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Canadian Music Playlist Challenge

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Presented by MusiCounts Learn and CBC Music

Given the uncertainties surrounding the coming school year, the 2020 Canadian Music Playlist Challenge is designed to engage students while learning together at home and/or in the classroom. This new program will ensure schools across Canada—regardless of their current music program capacity—have the opportunity to participate in this national celebration of Canadian music.

This new, alternate stream of the challenge will focus on competency development in music-related reasoning and communication. Through the creation of student-curated playlists, classes will explore Canadian music, Canadian musicians, and what it means to share musical tastes.


Classes across Canada are being challenged to create the ultimate playlist of Canadian music. This collection of 15 songs, all of which must be Canadian, will come together to represent an identified theme, the culture/identity of the students, or simply showcase the students’ favourite songs.

You can submit your class’ Canadian music playlist, along with accompanying projects outlined in the learning resource, to a CBC Music Portal starting on November 9, 2020.

You don’t have to submit to the challenge to use the resource; feel free to use this however you like. But, if you do submit:

  • Your school will be entered for a chance to receive 1 of 10 MusiCounts instrument grants, each valued at $1,000.
  • Your class’ playlist will be included in a CBC website that will include the playlists created by schools across the country.

If you would like to submit to the challenge, please register here to stay in the loop on all updates and deadlines.

Playlist Challenge Resource:

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