Welcome to the website of the Sing for Life Society of Alberta
Sing for Life is a non-profit society that offers opportunities for participation in the arts to people who do not normally have access to such programming. Sing for Life uses the performing arts as a vehicle to assist individuals in developing a variety of skills, increase their sense of empowerment, improve their social and physical well being, reduce isolation by building connections to a safe and supportive community, and live with dignity and respect.
Our most recent initiative is a new guitar program for inmates for which a need has been identified at the Institution. We are aiming to raise $6,000 to hire a professional guitar instructor and to purchase and maintain the guitars needed for the students.
Performing Arts Program at the Edmonton Institution for Women
In partnership with Corrections Canada and the Chaplaincy Services, Sing for Life operates a performing arts program for inmates in the Edmonton Institution for Women (the federal women’s prison). The performing arts program offers inmates the opportunity to sing in a choir, take weekly voice and piano lessons, and participate in performing arts workshops. With the permission of the prison Sing for Life also arranges for, and funds, concerts for inmates inside the prison. For more information please click on the EIFW button.
Edmonton Downtown Men’s Choir
The Edmonton Downtown Men’s Choir is a program that offers the opportunity to sing to men in the downtown area. While the program is specifically designed to reach out to men dealing with social and economic challenges, who are in transition while rebuilding their lives, it welcomes all men. The performing arm of the program is a core group of singers who commit to participating in all activities and rehearsals, and provide support to transient members and guests. Some members of the core group are drawn from the target population the choir is designed to serve, and others are there to support its purpose. The core group rehearses weekly and performs regularly at locations and events such as community dinners and warming centers where they can connect with other downtown men.
For more information, please contact:
Sing for Life
P.O. Box 52182
Sing for Life Society of Alberta is grateful for the support of artsVest™ Alberta. artsVest™ Alberta is operated by Business for the Arts, the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta and Calgary Arts Development.