ArtsCan Circle
  • PO Box 20013 RPO Landsdowne, Toronto ON, M6K 0G1
  • 905 836-9117


We thank everyne interested in donating musical instruments, equipment and art supplies. In light of the current situation with CVOID-19, to protect northern communities and our staff, we are holding off on donations of any kind until it is safe to do so. If you can, keep your donations and check back here or our social media for updates. Thank you for thinking of ArtsCan Circle during this time and we wish everyone well!

Youth in northern indigenous communities have little to no access to musical instruments. When they receive an instrument of their very own, it can be life-changing.

Your donated musical instrument(s) will be sent to youth in northern indigenous communities where they will be appreciated and utilized.

What We Accept

ArtsCan Circle accepts new and lightly used musical instruments and accessories, music books, computer equipment, musical scores and sheet music.

What we mean by used?

All instruments need to be in good working condition. It may show signs of being used (nicks and scratches, paint wearing off, etc.) but still be fully functional and in good working condition.

What We Can’t Take

Instruments that are not working and/or unplayable/needing repairs. Instruments needing repairs often cost more than the instruments’ value while oftentimes the instruments age may make repairs impossible.

Woodwind and brass instruments are acceptable and if possible, have the instrument cleaned before donating for sanitation purposes. We do not have the space to store and ship large instruments such as acoustic pianos, stand up-organs, drum sets and speakers.

Large size instruments and unplayable instruments

We do our best to take all donations, yet large size instruments or unplayable instruments aren’t suited or shipped easily. Click here to read more for other organizations who might help you.

It is extremely costly to get your instrument to a fly-in only community. Many people also make an OPTIONAL CASH gift either online or when dropping off the instrument that is used to prepare, pack, and ship their donated instrument to a community.

CLICK HERE if you want to make a cash donation ONLINE TODAY to defray the cost of sending your donated instrument to a Northern community (suggested $25).

NOTE: ArtsCan Circle reserves the unqualified right to use the instruments as they will best serve its mission of providing quality instruction to the youth. This pertains ONLY to specialized pieces that can be used in another capacity. ArtsCan Circle will have a conversation with the donor in the first instance and determine the best fit. This includes using the instrument to generate funds to support the purchase of additional instruments. This is so we have further outreach with the donations, with ALL instruments are donated to communities in the north.

Or call our Operations Manager on 647 569 8818. Please contact us first.

Be sure to send us an email at to first confirm the donation.

Tax Receipts

ArtsCan Circle is a registered charity. We can issue tax receipts for instrument donations if accompanied by a written estimate of value from an appropriate evaluator. Contact us for details. Any donation over $20 is tax deductible!