A word from our Executive Director Catherine Abreu, recipient of the 2020 Jack Layton Progress Prize:
« Just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for the overwhelming outpouring of celebration I’ve received after this award was announced yesterday. As those of you who’ve watched my acceptance speech will know, Jack is a huge idol of mine who continues to inspire my work every day. Receiving an award in his honour is deeply humbling.
Thank you so much to my team at CAN-Rac – Teika, Eddy, Nhattan, Lauren, and Roger, you are all my heroes. Thank you to my amazing supportive CAN-Rac Board of passionate humans I learn so much from all the time. Thank you to the exceptional leaders who have mentored me over the years. And finally, a huge thanks to those who nominated me – your faith in and appreciation of my work and the work of Climate Action Network Canada means more than you can know. »
To learn more: https://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/layton-taylor_awards