In 2000, when a lack of sufficient government funding threatened the elimination of the Music Arts programs of the Laval School Board (CSDL), a group of concerned parents whose children attended the city's Des Cèdres School decided to join forces to fight that possibility and established the Fondation Droit au Talent. Following the successful experience, the Foundation broadened its scope to include every CSDL school offering the Music Arts program.
Droit au talent's mission is to foster access to musical education to enable all children with musical ability to take part in the program, regardless of their family's financial resources. Every year, close to 600 students, selected on the basis of their talent and interest in music, are therefore able to receive high-quality instruction right within the public school system. The Foundation has also instituted a project to loan musical instruments to students enrolled in the Music Arts program. Thanks to the commitment of partners, it has acquired around $40,000 worth of instruments, including a good number of violins, for lending to pupils.
Power Corporation proudly supports le Concert pour l'Avenir organized each year by the Fondation Droit au Talent and its success once again demonstrates that making music can spark greater self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment in young people and helps them go on to lead engaged and productive lives.
students have access to high-quality musical instruction right within the public school system
worth of musical instruments acquired for its loan program