Dream Serenade Family Relief Fund

Helping Students When They Need it Most.

We're very excited to announce the third annual Dream Serenade benefit concert on October 22, 2016 at Toronto’s Massey Hall. Those of you who have generously supported us over the last couple of years know how special this night has become: artists like Feist, Matt and Aaron from The National, Bahamas, Serena Ryder, Barenaked Ladies, Billy Talent, Joel Plaskett and many others have generously volunteered their time and talents to perform intimate and inspiring performances on the stage of the legendary Massey Hall. Over $125,000 has been raised towards schools and services for children with developmental and / or physical disabilities, a new playground is underway for the students of Beverley Street School, a Family Relief Fund offering respite services is now active and last year we were able to award $20,000 to Toronto’s George Webster Elementary School for upgrades to their classrooms.

This annual concert is not just a way to contribute much needed funding to those that need it most within this community, but it’s an evening that celebrates the tireless work that teachers, parents and caregivers provide year round to children in our city, without the applause. This year, Broken Social Scene, Dan Mangan, Amy Millan (of Stars), Barenaked Ladies, The Persuasions, Lou Canon and more will help give us another unforgettable night. We hope you will join us.‎

Dream Serenade has become much more than its beginnings as a way to raise funds for our daughter's incredible school. It's now a very important part of our lives and a perfect way to celebrate a community of inspiring people.

The relief fund may be accessed for: 

  • Packages to provide some respite time for parents, guardians and families of children with developmental or physical disabilities (see description of packages below)
  • Up to a maximum of $200 per child for the urgent needs of children with developmental disabilities

Money raised from the 2nd annual Dream Serenade benefit concert will continue to benefit Toronto's Beverley Street School and the Family Relief Fund for caregivers.

To apply for the Dream Serenade Family Relief Fund, click here. 

For a detailed description of current Dream Respite Packages, hover over the options below:

  • Package #1: Night Out and Show (10 available)
  • Night Out and Show
  • Dinner at Terroni Restaurant for 2 ($100 value)
  • Tickets to Roy Thompson hall show or Cineplex Odeon
  • $75 to cover miscellaneous expenses
  • Overnight respite care for a child with licensed provider if needed (no cash value)
  • Package #2: Dinner and Movie (20 available)
  • Dinner and Movie
  • Dinner at Terroni Restaurant for 2 ($150 value)
  • Movie tickets for two at a Cineplex Odeon theatre)
  • $75 to cover miscellaneous expenses
  • Overnight respite care for a child with licensed provider if needed (no cash value)
  • Package #3: Something Fishy (15 available)
  • Something Fishy
  • Family dinner for 4 at the Spaghetti Factory ($150 value)
  • 4 Tickets to Ripley’s Aquarium for 4 ($100 value two children, two adults) or Hockey Hall of Fame
  • $50 to cover parking/gas
  • Overnight respite care for a child with licensed provider if needed (no cash value)

See a video from the 3rd Annual Dream Serenade

3rd Annual Dream Serenade Benefit Concert from BASEMENT on Vimeo.

With special guests: Hayden, Lou Canon, Dan Mangan, Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, The Persuasions and The Barenaked Ladies. Proceeds go towards supporting Beverley School for children with special needs.

To donate to the Dream Serenade Family Relief Fund, please click here.

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