All of the donations contribute to the achievement of ECM+'s mandate, which is:

1. Participating in the training of young Canadian composers and encouraging young professional performers to take on both the contemporary repertoire and the premiering of new works.

2. Stimulating the creation of new music through the performance of works commissioned to young Canadian composers; providing them with increased visibility, as well as a variety of structures to explore and develop their art.

3. Promoting contemporary music to a wider audience. This is achieved by coupling new music with either classical repertoire or other artistic disciplines, organizing tours and engaging in international exchanges with other musical organizations.