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As artists, we wield tremendous influence in our culture. Plato rightly feared the arts’ ability to shape thought and sway the affection of society. When we harness the power of our public voice to speak out as advocates, we pierce the consciences of good men and women. We are proud to join forces with artists who are willing to use their influence and platform to tell the stories of those whose voices might never be heard... the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed living in impoverished communities around the world.

Singer/Songwriter

The Standstills

Who are The Standstills?


"Having the chance to change the lives of people less fortunate is a blessing. These people need us, they need a voice."

The Standstills are a Canadian rock duo from Oshawa, Ontario. Jonny Fox and Renée Couture formed the band in 2008, and have most recently released ‘From The Devil’s Porch’ on eOne Music.

“In our hearts we are artists, emotionally connected to our work. We have opened our hearts to the community of Nkayi in Zimbabwe and have become emotionally connected to the cause. These people need us, they need a voice. Together we can be a voice for the voiceless, together we can give them a better chance at life.”

Help The Standstills Sponsor Children in Zimbabwe


When you sponsor a child, you help break the cycle of poverty by providing a child and their community with life-saving necessities. Canadians have been partnering with World Vision for 60 years because they've discovered that sponsorship works. With your help, we partner with the child, their family, neighbours and local leaders to transform a struggling community into one that is thriving. World Vision’s programs focus on Food, Education, Health, Clean water, Child Protection and other vital areas which improve the lives of children and their community.

Join The Standstills and the Artist Collective in creating change

Sponsor a Child

Can't donate yet? Share The Standstills's Artist Collective page to help reach their sponsorship goal.