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Tom Jackson has released his latest book, 364 – Timeless Wisdom for Modern Times ($2.79). All proceeds go to the Red Cross.
“This is a composite of original messages and paraphrased thoughts from leaders who have inspired me with their positive energy. My hope is that it promotes the same instinct of wellness for you, for others, and for the world.” – Tom Jackson
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For more than 40 years, Tom Jackson has championed social issues while entertaining many Canadians as a musician and actor. He has generated close to $200 million in combined cash and in-kind value for food banks and disaster relief. He continues to help thousands of Canadians by leveraging his celebrity to put a spotlight on the plight of those in need and in vulnerable situations.
Tom embodies the spirit of collaboration and compassion that drives WeEmploy Inc., a recruitment company with a social mission. On March 2016, Tom became the first official WeEmploy Ambassador. The partnership aligns with his philosophy of engaging in opportunities that are “good business, good for the world and good for the soul.”
As an Ambassador, Tom lends his weight of influence, experience, and profile to WeEmploy’s network of non-profit organizations, job seekers, corporate subscribers, and investors.
In conjunction with partner company Friday Professional Group, WeEmploy will be hosting investinWE: Community Engagement Sessions. These will be focused on information exchange, networking, and exploring the possibilities for growth and advancement among attendees. At the events, Tom will share his insights on philanthropy, fundraising, and the benefits that come from companies collaborating to create solutions and help others.
Over 24 years, Tom raised millions through the Huron Carole Benefit Concert Series. Now, he continues to raise social awareness through his music, books, partnerships, and activism. His philanthropy has earned him accolades among his peers as well as with the Canadian government.
Music is Tom’s first love. The ‘Minstrel with a Message’ has recorded 16 albums. His latest is Ballads Not Bullets in support of the Canadian Red Cross. He is also known for his acting roles in the Shining Time Station and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Tom is renowned for his portrayal of beloved character Chief Peter Kenidi in CBC’s North of 60. As a role model, Tom is creating a legacy of community service, development and action.
To find out more about Tom and how you can be a force for good, please leave a message for Tom at 403-262-8422. You can also send emails to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Canadian Country Music Association Humanitarian Award – 1996
Officer of the Order of Canada – 2000
Queen’s Jubilee Medals – 2002 and 2012
Order of Canada Advisory Committee Member – 2004-2007
AB and SK Centennial Medals – 2005
Juno Awards’ Allan Waters Humanitarian Award – 2007
Gemini Humanitarian Award – 2007
Chancellorship, Trent University – 2009-2013
Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement – 2014
Honorary Degree recipient – 9 universities – 1998 to 2010
This short film tells the story of how actor, singer, producer, and activist Tom Jackson came to use his gift of song to contribute millions of dollars to the fight against poverty and homelessness.
This film was produced by the NFB in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2014 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards.