Mike Layton is the Toronto City counsellor for Ward 19, Downtown Toronto. Before being elected in 2010 to serve as one of the Toronto’s youngest counsellors he worked for political change from the other side of the table, as an environmental leader and community organizer. As the deputy out reach director for Environmental Defense he championed a number of successful initiatives including the green economy act. As the son of former NDP leader and city councillor Jack Layton, he has been involved in fundraising from a very young age, with projects such as the White Ribbon Campaign.
At Speak UP! an event at the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto, Mike Layton spoke about his involvement organizing against gender based violence, in his ward and with the White Ribbon Campaign.
Intro/extro music: halo by Karim Rizkallah