Global Citizen Brings Music, and Change, to Canada
Canada hosts the Global Citizen concert.
This Saturday, Global Citizen is hosting our first-ever concert in Canada. Global Citizen: A Concert to End Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is bringing together top musical guests with global dignitaries to celebreate the replenishment of The Global Fund. Tune in to watch it live on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. on Fibe TV, channel 1158; watch on demand on Fibe TV, channel 1, or stream it at www.iheartradio.ca.
Started in NYC in 2012, Global Citizen has a rich history of featuring some of the world’s biggest musical acts on stage while championing the world’s more dire issues. Past guests include Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, and Coldplay, who stood alongside some of the world’s most influential leaders, including Michelle Obama, Ban Ki-Moon, and Malala Yousafzai, with a shared goal: to eradicate extreme poverty from the world.
This is more than just a concert or conference — it’s a celebration of the progress we’ve made to make the world a more equal, accessible place for all. It’s also an opportunity to hold world leaders accountable to the commitments they have made to the world.
And now the Global Citizen concert is coming to Canada.
On the evening of September 17, music artist, world leaders, and Global Citizens will come together at the Bell Centre in Montreal for a historic night of music and positive policy change.
Why now? Because on September 16, Canada is hosting the Global Fund Replenishment summit. Leaders from all over the world will be joining Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to pledge commitments to fight the end of HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria.
Not only is Prime Minister Trudeau hosting this event — he’s pledged $785 million to the fund over the next three years.
With so many eyes on the world leaders in Canada, it’s a perfect time for Canadians to take action to support the Global Fund. Music artists Usher, Half Moon Run, Grimes, Metric, and Charlotte Cardin will join hosts Maripiere Morin, Patrick Langlois, and George Stroumboulopoulos to celebrate the progress being made in the fight to end these brutal diseases.
And you can be there — for free. All you need to do is take action.
Global Citizen and the Global Fund want to make a real difference in the fight against AIDS/HIV, TB, and malaria, but we need your help people all over the world. You can do the right thing by taking action on these issues. Complete all five actions, and you’ll be entered into the drawing of tickets to the concert.
And more importantly, the more actions you take, the more the world will see how Canada is a leader in the global community.