We’re excited to announce the second of our confirmed speakers for TEDxYorkU 2012 : Councillor Mike Layton
Toronto City Councillor, Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina. York MES Graduate.
Before being elected to serve as one of Toronto’s youngest Councillors, Mike worked for political change from the other side of the table as an environmental leader and community organizer with Environmental Defence, one of Canada’s leading environmental groups. While there, he championed a variety of successful initiatives including the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, green building standards, water conservation and source water protection.
Son of former NDP Leader and City Councillor Jack Layton, Mike has been active since an early age on a variety of issues and causes including fundraising for the White Ribbon Campaign to end male violence against women, and working with special needs children.