Vocals, founder of The Huron Carole Benefit Concert Series

Recording artist to some, celebrated actor and author to others, philanthropist to most – Tom Jackson is extraordinarily passionate about creating change. A bass-baritone voice for food banks, the disenfranchised, the traumatized, an Ambassador for the Canadian Red Cross and recent recipient of the Order of the Red Cross, he is Canada’s go-to ‘minstrel with a mission’ and renaissance man.

2023 marks Tom’s 36th year at the helm of this national project, raising awareness and funds for Red Cross Emergency Management in Canada.

As a Companion of the Order of Canada, Juno and Gemini Humanitarian Award winner, eleven-time honorary degree recipient, and a proud bearer of the 2014 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement, Tom is noted for his ability to mobilize others into action – often leading with a hug.

Read more about Tom here: tomjackson.ca/biography/

“I am of the opinion that art is the single most powerful vehicle for change in the history of the human race.”