March 15

Musician & Producer Chris Birkett Receives Community Recognition Award

Musician & Producer Chris Birkett Receives Community Recognition Award


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Earlier this month, Chris  Birkett received MPP Chris Glover’s Community Recognition Award. Birkett is a multiple award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer who has worked with such A- list artists as Sinead O’Connor, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Talking Heads, Quincy Jones, and Steve Earle.

He was nominated in recognition of his song “Everyone Deserves a Home”, which shines a light on the growing homelessness crisis in Toronto.

“As someone who experiencedhomelessness in my youth,” says Mr. Birkett.“I believe that the millions of dollars certain billionaires spend on frivolities such as vacations in space could go a long way to supporting social programs that provide safe and secure housing. Giving a homeless person a place to live helps them to become an active, contributing member of society.”

“It breaks my heart to see so many peoplesuffering without a home,” says Birkett. “Wehope the song and the awards ceremony inspire people to encourage politicians tosolve this crisis and help create more thriving communities.”

We would like to thank Eric Alper for the artist profile and press release.