The Power list: 50 Top Canadians – Jack Woodward #36

50 Canadians who are forging paths, leading the debate and shaping how we think and live.  Click here for rankings.

At the top of our annual Power List are the unknown victims of residential schools—hundreds of children who lost their lives before they were finally heard.

Here, in brief, is the thinking behind our decision, which some may consider unorthodox. In 2021, amid report after report of presumed grave sites being found on the former grounds of residential schools, non-Indigenous Canadians undeniably experienced an awakening.