OrKidstra is a social development program that empowers kids from under-served communities by teaching life skills – such as teamwork, commitment, respect and pride in achievement – through the universal language of music. With the passionate belief in the transformative power of music, OrKidstra started with 27 children in 2007 and now includes more than 800 children, ages 5 to 18, from 62 linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Our mission is to empower kids and build community through the universal language of music. We carry out this mission by giving children from under-served communities free instruments, along with free group and individual music lessons. This gives children the chance to grow important life skills such as respect, compassion, team work and responsibility through playing and working together. OrKidstra is a registered charitable organization (# 83246 7153 RR0001).

210-211 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Language(s): English, French
Grade levels that programming is provided for: Primary (K - 3), Junior (4 - 6), Intermediate (7 - 8), Intermediate (9 - 10), Senior (11 - 12)
Communities served: Children, Youth
Price range of programming: Free
Organization type: Charitable organisation, Program(s)

This organization offers online programming

  • Music
  • Artist-Educator Partnership
  • Professional Development
  • Private Lessons
  • Performances
  • Group Classes
  • Camps
  • Workshops
  • Outreach Programs

Community Partners

Profile last updated: Oct 22 2020