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.
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.
As the pandemic subsides, Sing for Life’s programs are resuming. We continue to take precautions (such as masking and social distancing) to ensure the safety of participants. We will remain flexible to changes in the incidence and transmissibility of COVID-19 variants.
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 and funds concerts for inmates inside the prison.
Edmonton Downtown Men’s Choir and Community Outreach
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. 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.
We are working on enhancements to our community outreach programming. Stay tuned for further information on these enhancements later this year!
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, with support from the Government of Canada, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton Arts Council and Calgary Arts Development.