Guitars for Vets Canada matches veterans and still-serving members with PTSD or other service-related disabilities with a gently used guitar and online/volunteer lessons where available. Our mission is to put the healing power of music in the hands of heroes.


Strumming from Coast to Coast

Guitars for VETS Canada is excited to announce that we will be hosting a series of virtual guitar lessons for veterans across the country. Participants will be gifted a brand new acoustic guitar and 10 free lessons with one of our amazing instructors.  READ MORE

Find your rhythm.

Guitars for Vets Canada is a proudly volunteer-led program. If you are interested in becoming a student or volunteer instructor, please fill out an online application form. And don't fret – volunteer positions are available for non-musicians as well.

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Practice with us.

Join us for Guitar Lessons on YouTube, featuring Magnus Paulson, Guitars for Vets National Lead Instructor and Music Educator.

Do you have an extra guitar that hasn’t been played as much as it should? Please consider donating it to Guitars for Vets, where it will be recruited to play a lead role in our music rehabilitation programming for a veteran who needs it most.

Donations can be made to any Long & McQuade store across Canada. Click here to find the location nearest you, or contact VETS Canada directly to make other arrangements.