A program that matches guitar instructors with veterans with PTSD or other disabilities who want to learn to play the guitar. Putting the healing power of music in the hands of heroes.

VETS Canada’s Guitars for Vets program is based on a simple concept: veterans and currently serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP who suffer with PTSD or other service-related injuries or disabilities will be provided with a new or gently used acoustic guitar. They will also be connected with free online lessons and – when and where available – students will have the option of working with a guitar instructor for 10 weeks of free lessons. These instructor-led lessons may be one-on-one or in small group settings. Our goal with Guitars for Vets is to get as many guitars as possible in the hands of wounded veterans to help the healing process.

If you would like to donate a new or gently used acoustic guitar and for more information, please contact Dennis Chisholm at dennischisholm@chisholmapcor.com or call 514-262-9081


  • Mary-Anne Armstrong
  • Laura Pallett
  • Percy Hart
  • Cliff Buckland
  • Dennis Chishom
  • Nancy Chisholm


  • Richard Cabano (donated electric guitar – traded with Music Tec for new acoustic)
  • Sterling Boychuk (donated 3 electric guitars) Sold in garage sale to Dan and Mark and proceeds from sales bought new acoustic guitar from Steve’s
  • Marilyn Buckland (donated new acoustic guitar)
  • Laura Pallet