The Canadian Film Centre opened the Slaight Family Music Lab in 2013, sponsored by the Slaight Family Foundation. Every year a small group of promising composers and song-writers are invited to study under a distinguished composer.
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"Canadian Philanthropist And Music Industry Icon Gary Slaight to Receive The Humanitarian Award at The JUNO Awards". 2018-01-09. Archived from the original on 2019-01-10. Retrieved 2019-01-10.
As a visionary, philanthropist and industry leader, Slaight has illustrated his passion for supporting Canadian artists through the creation of Slaight Music's It's Your Shot, as well as the Canadian Radio Music Awards. His ongoing efforts have led to the development of the Polaris Music Prize via The Slaight Family Heritage Prize, The Slaight Family Music Lab at the Canadian Film Centre, The Allan Slaight Stage at Massey Hall, The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class, Canadian Music Week Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award and The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame via The Slaight Music Emerging Songwriter Award. Slaight has furthered his commitment to making a difference through The Slaight Family Foundation and its ongoing support of initiatives at local and international levels. With an innovative approach to philanthropy, the foundation provides long-term support to several organizations simultaneously to maximize services in a designated sector or to address an urgent need in the community.
Etan Vlessing (2014-03-20). "Marc Jordan Named New Music Lab Chair at Canadian Film Center". The Hollywood Reporter. Toronto. Archived from the original on 2018-09-01. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
His appointment was unveiled at a gala event in Beverly Hills on Wednesday night, attended by Jewison, CFC topper Slawko Klymkiw and music lab residents Matthew O'Halloran, Lodewijk Vos, Joseph Murray, Robyn Dell'Unto, Adaline, Rob Teehan and Erica Procunier.
"Aimee Bessada". Free the bid. Archived from the original on 2019-01-19. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
A recent alumni of the prestigious CFC Slaight Music Lab, she has quickly added a number of projects to her growing portfolio as a composer creating original music for CBC web series How To Buy A Baby (recipient of the 2018 Indie Award for Best Web Comedy), and writing additional music for Netflix Original Movie’s Irreplaceable You (released February 2018) and Nappily Ever After (to be released September 2018) as an assistant to acclaimed composer Lesley Barber (Manchester By the Sea, You Can Count On Me). She is currently scoring the upcoming Hulu series Holly Hobbie, to be released in the fall of 2018.
Giorgio Chang (2017-07-29). "INTERVIEW: Aimee Bessada". Vents magazine. Archived from the original on 2019-01-19. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
Since touring with Sia, Cyndi Lauper, and co-producing her EP A Dream, A Coast with Linda Perry, Bessada has been turning heads with her unique blend of grunge, folk, and surf rock.
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