John Beebe

John’s passion for building strong communities has led him to work which spans many worlds including education, community organizing, photography and politics. He began his formal political engagement working for Congress in the United States where he saw first-hand the benefits that people who can effectively engage the political system derived from it. And, on the flipside—the disadvantages for those who remain on the outside. John’s work has all been tied together by a belief in strengthening people’s understanding of the power that they have. John pursued this work at Samara Canada and is currently a Senior Advisor at Ryerson's Democratic Engagement Exchange.

Blog post from Monica Tonlé: Empowering French-Speaking Immigrant Women

Last winter, ICL had the pleasure of hosting two entirely French trainings with women from MOFIF and needless to say, they took all this experience and turned it into fuel to propel their projects.

Meet Roots Community Food Centre, this year's Layton Activism Award Winner!

Roots CFC is focused on building a sustainable organization of activists to address the roots of food insecurity.

 Meet Ellen Blais, Indigenous Midwife and winner of the Layton Indigenous Activism Award

Meet the first-ever winner of the Layton Indigenous Leadership Award!

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