Educating future generations through Canadian songwriters and their music

About Us is an initiative between Distribution Access and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

DISTRIBUTION ACCESS is Canada’s leading provider of the world’s best educational video programs and multi media content.

With a library of over 15,000 titles, DISTRIBUTION ACCESS serves over 16,000 Canadian educational institutions – elementary, secondary, post-secondary, libraries – Canadian learners of all ages in their homes and educational and broadcasting organizations around the world.

Distribution Access has many subscription sites available for schools and other educational institutions: – a streaming site with over 4500 educational videos and over 20,000 educational clips for the K-12 educational market – a web-based resource that helps teachers make the connections for students between careers and their educational concepts used in those careers – targeted to K-12 grade levels – a subscription-based video streaming site for K-12 schools with specific subject categories for each collection – e.g. Science Collection, AccessSocialStudies, etc. – a careers site for teachers to help students discover new ideas about their future career path, utilizing a large number of job videos, profiles and student-written articles – targeted to Grades 7 to 12 – a subscription-based video streaming site with over 1300 videos selected for post-secondary schools

Digital customers are supported by Access Digital Media, a division of DISTRIBUTION ACCESS, providing digital authoring, encoding and technical support services.

With offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Saint John, DISTRIBUTION ACCESS is committed to further developing and expanding its offerings of educational video content, to being a leader in the digital On Demand delivery of this content to educational institutions and to individual Canadian households, and to effectively serve Canadian learners of all ages.

Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame(CSHF)
The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) celebrates excellence in the art of Canadian songwriting by honouring those writers and songs which have had a profound influence on our lives and cultural identity, as well as those individuals who have made significant contributions to the preservation and/or development of our musical heritage.

The CSHF mandate, “To honour and celebrate Canadian songwriters and those who have dedicated their lives to the legacy of music, and to educate the public about these achievements,” provides a unique opportunity to engage future generations in understanding and valuing Canadian music and songwriting.

Induction to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Songwriters considered for induction to the Hall of Fame are Canadian by birth or citizenship or have landed immigrant status, and may be living or dead. They must have written or co-written the music and/or lyrics to a song or catalogue of songs that has been available to the public for at least twenty-five years. The song(s) must qualify under the criteria for eligible songs.

A song eligible for induction to the CSHF is comprised of lyrics and music, or music without lyrics, and must be written wholly or in part by a Canadian. As well, the song must meet one or more of the following criteria: having been sustained over time through oral tradition; achieved substantial regional, national and/or international status; recorded a historical event or helped to define an era; created or helped to create a genre of music.

Other individuals may be inducted into the Hall of Fame if they have made significant contributions to the development and recognition of Canadian songs and songwriters (including, but not limited to, publishers, performers, broadcasters, members of the media, collectors and compilers of traditional material, etc.).

For more information on the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, please see

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