High Notes Avante Productions Inc.

Arts & Culture


High Notes Avante Productions Inc. is using the power of artistic expression to help raise the image of mental illness and help those affected to move forward on higher notes. We produce events and offer programs that connect, give hope and inspire. Founded in 2013 with the idea that we all have a mental health story and should celebrate what is possible despite it, we have grown from producing one accessible  annual gala event with artists and other personalities sharing their mental health stories to also offer other programs that connect us. We have both an in-person and online choir (because singing and producing music is scientifically proven to be good for our mental health), online book club and online movie club. We offer FREE music lessons (by referral) to youth (adults when we have capacity) and plan to offer band and orchestra in the near future.

Our Impact

High Notes Avante (HNA) has inspired thousands of people with the live High Notes Gala for Mental Health and digital Concert of Hope.

HNA has inspired hundreds of artists and other more or less famous personalities locally, nationally and internationally to also share their mental health stories. You are not alone. We all have a story.

HNA provides a safe community for people touched by mental illness to participate in arts activities.

HNA has involved hundreds of volunteers who have a connection to our cause.

Our Founder and Artistic & Executive Director, Ingrid Taheri, won Best Innovative Creation at the 2017 Creative Symposium in Richmond Hill, has been recognized as a Leading Woman in Ontario and been awarded the Queen Jubilee pin.

Your kindness and empathy vis-à-vis our collective mental health struggles is unsurpassed.

– Grammy Awarded Singer/Songwriter Dan Hill (also frequent performer at our events)

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How your gift will be used

In the words of Bono “Music will change the world because it changes people.”

Your gift will take us from a small local grassroots charity to one that impacts all of Canada for years to come.

It will help us continue, expand and build on our artistic programming for people touched by mental illness. 

Your gift will introduce the magic powers of music making to people affected by mental illness and pay the fees for professional music teachers and therapists in our FREE instrumental music program for youth (and adults). With enough gifts we can take the program from local to national to international.

Your gift will help make the magic healing powers of  music and arts accessible to people who have been touched by mental illness.

Your gift will financially support artists who have a mental health condition to speak and perform at our live and digital events.

Your gift will create a safe, stigma-free community for people touched by mental illness to support each other, share stories and move forward on higher notes together.





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