Tom Jackson Gets Humanitarian Award

Published: 2006-12-06
Canadian singer and actor Tom Jackson is being honoured with the 2007 Humanitarian Award from the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Jackson, who names music as his first love, will receive the award at the JUNO
Gala Dinner and Awards. The award "recognizes an outstanding Canadian artist who has positively contributed to the social landscape of Canada," according to a press release.

As an Officer of the Order of Canada, Jackson has devoted much of his time to end hunger. Over the years he has raised over $9 million for food banks, family service agencies and disaster relief.

As an actor, Jackson has appeared in many roles in both television and film. For six seasons, he played Chief Peter Kenidi on the CBC show North of 60.

During his musical career, Jackson has recorded 13 albums.

The singer-songwriter and philanthropist will receive his award on March 31, 2007 and will also be honoured with a special segment at 2007 JUNO Awards.

Writer: Meghan Wubs



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