Canadian rockers Rush are to be honoured for their charity work by the organisation behind the country's JUNO Awards.

Bosses of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Caras) are to hand the group the 2015 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for their "devotion to philanthropy".

The bandmembers, who have worked with charities including the Toronto Food Bank and Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation, say in a statement, "We are sincerely grateful to be recognised as this year's recipients of the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award. We are proud, honoured and humbled to be in the company of all Canadians who find it within their hearts to help those in need."

Rush will receive the award at 2015 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards in Ontario, Canada on 14 March (15). Previous honourees include Neil Young and Bryan Adams.