Remembering Tommy Douglas

Today we remember our founder Tommy Douglas. On this day 35 years ago Canada, and indeed the world, lost a champion. 

In remembrance of Tommy Douglas and his legacy we are asking our members and our supporters from across Canada to please take a moment of your time to share your thoughts on his incredible life and work on your social media pages, Facebook and Twitter.

In his lifetime, against all odds, Tommy Douglas succeeded where others dared not to dream. He fought for justice, he fought for his neighbours, he fought for his country, he fought for us.

"Courage my friends, 'tis not too late to build a better world". 

Tommy knew it takes courage to fight the forces of injustice. And Tommy Douglas knew it would take courage to make Canada the country it should be. Today we are still fighting to complete his vision.

His greatest gift was our Canadian universal healthcare, but there is still more work to do. Without pharmacare, dentalcare, mental healthcare, long term care, Tommy Douglas’s dream of a truly universal healthcare system is left incomplete.

Later this year, the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary and we'll be sharing more of Tommy’s legacy in the weeks and months to come. 

In Memory of Tommy please JOIN his Charity today. Or in remembrance of him make a special donation right here.

Let’s mark this date on our calendars each year, and share with the world the legacy of the Greatest Canadian, Tommy Douglas.


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Thank you to those who supported us last year with a donation and helped us advance social democracy! You allow us to continue the important work we do, being the only charity in Canada to promote social democracy and carry on our founders' legacies. With your support we were able to create new research, establish an annual lecture series, new scholarships, new training for activists, and an interview series with social democrat leaders. And, this year we have even more content to deliver and special event plans to share with you. 

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