Jack Layton

Introducing the Jack Layton and Charles Taylor Awards

Every day across this vast country of ours, groups of people get organized and work together to make their neighbourhood, city, province and nation a better place.

Often invisible and unheralded, these efforts are actually the wellspring of social progress.  As anthropologist Margaret Mead notes in her well-loved quotation, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”  

The group striving to establish a park along a threatened river; the young person driven to run for public office for the...

Dear Jack, we remember what you said

Thursday, July 26, 2012   by: Carol Martin

The Broadbent Institute wants to know how Jack Layton's message has inspired Canadians in the year since he lost his battle with cancer.

One year ago Wednesday Federal NDP leader Jack Layton told the country he was stepping down, "at least for now".

A "new form of cancer", he said, was discovered the week before and he would be unable to stand as the official Leader of the Opposition.

The news came in wake of his meteoric rise in popularity during the 2011 Federal election campaign, a campaign he started shortly after hip...

Event planned for 1-year anniversary of Jack Layton’s death (Video)

26 July 2012, citytv.com

 

Coun. Mike Layton gives details about the event that is planned on August 22 to mark the one-year anniversary of his father Jack’s death.

[Video] http://bcove.me/bcjttf3q

Jack Layton's legacy remembered on social media

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Jack Layton's legacy remembered on social media

Rebecca Lindell, Global News : Wednesday, July 25, 2012 10:59 AM

Love, hope and optimism? A think tank is marking the first anniversary of Jack Layton’s death by asking Canadians how the politician’s dream has inspired them. 

The NDP leader stepped down a year ago Wednesday to focus all his energies on his battle with cancer, a...

Share your love, hope and optimism: Broadbent Institute launches 'Dear Jack' initiative

BY RABBLE STAFF | JULY 25, 2012

Hard to believe, but it's already been almost a year since Jack Layton passed away. His death and his powerful last letter to Canadians impacted the whole country, and people responded spontaneously, sharing their memories and their 'love, hope and optimism' on social media and with messages in chalk that repeatedly covered Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. 

This week, the Broadbent Institute has launched a new initiative called 'Dear Jack,' encouraging people to share messages about how they are contributing to advancing social justice. Sarah...

A year later

by Aaron Wherry on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 8:00am 

The Broadbent Institute has launched a memorial campaign at DearJack.ca, which Sarah Layton introduces in an op-ed for the Star.

Since then, many people have told me how my dad’s message has moved them to action in their own lives. That’s the best tribute anyone could ever pay him. I know how much he’d love to see those personal stories shared. And I’d like to invite you to do just that — between now and Aug. 22, the...

Canadians to share how Jack Layton's vision lives on

OTTAWA- A new social media initiative provides a forum for Canadians to share how Jack Layton's message of love, hope, and optimism lives on.

Spearheaded by the Broadbent Institute, the Dear Jack initiative is supported by the Layton family and people across the country.

"Jack showed us that being compassionate and loving in politics can and will lead to success. I've seen Canadians across the country embrace Jack's message. I'm excited to see his legacy recognized through DearJack.ca," said Olivia Chow, Layton's widow.

Jack Layton stepped down as Leader of the Official...

Love, hope, optimism: Think tank wants Canadians’ views on Jack Layton’s final message

24 July 2012, Globe & Mail

A think tank founded to advance Jack Layton’s social-democratic ideals is asking Canadians to share their thoughts about how the former NDP leader’s final message of love, hope and optimism has affected their lives.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/think-tank-wants-canadians-views-on-jack-laytons-final-message/article4439361/?cmpid=rss1...

Jack Layton: How did his message of hope inspire you? (Op-Ed by Sarah Layton)

24 July 2012, Toronto Star (Op-Ed by Sarah Layton)

You called him Jack Layton. I called him Dad. He would have been 62 last week. And I can hardly believe that more than a year has passed since we celebrated his last birthday. So much has happened since — in our family, across our country.

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1231160--jack-layton-how-did-his-message-of-hope-inspire-you#.UA9ITmUwqpI...

Social Media Campaign Invites Canadians to Share How Jack Layton’s Vision Lives On

OTTAWA -- To celebrate the continued strength of Jack Layton’s vision in the lives of Canadians, the Broadbent Institute is spearheading a social media campaign.

DearJack.ca, the campaign’s primary platform, will go live tomorrow, July 25, the day Layton stepped down as Leader of the Official Opposition last year; it will culminate on August 22, the anniversary of his passing.

Available for comment: Mike Layton, son of Jack Layton

For more information and to arrange an interview:

David MacIntyre, 613-314-7414, info@...

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