Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship advertisement with Jack Layton's face and text that reads "Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship. Support. Apply."
Are you our next fellow? Credit: Breanne Doyle / rabble.ca Credit: Breanne Doyle / rabble.ca

A message from Mike Layton:

Dear rabble readers and friends, 

I’m reaching out to you today in hopes that you may support a fellowship which is near and dear to my heart. 

The Institute for Change Leaders, the Douglas Coldwell Layton Foundation and rabble.ca are proud to launch the sixth annual Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship. 

My dad, Jack, led by example — demonstrating that social and economic justice is possible when we work together. August 22 marks 12 years since Canada lost Jack. What better way to honour him than with a fellowship to foster social change?

This fellowship supports emerging journalists who are particularly interested in covering social change and reporting on underrepresented progressive stories. We need your contributions to keep this fellowship running, will you support this vital program?  

Social change reporting is a rarity in Canada. The Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship is an exciting opportunity to strengthen media democracy while affording excellent mentorship for new voices in the Canadian media landscape.

We encourage anyone interested in being considered for this year’s fellowship, to apply here. 

To support a new generation of journalists — and carry on Jack’s legacy — please consider making a donation to this fund today. This unique fellowship is only possible through community support, with generosity from individuals just like you. 

Whether you’re a rabble supporter or a rabble reader, thank you for remembering Jack. We are proud to preserve his outstanding contributions through the Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship. His legacy lives on through your generosity and commitment to advancing social change in Canada. 

In solidarity,

Mike Layton