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4 T he Youth X Canada: Music Tour 2017 is a unique and inspiring project designed to discover, explore and celebrate the diversity of Canada's geographic, cultural and musical landscapes as seen from the perspective of young, aspiring Canadian music artists. Starting in June 2017, we'll be taking a group of young music artists on a tour across Canada, visiting local Youth Centres and Indigenous communities, sharing experiences, hosting music workshops and performing. Through this musical connection, youth will be encouraged to share their mental health stories and to talk about issues facing their communities. Canada is a pretty big country, and organizing a tour of this magnitude is no small feat. Supporting and helping us make this tour possible are some pretty incredible organizations. SGMGroupArtists is an Indie label based out of Ottawa, Ontario, and is one of the last standing labels with an old-fashioned business model: music and artist development first. They are committed in their concept of investing in the careers of young music artists. Partners for Mental Health is a national charitable organization that's catalyzing a social movement to transform the way we think about, act towards and support mental health and those living with mental illness. With a strategic focus on workplace mental health and child and youth mental health, their two national initiatives combined with the support of more than 80,000 people comprise the single largest social movement addressing mental health in Canada. Youth Centres Canada is also a national charitable organization that works to encourage, support, and provide information and training to youth and youth groups in rural areas, towns and small cities in Canada. Youth Centres Canada recognizes youth as citizens with rights, responsibilities, able to make contributions through active community involvement, participation, partnerships, and meaningful decision-making that affects their lives. The Youth X Canada: Music Tour 2017 is a once in a lifetime opportunity and will help shape the musical careers of each young artist. They will have travelled from the one edge of Canada to the other and dipped their feet in three different oceans. They will have had the privilege of meeting other Canadian youth, sharing their stories, hopes and dreams. They will have discovered some of our rich Canadian history and the people who helped shape our country. They will have learned the stories of our Indigenous and First Nations people, and will have experienced the majesty of our great Canadian wilderness. This isn't just a story about being a young touring music artist – it is a story about being Canadian. www.youthxcanada.ca

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