About us

Land Acknowledgement

High Notes Avante is based in Markham, Ontario, which is on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe. These territories are covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. High Notes Avante acknowledges the longstanding relationship Indigenous peoples have with this territory. We are committed to advancing reconciliation and work to promote the wellbeing of Indigenous peoples in Canada through raising awareness and increasing our knowledge of Indigenous culture and history.

High Notes Avante is committed to diversity

High Notes Avante is committed to a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment where all board members, staff, volunteers, and members feel respected regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status or disability.

We recognize the social determinants of health impact the mental health of individuals including, but not limited to, race, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, disability, and income level. We further recognize the need to take an intersectional approach to discrimination and oppression.

We are committed to an inclusive environment and to eliminate the barriers created by racism, unconscious bias and discrimination, and providing equal opportunities for employment, volunteering, and advancement in all areas of our work.

We respect the value that diverse life experiences bring to our board and leadership and we strive to listen to their views and give them value.

We are committed to modelling diversity, inclusion, and equity and maintaining fair and equal treatment for all.

“He who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once”

(Robert Browning)