This is the core value system on which FCATT was built and on which it still stands. This also means, wherever we can, we support and amplify organizations who are working for a better, more equitable, diverse, inclusive, healthy, safe, and supportive creative industry.


We respectfully acknowledge that the land Four Chords and the Truth Inc. and TD Music Hall (and our original venue, the Dakota Tavern) are on, where we are planning and / or sharing our stories and songs, is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg(ah-nish-naw-bek), the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee (hoodt-en-oh-show-nee) and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.

We encourage FCATT performers, partners, and fans to read about the following organizations and initiatives:

  • The Unison Fund is a non-profit, registered music industry charity that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community in order to help professional music makers in times of hardship, illness or economic difficulties.
  • As a signatory to the Breaking Down Racial Barriers Declaration, FCATT declares that to build an inclusive Canadian music and entertainment industry, it is critical to ACTIVELY address the anti-black racism that exists in the systems and working environments within which black music professionals and creatives operate.
  • Love is a verb as well as a noun. We support the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and the work of GLAAD.
  • FCATT is a signatory to the Canadian Creative Industries Code Of Conduct: to prevent and respond to harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence. Read the Code.
  • We encourage you to attend the Indigenous Music Summit, and to celebrate and amplify Indigenous storytellers and music makers