger communities by enabling at-risk children to overcome poverty, grow and thrive as engaged citizens and future leaders.
Sistema Toronto is first and foremost a social development program, using ensemble-based music education to transform the lives of at-risk children. Founded in 2011, we currently serve students in three centres in Toronto neighbourhoods with some of the highest child poverty rates in the city. Each student receives an instrument, nutritious snacks each day of the program, and expert music instruction at no cost to low income families.