Join us on September 24 for the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2022 Gala as we honour our nation’s most prolific and influential songwriters and see tribute performances by Corey Hart, Chad Kroeger and Ryan Peake of Nickelback, Alessia Cara, Charlotte Cardin, Deborah Cox, Jessie Reyez and more!

2022 Inductees
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams holds a pre-eminent place atop the Canadian and international rock music scenes. He’s won a Grammy Award, 20 JUNOs, and 21 SOCAN Awards, and been inducted into Canada’s Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian and Hollywood Walks of Fame, and the Order of Canada, among other honours.
Jim Vallance
Jim Vallance is one of Canada’s most renowned behind-the-scenes songwriters. Vallance has had a hand in crafting songs recorded and released by worldwide stars such as Heart, Rod Stewart, Aerosmith, Joan Jett, Tina Turner, and Rod Stewart among many others.
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette has led the way for a generation of songwriters since the release of Jagged Little Pill in 1995. Co-written with producer Glen Ballard, Pill topped the Billboard 200 album chart, yielding three Modern Rock No. 1 singles, and making Morissette the first artist to sell more than two million copies in Canada. She’s won 7 Grammy Awards and 15 JUNOs over the years, and her 12 albums have sold more than 60 million copies.
David Foster
David Foster is one of the most successful songwriters and record producers in history, shepherding albums that have collectively sold in the hundreds of millions. Foster has created hit songs and award-winning gold and platinum albums for Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and more. He’s won 16 Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and received countless major honours.
Daniel Lavoie
Daniel Lavoie wrote a truly eternal classic with “Ils s’aiment.” Following a TV appearance in France in 1984, “Ils s’aiment” sold 27,000 records in one day. The French declared it “The Song of the Century”. In 1988, he joined Sting, Peter Gabriel, and Bruce Springsteen at the Olympic Stadium in Montréal in a benefit concert for Amnesty International. He’s one of the most esteemed Francophone singer-songwriters of his generation.
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« Our mandate is to honour and celebrate Canadian songwriters and those who have dedicated their lives to the legacy of music, and to educate the public about their achievements. »
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Alanis Morissette
Featured Inductee

Alanis Morissette, known for her no-holds-barred autobiographical songwriting, has led the way for a generation of songwriters since the release of her iconoclastic “Jagged Little Pill” in 1995.

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