Murray McLauchlan - Director

Murray McLauchlan


Having had a very hands-on experience with the palliative care of my mother and now with dementia in the family my interest in the work of Room 217 Foundation in music care is far more than academic.  It was a very natural fit for me to be become involved.

Murray is one of Canada’s great story tellers and most decorated songwriters with 11 JUNO Awards and 24 nominations. His cultural impact runs across generations from his influential albums Songs From the Street, Day to Day Dust and Boulevard to his memorable appearances on Sesame Street and the Elephant Show. Murray was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1993 and is the recipient of the Governor General’s Lifetime Artistic Achievement award.