Welcome to 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.
Edmonton Downtown Men’s Choir
The Edmonton Downtown Men’s Choir is a program that offers men in the downtown area the opportunity to sing together. 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. A core group of singers attends regular weekly rehearsals and provides support to drop-in participants and guests. The choir also performs from time to time at locations and events such as community dinners and warming centers where they can connect with other downtown men.
During the summer, the choir is meeting outdoors on Monday afternoons at Central MacDougall Park. All are welcome to drop in and sing with the men.
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, piano or guitar lessons, and participate in performing arts workshops. Sing for Life also arranges and funds concerts for inmates inside the prison.
Women’s Community Choir
A bi-weekly choir program for women began meeting in November 2022. Anchored by a group of volunteer singers from the community, this choir welcomes inmates who are transitioning back into the community. It provides opportunities for personal growth and social connection.
For more information, please contact:
Sing for Life
P.O. Box 52182
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather and operate on is ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (amiskwacîwâskahikan), Treaty Six territory, the traditional gathering place for many indigenous people including Nehiyawak (Cree), Salteaux, Métis, Papaschase, Stony and Nakota Sioux. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home and any other nations who cared for the land in its history. We acknowledge our treaty obligations and are committed to living in accordance with the spirit and intent of peace and friendship.