CARING
CONCERTS

Teaching, Modeling and Nurturing Character

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Errol Lee's interest and talent for music were evident at a very early age. It was only natural he would pursue a career in music. He began by writing songs and performing them on local television shows and at local venues. Lee found his niche when he began to involve himself in community service. Volunteering his time with various organizations, he realized that he could use his music to make a difference in the lives of young people who desperately needed a positive role model. Lee also offers his message to corporations and organizations throughout North America. 

 

Lee’s unique, diverse talents and focus on both performance and education set him apart from any other performer. His performance style simply waves singing and dancing into a comprehensive educational experience that transcends the “cool barrier” and effectively affirms his belief that each person is inherently valuable.  

 

"A positive message is especially meaningful in today's world. There is so much negativity, violence, sadness, and pain that kids – and adults – struggle to stay upbeat and feel engaged. If my songs and presentations can move even one person to feel more confident in themselves then it is worth the effort."

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • York Region Character through the Arts Award

  • O.P.P Special Recognition Award For Work With At-risk Youth.

  • BBPA Harry Jerome Excellence in the Art Award

  • Featured in Literacy in Action and BBPA Book of Excellence 

  • Barrie Arts Award for Contribution to the Community

  • YMCA Peace Medallion

  • MACCA (Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association)for Outstanding Contribution to our Community in honor of Black History Month Community Service Award

COMMUNITY OUTREACH THROUGH SONG

“We Care” was used to promote the City of Vaughan’s Peace Tree Festival during which children and their families celebrate peace and diversity.  It was also used for a televised PSA for Project CODE so children everywhere can reach their full potential

“Better Place”, “The Golden Rule” and “Reaching Out to You” were scored by Sistema Toronto and performed during a fundraising event.  This aided in their mission to provide free ensemble-based music lessons to students and expand their program into the Toronto District School Board’s Yorkwoods P.S.

 

REFERENCES

REFERENCES / TESTIMONIALS

2022 Mayor Jeff Lehman

"I have had the opportunity to see the work of Errol Lee and his Caring Concerts, and the positive impact it has in our community."

2021 ST John Bosco

"Errol's calm disposition comes through beautifully. 

He discusses challenging topics in ways that are simple for students to understand. "

2021 Sir James Dunn Public School

"His messaging during his presentations focused on caring at all levels - individual, family, and community. He also did an really amazing job connecting all 3 area with personal stories and his musical lyrics."

2021 Margaret Stringer Manitoulin

"Families sang and danced along with their children as the students and Errol performed the lessons they learned regarding kindness, respect and showing empathy and optimism towards others."

2021 Douglas Romanow

"While Errol Lee excels as a talented musician and a prolific songwriter, he sets himself apart from scores of similar entertainers because of the focus of his message."

2020 Township of St. Joseph

“The message of Errols performance contributes to our kids’ desire to be good friends to each other and provides them with teachings that help them to respect themselves and others.”

2020 Vaughan Sandra Racco

“It is always wonderful to see the commitment you demonstrate to ensuring our youth learn to embrace cultural appreciation in our community through the arts and education in order to live together in peace and harmony.”

2020 Mayor Barrow

“Errol Lee is not just an entertainer but a teacher and role model in the community in which he lives to students whom he mentors, and challenges them daily to develop character traits because it becomes your destiny.”

2020 Kenneth Fowler Innisfil

“I have seen firsthand the inspiration he fuels in those who are lucky enough to share a few moments with him.”

2019 TCDSB Madonna Catholic Secondary School

His direct involvement has not only engaged even the most at-risk students, it has also nurtured our program and helped it grow as a whole through enrichment as well as community.”

2019 Mnjikaning Kendaaswin Elementary School

“We have noticed a positive impact on our school community. The children are talking about caring for one another; they know that is cool to care.”

 

2019 SCDSB Fieldcrest Elementary School

“It is my pleasure to proved a letter to highlight the wonderful work that Errol Lee does to support the building of safe, caring and inclusive schools where every student feels a sense of pride and belonging.”

2007 TCDSB Loretta Abby Catholic Secondary School

Our students were spellbound and appreciated his dynamic approach and spirit leaving our school community with a truly positive outlook and challenge.”

2007 BBPA Tessa Benn

“I have observed many of his performances which left all in attendance clamouring for more. His sincere and passionate interaction with students is electrifying”

2007 Christine Dehaas

“As a result of Errols work, schools and community organizations have taken up the torch. They have established HERO clubs addressing anti-bullying, diversity, anti-racism and social justice.”

2006 Brampton Neighbourhood Resource Centre

Through his mentoring and life examples he is able to reach out to youth and give them hope and motivation to make better life choices. I find him to be a man of honour and compassion, who is empathetic, moved by the people he encounters. Errol is a leader and mentor whos thought provoking message creates inspiration and hope.”

2005 OPP

Each performance was very powerful! Soliciting the students participation, delivering spoken messages and then incorporationg music and dance he had students engrossed in his presentations. Errol is a very effective speaker and obviously accomplished entertainer.”

2003 Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic School

“Errols ability to understand his audience, from our youngest to our senior grades, is truly a gift. He had them up on their feet and singing enthusiastically.”

2003 Markham Mayor Donald Cousens

“I have no hesitation in recognizing Errol Lee as an accomplished motivational speaker. His personal initiative has set him apart and he has been an inspiration to Markhams youth.”

SPONSORS

SPONSORS

Big Thanks to our supporters!

Kingfisher Bay Retreat Centre

413 Medical Aesthetics

Character Council of WNY

 

Special thanks to...

City of Barrie

for support in development of video content

Community Building Fund

Funding provided by the Government of

Ontario and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

 

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PREVIOUS APPEARANCES

FESTIVALS

  • Richmond Hill Canada Day

  • Markham Canada Day

  • Town of Georgina Canada Day

  • York Region Police summer leadership camp

  • Barrie Culture days

  • Barrie Rhythmfest

  • Barrie Dragonboat Festival

  • Tall Pines Camp

 

ARTS & CULTURE

  • Chapters Barrie children dept and book signing

  • Hospice King Aurora

  • London Childrens’ Connection

  • Orillia Opera House

  • Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts

  • Vaughan City Playhouse

  • Toronto Street Festival

  • Whitehills Childcare

  • Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

  • Future Aces Gala

  • Markham African Canadian Caribbean Association

 

GOVERNMENT & MUNICIPALITIES

  • Town of East Gwillumbury Family New Years Eve Celebration

  • OPP Summer Camp

  • Durham Students Together Against Racism (STAR)

  • Mapleview Church Summer Camp

  • Barrie Public Library

  • Richmond Hill Public Library

  • York Region Character Community

 

MALLS

  • Station Mall

  • Hillcrest Mall

  • Fairview Mall

  • Jane and Finch Mall

  • Woodbine Mall & Fantasy Fair

INSTITUTIONS

  • Algoma College SSM

  • York University

  • Brock University

  • University of Toronto

  • Elementary & Secondary Schools

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