The Performer

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As one of the most recognized Canadians, we receive daily requests for Tom Jackson to speak and/or perform at special events. It is easy to see why. His striking 6'5" frame and deep booming voice captivates an audience's attention, as he fills the room with words of inspiration and follows with uplifting tunes, often in collaboration with his band.

Tom's remarkable list of accomplishments makes him a popular choice among event organizers. A partial list includes:

  • Award-winning actor on the hit CBC television series North of 60
  • Currently portrays the storyteller Hector Longhouse on the children's television show Longhouse Tales on CBC, TVO and APTN
  • Juno-nominated singer and songwriter
  • Released 10 albums, including "I Will Bring You Near" released in June 2001
  • Created the annual Huron Carole Benefit Concert Series, a cross-Canada concert tour that donates all monies raised to the Canadian Association of Food Banks
  • Formed the Dreamcatcher Tour, an annual concert tour that brings music and a message of empowerment to communities suffering the loss of young lives to suicide
  • Recognized with Honorary Degrees at Laurentian, Winnipeg, Victoria and Trent Universities
  • Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000 for his music and humanitarian work

Born on the One Arrow reserve in Saskatchewan and raised in Winnipeg, Tom left school at the age of 15 and spent seven years living on the back streets of Winnipeg. This experience built the foundation of his character - tenacity, leadership, determination to succeed and an altruistic capacity to care for others. This, in addition to his long list of accomplishments, gives Tom a diversity of topics to speak about.

Tom's rich bass baritone vocals are recognized by country music fans and concertgoers across Canada. His latest album, I Will Bring You Near is about creating positive energy and finding your light, from within and without. His music provides a memorable addition to any event.

Tom's enduring relationships with national clients such as the World Petroleum Congress, Health Canada, Canadian Heritage, Canadian Pacific Railway and the Conference Board of Canada, now extends to the community level as well. In the past year, some of the events that Tom has appeared as a keynote speaker and/or performed with his band include:

  • Alberta Teacher's Association, Fine Arts Council's "An Arts Odyssey"
  • Grand Council Treaty #3, Aboriginal Achievement Awards
  • Muddy River Music Festival
  • Families of the New Millennium Conference
  • Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre, 25th Anniversary Celebrations
  • Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show

If you would like to request Tom Jackson for an event, please go to "offer form" and follow the instructions.

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