Visionary Indigenous midwife celebrated with inaugural Layton Indigenous Award when women's health under threat

On Wednesday 11 May at 1.00pm the Institute for Change Leaders and the Douglas Coldwell Layton Foundation will present the inaugural Jack Layton Indigenous Leadership Award to reproductive justice advocate Ellen Blais:

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

16 Spadina Road


In-person event.

Media availability: Ellen Blais; Olivia Chow; Charlie Angus, MP.

The Layton Indigenous Leadership Award, part of the Layton Legacy project, carries on the late Jack Layton’s important work by recognizing and supporting Indigenous activists who are powerful changemakers. This $5,000 award includes the opportunity to receive leadership training at the ICL.

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Media Contact:

Olivia Chow: 416-845-7627

Sarah Cunningham: 416-716-4985.

Josh Bizjak

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