Every fall, CBC Music in association with MusiCounts - the charity of the Juno Awards - launches a contest to engage music classes across the country with Canadian music called the Canadian Music Class Challenge. There are 3 goals to the project:
- To have students learn Canadian music in the classroom
- To draw attention to the exceptional work music teachers are
doing with children across the country.
- To reinforce the importance of music in a well-rounded education.
Each year, CBC pre-approves a list of Canadian songs, then asks music teachers to pick one and teach their classes a cover version. Students then collaborate to adapt, perform, and record their version of the song and submit their class video to CBC.