The Shine Foundation in association with the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Telus Mobility and the City of Ottawa, has initiated and sponsors the Shine Community Music Program (SCMP), a program that utilises music lessons to break cyclical social problems by empowering youth. 100% of Shine philanthropic activities are to be dedicated to the SCMP beginning September 6, 2013. Shine Music Academy is the education arm of the organisation, providing private, group or band lessons in the studio, in-homes and in other outside institutions. Shine Concerts provides booking support for musicians throughout Ottawa and Canada. Shine Studios provide skilled staff, recording equipment, a grand piano, amps, guitars and isolation booths. Through these we're able to record full production albums, demos, video and voice over work. Students use the facilities for these purposes as well as to assess their progress.