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...