"Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." Jack Layton’s words 10 years ago have never been more true than today. To honour the former university professor, City of Toronto Councillor and leader of the federal NDP, the Layton Legacy has been launched.
Apply by July 25, 2021 to be considered for the Indigenous Leadership Award or the Activism Award. There will also be a Scholarship for Progressive Change, details to be released later.
Celebrate Jack Layton’s life of service on August 22, 2021, which will sadly be the 10th anniversary of his death. There will be a nationwide virtual celebration featuring activists, artists and special guests. Steven Page, former lead singer for Barenaked Ladies is helping to coordinate this event.