Actor, singer, and lifetime philanthropist Tom Jackson spearheads year 29 of The Huron Carole with concerts and galas nationwide. Building on the 2015 campaign of developing sustainable events that bring the corporate community together with volunteers, fans and clients of various agencies and food banks, the 2016 tour is promising to deliver even more of the same. The tour will cross the country – from St. John’s to Victoria – beginning November 25, 2016. Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life – a national sponsor since 1997 – proudly continues as the tour’s Presenting Sponsor.
The Huron Carole brings “those we help” together with “those who give” for a night of breaking bread, breaking barriers, and celebrating our roles in the world of social responsibility.
The Huron Carole is a Christmas story. A story filled with reflection, humor, passion, and the journey of a homeless man through darkness to light. Traditional, contemporary and signature music releases the spirit of Christmas into one’s heart. Miracles do not go out of style.
Tom Jackson, founder of The Huron Carole Benefit Concert Series, is a musician, beloved TV personality (North of 60, Star Trek, Law and Order), and long-time champion for the marginalized. Having experienced life on the streets himself, he discovered music was a way to help others.
The Huron Carole is a project of the Christmas & Winter Relief Association whose mandate is to support organizations doing hands-on work with the homeless and hungry in Canada.