Posted On: Mar. 9, 2021
Featured Organization - Over The Bridge
Over The Bridge is a Canadian non-profit organization that Empowers music and show makers to reclaim their lives from mental illness and addiction to continue making the music we love.
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What is success for your organization in the coming year?
Facilitating Mental health and addiction recovery professional and peer support programs, education opportunities and awareness to Canadian music industry members.
What are you currently excited about in the music industry?
Over The Bridge is excited to overcome any challenges that mental health and addiction recovery stigma may present to us. We can't wait to continue to help our music community recover from the impact that 2020 has brought us.
What is the greatest challenge you face currently, and how can other industry and artists partners help?
We are currently facing two challenges:
1) Fundraising. Over The Bridge is seeking donations and fundraising partnership opportunities, so we can curate Mental health and addiction recovery professional and peer support programs, education opportunities and awareness to Canadian music industry members.
2) Over The Bridge is seeking Canadian musicians and industry professionals to help us break mental health stigma by sharing their personal stories. Over The Bridge understands this is a big ask because of the personal nature of it. By sharing your story, you could be helping others know that they are not alone and that it is okay not to be okay. Help us break the stigma by normalizing these hard to talk about topics.
Can you give a shout out to an artist or industry member who is also doing great things?
Dj Shub. Shub is a leader and a positive influence on the people of the Canadian Indigenous community and beyond. By mixing traditional Indigenous music with current-day hip hop, Shub shows that people who live on Indigenous reserves across Canada can create music and "make it" in today's Canadian Music landscape.