- Member of Provincial Parliament since 2004. Former City Councillor in Hamilton Ward 2
- Worked on local revitalization projects, keeping schools open, and supporting small businesses
- Widely recognized for being one of the provinces most effective leaders, received the EVE Award in 2012 for her public service
- Delivered results in two Ontario budgets: 5,000 new childcare spaces, paying down the deficit quicker, pushing for a Financial Accountability Office, and 30,000 new youth jobs
- Born and raised in Hamilton, McMaster University graduate, and proud mom to her son, Julian
- Monique has lived in Durham for the past 26 years and holds a biotechnology diploma at Centennial College.
- She owns both a travel agency and a cosmetics line business that aims to provide people of color access to specialized products.
- Monique serves as a volunteer for the Scarborough Blizzards Soccer Club, Kingsway Community Life Center, and the Women’s Health Center in Toronto.
- Alongside Andrea Horwath, Monique wants to offer a positive voice at Queen’s Park that will work to make life better for the people of Ajax.
- Député provincial depuis 2011, il défend la cause des travailleurs(euses) déplacés.
- C’est en tant qu’adjoint du député provincial local qu’il a bâti sa solide réputation civique. Il a contribué à résoudre les problèmes et les préoccupations de centaines de commettant(e)s.
- Ancien président du Conseil du travail d’Algoma Manitoulin et du district.
- Ancien coordonnateur du Dubreuilville Action Centre (MTCU) venant en aide aux travailleurs(euses) déplacés dans le Nord.
- Katrina is a strong social justice and workers rights advocate who has played pivotal roles with OSSTF and the York Region Labour Council
- A York Region secondary school teacher for over 17 years, she understands how harmful Liberal cuts to education have been to classrooms, students and teachers across the province
- Katrina is committed to fighting for restoring investments to education systems, putting an end to standardized testing and protecting special education programs
- She will be a strong voice for improved healthcare services and will make sure that everyone – regardless of age or income – has access to dental care and prescription medication
- Pekka is an elementary school teacher and community advocate with a passion for education
- He’s active with his local union and frequently gives talks on supporting students and improving public education
- Pekka has been an avid volunteer in the community as a soccer coach, scout leader and at the Barrie Film Festival
- He’s lived in Barrie Innisfil for the past 18 years where he enjoys hiking with his wife, Leigh–Anne, and his children.
- Raised in Anten Mills, Dan is a passionate advocate for workers’ safety as the Vice President for IAMAW Local 2323, the union representing aviation workers.
- As the co-leader of the Toronto Airport Worker’s Council, Dan has been recognized by the Greater Toronto Airport Authority for contributing to a positive safety culture.
- Dan will go to bat for better health care in Barrie and will make life better for everyday Ontario families.
- Raising his young family in Barrie, Dan lives with his partner Kerri and his two year-old daughter Anikka.
- For almost four decades, Joanne has been a defiant social justice advocate keen on representing the Bay of Quinte community with Ontario New Democrats at Queen’s Park.
- She has been a counselor for over 25 years, currently serving her 12th year as the Chaplaincy Leader at Nicholson Catholic College.
- She is an active member of the Quinte Arts Council and former chair of the Quinte Coordinating Committee Against Violence.
- When not serving those in need, Joanne can be found coaching rowing in the Bay of Quinte area, or spending time with her husband Terry and their seven children.
- Rima and her partner David have lived in Beaches–East York for 25 years, where they raised their four kids. You can spot their dogs Eliot and Kuma walking along Martin Goodman Trail.
- Rima was born in Apartheid South Africa, which fueled her life–long work in fighting for the creation of socially just and diverse societies. She advocates for systemic change that creates meaningful inclusion, accountable institutions and the elimination of all systemic oppression.
- As our MPP, she will be a strong voice for Beaches–East York who will work to ensure equitable access to public transportation, affordable childcare and universal Pharmacare for everyone–regardless of age, status or income.
- Dr. Rima Berns–McGown holds a PhD in International Politics. A respected author, researcher, and former University of Toronto professor, she currently works with directors and executives to tackle systemic racism in boardrooms across Canada.
Born and raised in Brampton, Sara is a multilingual Ph.D. candidate at Ryerson University with a Master of Arts in International Development Studies
She has a long history of local advocacy being the founding director of Broadening Horizons, Board Director at Community Living Ontario, and former vice-president Brampton Caledon Community Living
She has been a strong fighter of local businesses, workers’ rights and she’s committed to bringing families in Brampton-Centre change for the better
Sara is also committed to putting an end to sky-rocketing auto insurance rates and postal code discrimination
- A lawyer by profession, Gurratan’s unique upbringing has fueled his passion for justice and equity
- He has spent over a decade serving the Brampton communities through pro–bono legal advice, youth mentorship, organizing and advocating for young people
- A community champion, Gurratan is the City of Brampton’s Chair of the Equity and Inclusion, founding member of Sikh Heritage Month Foundation and a Board Member of Peel Art Gallery
- He was an instrumental figure behind Jagmeet Singh’s ascent to MPP and leader of the Federal NDP and is determined to fight for change for the better and bring Brampton East the leadership people need in order to access better health care, seniors care and education
With long time family roots in Brampton, Kevin has made a name for himself as a weather expert on The Weather Network for over a decade
Having studied journalism, Kevin has been involved with the National Association of Black Journalists and volunteered at Covenant House - helping at-risk and homeless youth
Kevin understands that Brampton North communities need leadership that will bring change for the better to our neighbourhoods
He is committed to ensuring affordability for Brampton North families through universal pharmacare and dental care, lower hydro rates and lower auto insurance rates
- Paramjit calls Brampton home and is actively involved in the community’s cultural and community organizations
- He is passionate about social justice and is eager to bring change for the better to Brampton South
- A lawyer and an active organizer, Paramjit knows that Brampton South needs leadership that understands the community’s dynamic needs
- He understands that Brampton needs leadership that will lower hydro rates, ensure everyone has access to universal pharmacare (including dental care) and lower auto insurance rates to Brampton communities
- A longtime Brampton West resident and savvy entrepreneur, Jagroop is passionate about bringing change to Brampton West
- As Director of Ontario’s Aggregate Trucking Association, he has led, organized and fought for workers in the aggregate industries
- Jagroop is passionate about social justice and understands that Brampton West needs leadership that will put community first
- He is committed to joining Andrea Horwath’s New Democrats at Queens’ Park to lower hydro rates, eliminate postal code discrimination, bring down auto insurance rates and make universal pharmacare and dental care a reality
- Alex is an experienced leader and passionate advocate for families in Brantford–Brant
- She is a sitting Grand Erie District School Board trustee and small business owner
- Alex is an engaged community advocate, having served on many boards and committees including Brant United Way, Victim Services, Sexual Assault Centre and the Brant Association for Breastfeeding Information Education and Support, and volunteered as a Site Coordinator for Brant Food for Thought
- Alex lives in Brantford with her husband Tim and two children
- Karen works as a Program Assistant at the Grey Bruce Health Unit and first aid instructor with a drive to deliver change for the better in Grey and Bruce counties
- She coaches professionals on harassment and discrimination and organizes community events to promote tolerance and respect
- Karen has a passion for the environment, is a member of the Bruce Peninsula Environment Group and was involved in the Owen Sound People's Climate March
- She lives in South Bruce Peninsula with her family where they enjoy hiking, fishing and swimming
- Andrew is a long-time community advocate ready to bring a change for the better in Burlington
- He’s a dedicated hockey dad of two and as key decision maker in the business community, Andrew knows the importance of getting electricity bills down and bringing Hydro One back into public hands
- He’s committed to bringing Andrea’s vision of fairness to Ontario by ensuring all Ontarians have access to dental care and prescription drugs
- In his downtime, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife Sara and participates in local Ultimate Frisbee teams
- Marjorie experienced the loss of a good paying job with benefits and had to struggle to make ends meet with minimum wage jobs. She went back to university, graduated, and currently works with the House of Friendship.
- Marjorie became an advocate and activist for the $15andfairness campaign, fighting for decent wages and working conditions for all Ontario workers.
- With Andrea Horwath, Marjorie will fight for the services that matter most to Cambridge–area families, including our hospitals, schools, affordable housing and public transportation.
- Born in Montreal, raised in the West Indies, Marjorie has lived in Cambridge since 2001.
- Courtney is a licensed paralegal who is passionate about social justice and meaningful change
- She has served Habitat for Humanity, and understands that housing, at its most basic level, is a human right
- Courtney has seen how difficult life has become and knows that Carleton communities need leadership that puts people at the centre of government
- She is determined to bring change for the better with Andrea Horwath’s plan to lower hydro rates and make sure everyone – regardless of age or income – has access to dental care and prescription drugs
- Jordan est une ardente défenseure des services publics, un mentor pour les femmes dans le domaine de la technologie et une résidente de longue date de Chatham‐Kent‐Leamington.
- Elle est technologue en robotique au Collège St. Clair où elle voit à la formation pratique des étudiant(e)s en métiers spécialisés. Elle les prépare aussi au marché du travail.
- Jordan est une défenseure communautaire passionnée qui cherche à apporter des changements positif dans sa communauté en organisant la base citoyenne. Elle dirige aussi des campagnes de mobilisation visant à protéger les services publics.
- Elle est passionnée d’agriculture, de courses de chevaux et de hockey. Elle vit à Chatham avec son partenaire Chris et leur fils Trenton.
- Marit is the Toronto District School Board trustee for Davenport and Board member at the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, ready to partner with Andrea Horwath to champion progressive change in Toronto
- She is a lifelong advocate for social justice, working to create more high–quality, affordable childcare spaces, improve transit, strengthen public education and build a more liveable city. She is President of Canada’s NDP.
- As National Director of Public Policy and Research for ACTRA, Marit strengthened Canada’s arts and cultural sector and has worked in health policy and public engagement
- Marit and her partner, Jordan, have raised their daughters Mahala and Lila in Davenport
Khalid grew up in the Don Valley and is well versed in issues that matter to residence of this riding.
Khalid is a community leader who believes in giving back to society and helping Ontarians of all ages live better lives. He is a graduate of Seneca College’s social service worker program and worked for the John Howard Society which provides for the effective integration into the community of those in conflict with the law.
During his time at Seneca Khalid was active as a volunteer on Seneca College’s Continuing Education Student Advisory group. Through his social work Khalid later became involved with local seniors’ associations where he focused working to help improve Canada’s pension system and fighting back against cuts to public health care.
Alongside Andrea Horwath, Khalid wants to fix the issues plaguing Ontario’s long-term and home care system, allowing all Ontarians to live in dignity and safety. Khalid currently works as a financial services advisor at TD Canada Trust and is excited to be getting married to his fiancé later this summer.
Khalid is a bridge-builder who continues to work hard to connect communities across age groups and ethnic backgrounds to work together on important issues like health care, affordable housing and public safety. Khalid is running in this election because he sees Andrea Horwath and the NDP as the only choice to bring change for the better to Ontario families.
Together with Andrea, the Ontario NDP will:
1) Provide drug and dental coverage for all Ontarians
2) Put an end to hallway medicine
3) Reduce hydro bills by 30%
Lets get good things done. It is time for a change in Don Valley East. Vote Khalid on June 7th.
- A lifelong resident of the area, Akil loves his community and is eager to bring Change for the Better to Don Valley North.
- Akil is a software developer who previously worked in the healthcare industry and understands the importance of fixing hospital wait times and making sure everyone has access to pharmacare and dental care.
- As a transit rider Akil understands that Don Valley North residents need better access to transit services, as well as affordable housing.
- As MPP, he will fight for better investments in public services and make sure Don Valley North families have the health care, education and seniors care they need.
Born and raised in the Don Valley area, Amara Possian is running in this election because she sees Andrea Horwath and the NDP as the only choice to bring change for the better to Ontario families.
Amara is a connector and bridge-builder who gets things done. While working at McGill, she led the process to engage students, staff, and faculty on building the university’s sustainability strategy. She's an experienced community organizer who has managed large-scale advocacy campaigns on issues like affordable housing and voter engagement.
Amara runs her own business where she helps non-profits design strategies for action. She also helps groups strengthen their organizational culture and infrastructure so everyone can do their best work. She has an undergraduate degree from McGill University and a Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation from the University of Waterloo.
Amara understands long wait times and hallway medicine first hand. Her grandmother was in and out of Sunnybrook Hospital for the last decade of her life. She will go to bat for a strong public health system as part of a government that puts people at the heart of every decision.
- Andrea is an active member of Dufferin-Caledon and is proud of the community
- As Health and Safety Coordinator, she has a history of defending workers and advocating for better employment standards
- Andrea understands that Dufferin-Caledon families need leadership that will put people at the heart of government decisions
- She knows how difficult life has become and she’s committed to bringing change for the better by fighting for lower hydro rates and making sure that everyone, regardless of age or income, has access to the dental care and the pharmacare they need
- Joel has worked as a paramedic for more than twelve years. During that time, he has found fulfillment in providing high–quality care to those in need.
- He is an advocate for patients and workers; volunteering his time as the Durham Health Coalition's co–chair and Durham Region Labour Council's 1st vice–president.
- Joel believes in strong public services and has taken leadership roles in several community campaigns focused on protecting and enhancing those services.
- As a paramedic on the frontlines, Joel has seen firsthand the devastating effects of Conservative and Liberal cuts on healthcare and families.
- He grew up in Courtice and he continues to reside in the Municipality of Clarington with his wife Amanda and their son, Liam.
- Robyn is a longtime resident of Eglinton–Lawrence and understands the community needs leadership that will bring change for the better
- A volunteer organizer with the labour movement’s hospitality sector, Robyn is a trusted, effective team builder who knows what it takes to bring change
- Robyn spent years working in the hospitality industry and understands, first hand, what it’s like to work long hours, balance shift work, and struggle to make ends meet
- They’re ready to fight for Eglinton–Lawrence communities with the Ontario NDP to put Hydro One back into public hands and ensure people have access to the healthcare, seniors care, and public services that they need
- Amanda is a savvy entrepreneur, business owner and award–winning community organizer
- She co–founded Hacker Studios, developed the Startup Canada Startup Communities program, and has mentored and empowered hundreds of entrepreneurs across the country
- Her passion for advocacy and social justice is reflected in her years of service on numerous civic and non–profit boards and committees, including founding the London Transit Riders Alliance
- In 2017 Amanda was nominated for the Everyday Political Citizen award and received the Government of Ontario’s 2017 Leading Women Building Communities Award
- Taras is a proven fighter who has represented Essex as MPP since 2011
- He led the fight to save thoracic cancer surgery and the neonatal intensive care units in Windsor Essex, saving patients from needless travel for treatment
- He is committed to the completion of Highway 3 for the safety of commuters and to ensuring the agricultural industry has timely access to markets
- Having introduced legislation to protect homeowners from losses due to floods and legislation to regulate the property insurance industry, Taras is committed to continue fighting for Essex
- Born and raised in Etobicoke-Centre, Kelly loves her community and is proud to call it home
- She is a proud equity advocate who has worked internationally to help support refugee communities in crisis
- Erica understands that Etobicoke families need leadership that will put people at the heart of government
- She is committed to bringing Etobicoke-Centre change for the better with Andrea Horwath’s plan to end hallway medicine, fix healthcare, lower hydro rates and make sure that everyone – regardless of age or income – has access to the dental care and prescription drugs they need
- Mahamud Amin is longtime volunteer in Etobicoke North with the Somali Youth Association of Toronto
- He is passionate about addressing the high unemployment, overcrowded transit, and high cost of living affecting many Etobicoke North families
- Working with Andrea Horwath, Mahamud wants to promote more stable, family–supporting jobs in the riding
- He knows that Etobicoke families need a government who will offer them health care, education, and seniors care they can count on
- Phil’s experience as a lawyer, his working class upbringing and his desire to see greater equality and kindness in the world help drive his politics.
- In Etobicoke–Lakeshore he serves as Chair of South–Etobicoke Community Legal Services and as a volunteer lawyer at Lakeshore Area Multi–Services Project (LAMP).
- Phil also provides pro–bono counsel to the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre.
- He is eager to join Ontario New Democrats at Queen’s Park and continue to serve Etobicoke–Lakeshore communities by restoring public services, including putting Hydro back into public hands and extending healthcare to include universal pharma care and dental care.
Melissa has lived in southern Ontario her whole life and has watched life get harder because of Kathleen Wynne’s cuts and neglect to core public services
As a fierce workers’ rights advocate and community leader, she serves her local Transit Advisory Committee; Public Library Board, and is active with the Council of Canadians; she will work with Andrea Horwath to bring change for the better
The Ontario NDP pharmacare plan will make life better for everyday Ontario families and Melissa’s experience in the scientific, pharmaceutical field lends itself well
She will go to bat for an Ontario Water Strategy, ensuring all Ontarians have access to clean water for swimming, fishing and drinking
- Née et élevée à Hawkesbury, Bonnie est très active dans sa communauté, où elle fait du bénévolat de manière assidue
- Son engagement pour la justice sociale et ses efforts pour bâtir des communautés plus saines lui ont valu l’obtention du Prix ministériel d’excellence environnementale (2011) et de la Médaille du jubilé de diamant de la reine Elizabeth II (2012)
- Bonnie sait bien que les communautés de Glengarry-Prescott-Russell ont besoin d’un gouvernement dédié à faire advenir un changement pour le mieux
- En travaillant avec Andrea Horwath, Bonnie veut s’assurer que les communautés ont accès à de meilleurs soins de santé, à une meilleure éducation et à de meilleurs soins aux aînés
- Agnieszka calls Guelph home and is proud to live in such a dynamic and diverse community
- She is a recent University of Guelph, Masters of Arts graduate who understands the barriers students face financing an education
- A community organizer, Agnieszka is dedicated to fighting poverty, closing the gender gap, and defending human and environmental rights
- She is committed to joining Ontario New Democrats to expand health care coverage to include pharmacare and dental care for everyone, fix the crisis in our hospitals and our schools, achieve reconciliation and bring change for the better to Guelph
- Danielle is a long-time social justice advocate, passionate about gender equality and dedicated to building stronger communities and bringing change for the better
- She is a probation and parole officer who also represents workers as President of OPSEU Local 221, regularly advocating for worker and community safety as well as improved mental health and addictions supports
- Danielle understands first hand how 15 years of cuts to public services have impacted workers and families in the community
- She understands that Haldimand Norfolk communities need leadership that will provide them better healthcare, better education and better seniors care
A lifelong resident of Pontypool, Zac loves the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock community and is proud to call it home
He is passionate about investing in rural transportation, healthcare, schools and infrastructure — ensuring cohesive rural communities and a strong rural economy that all Ontarians benefit from.
Zac understands that life has become tough for many residents of the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock community
He is committed to making life more affordable, lowering hydro rates, and making sure that everyone, regardless of age or income, has access to the universal pharmacare and dental care they need
- Longtime community leader and labour rights advocate
- MPP since 2007 who has taken the lead on pensions, economic development, and the WSIB
- Represented the United Steelworkers in Ottawa, fighting for fairer working conditions
- Served as a Stoney Creek City Councillor for six years and was Chair of Parks and Recreation
- Monique has fought for and represented Hamilton Mountain riding since 2011.
- A healthcare and children and youth champion, she was successful in fighting alongside families to remove age-discrimination in autism treatment access and gathered all-party support for eliminating wait-lists for children and youth access to mental health services.
- She was voted “Best Local Politician” (Platinum or Diamond awards), four years running by the readers of Hamilton Community News and “Most Determined MPP” by her MPP colleagues at Queen’s Park
- Monique understands that the Hamilton Mountain community needs leadership that will continue fighting for better access to healthcare, universal pharmacare and dental care and on-the-job protection
- Sandy Shaw is proud to call Hamilton home and frequently comments on local issues on City Matters on Cable 14 and on CHML.
- She is widely known for her work with progressive organizations like the Social Planning Council, the United Way, and was the first–ever elected female Board Chair of FirstOntario Credit Union.
- Sandy graduated from the University of Toronto in Corporate Social Responsibility and built innovative projects such as Hamilton's first micro–loan program and authored Hamilton's first Women and Poverty Report.
- She was awarded the Women of Distinction Award for her community leadership and was appointed to serve on the Hamilton Port Authority as the Chair of the Governance committee.
- A long time L’Amable resident, Nate is an artist, journalist, and environmental activist
- The son of small business owners, Nate has seen first–hand the challenges facing small Ontario businesses in the new economy.
- Working with Andrea Horwath and the NDP, Nate wants to give families in Hastings Lennox Addington hope, by fighting for a more affordable life, and a sustainable future for all.
- Nate’s years of work as a journalist means he knows how hard life has become for many Ontario families; he wants to be part of a government that focuses on the issues and services that matter most.
- Tom is a lifelong Humber River–Black Creek resident and dedicated community advocate
- He works as the Executive Assistant to City Councilor Anthony Perruzza, holds both bachelor and masters’ degrees in science and a degree in education
- Tom is an experienced organizer, determined to deliver health care we can count on and education that helps children thrive
- He lives in the community with his wife and mother
- Jan is a long-time Kincardine resident who’s lived in Huron-Bruce for over thirty years
- As Vice Chair of the public-school board and the Chair of the Program Work Team for the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, Jan is a strong rural, progressive voice for the families and communities in Huron-Bruce
- She’s ready to bring change for the better with Andrea Horwath’s plan to fix seniors care and provide drug and dental coverage for everyone
- Jan likes to stay active as an avid long-distance runner and enjoys activities like paddle-boarding.
- John has called Kanata home for over three decades and loves his community
- An engineer by day, he’s passionate about innovation, technology and entrepreneurship
- John understands how unaffordable life has become for many in the Kanata-Carleton region
- He is dedicated to fighting to bring Hydro One back into public hands to lower hydro rates, making sure people have the healthcare they need and to making universal pharmacare a reality
- Glen is a long-time labour advocate actively involved in his community
- A corrections officer and strong workers' rights advocate, Glen has represented OPSEU corrections workers for over three decades
- He has also been an active member of OPSEU, representing his union at local, regional and provincial levels
- Glen understands the unique needs of Kenora-Rainy River and is eager to lower hydro rates, make Northern roads safer by bringing road maintenance services back into public hands, and make life more affordable for communities in the North
- Sol Mamakwa is a Kingfisher Lake band member and a resident of Sioux Lookout who speaks and understands Oji-Cree
- A fierce health advocate, Sol is Co-chair of the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre and has also been actively involved with the Sioux Lookout First Nation Health Authority, Sioux Lookout Physicians Regional Services, and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine
- As the lead health advisor for the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation, Sol has worked alongside federal and provincial representatives to transform the way health care is delivered to the NAN territory by improving service delivery throughout the riding
- He understands the challenges communities and families face and is eager to bring the needed change for the better to the riding
- As a lifelong resident of the Kingston area, chef, and small business manager, Ian knows how hard people in the riding are working to make ends meet
- Throughout his life, Ian has been focused on issues of food security and poverty, and he is passionate about building a future for Ontario farmers
- Ian believes government should put the people of Ontario at the heart of our hydro system, focusing on sustainability and lower rates
- As part of an NDP government, Ian is ready to tackle the big issues like climate change head on and give Ontario families hope for a brighter future
- Andrea is a retired teacher and guidance counsellor who understands first-hand the impact of decades of Liberal and Conservative education cuts have had on students
- A grandmother of six, she has dedicated a decade of retired life supporting and advocating for grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa
- Andrea is passionate about improving conditions in Ontario schools – ending school closures, fixing crumbling schools, hiring more teachers and capping Kindergarten class sizes
- She is also committed to closing the gender pay gap, making childcare affordable and putting a stop to gender-based violence
- As Director of Diversity and Equity at Wilfrid Laurier University, Laura Mae works closely with Focus on Ethnic Women, The Working Centre and the Sexual Assault Support Centre.
Laura Mae has a PhD in Education and deep roots in Kitchener where she fights for high quality services and support for our community.
As your MPP, she will put her skills to work making change for the better in Kitchener-Centre, providing leadership people need to access better health care, seniors’ care, public transit and education.
When not working on equity issues or community development, Laura Mae, a former performer and recording artist, is a mother of three.
- Fitzroy is a world champion boxer, a mentor for local youth, small business owner and proud father
- He held multiple national and international boxing titles before starting a local boxing academy in 2003 and retiring in 2014
- Fitzroy runs a program for children, speaks to youth about bullying and fire safety and volunteers at countless organizations in the community
- He was awarded the Canada 150 Sesquicentennial Award and recognized in the Waterloo County Hall of Fame for his work on youth engagement
- A lifelong advocate with the labour movement, Kelly is an experienced activist and champion for the rights of workers.
- She is a member of the Waterloo Regional Labour Council Executive and has spent three decades as a Union Steward and organizer.
- She served as a Resource Mobilization Officer with United Way KW, Organizer with the Ontario Health Coalition to stop the privatization of hospital services and is the Lead Organizer for the Waterloo Region Tampon Tuesday events, supporting our local Food Bank.
- Kelly looks forward to bringing workers’ rights, universal pharmacare and dental care to Queen’s Park.
- Todd is a longtime Lambton–Kent–Middlesex resident determined to make life better for rural Ontario families
- He has served as Mayor of Warwick Township for the past 17 years, chairing the Ontario Western Wardens Caucus and serving as Warden of Lambton County at points throughout his time in office
- Todd sat on the board of governors at Lambton College and is current Chair of the Bluewater Recycling Association
- He values family and enjoys spending time with his wife, their two sons and grandchildren.
- Ramsey is an experienced biologist with a number of years’ experience in environmental science and environmental education
- He understands that families are feeling the squeeze and that there is an urgent need to invest in healthcare, education and seniors care
- Ramsey is an avid naturalist and canoeist who loves exploring local parks like Murphy’s Point and Frontenac
- As an activist and community organizer, Ramsey has worked with diverse rural communities and is ready to bring change for the better to Lanark–Frontenac–Kingston
- Michelle is a founding member of ‘Save Our School’ Pineview, where she has worked tirelessly to save elementary schools from closure
- She has also worked with the Canadian Forces as a civilian instructor in first response
- The Conservatives vow to cut $6.1 billion in jobs and services—Michelle knows it does not have to be this way
- She is passionate about delivering change for the better to Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. With Andrea Horwath and the NDP they will fight for better healthcare and better education
- Terence is an elementary teacher, community advocate and art enthusiast who has called London home since he was three
- As a youth, he volunteered for the London Regional Children’s Museum, and is involved with the Thames Valley Teacher–Librarians’ Association and the London & District Labour Council
- As a teacher–librarian, Terence promoted cultural understanding, social justice awareness, and introduced students to community helpers through his Human Library programs
- Terence lives in London with his partner Jim, works as an executive member in his local union and serves on the political action and human rights/social justice committees for ETFO
- Elected MPP for London West in 2013
- Served for 13 years on the Thames Valley District School Board, and helped to balance a $660 million budget during her term as Chair
- Former Director of Policy at Academica Group, leading a project to connect employers with job seekers in London
- Helped establish the Ability First coalition, an award–winning initiative to engage London employers in hiring people with disabilities
- Teresa is a community advocate, experienced leader, mom and grandmother serving as MPP for London-Fanshawe since 2011
- At Queen’s Park, she is a tireless advocate for hospital services, addiction support, mental health resources, community schools, affordable housing and long-term care
- Prior to serving as MPP, Teresa was a professional insurance broker and involved with community organizations including the East London Lioness Club, LUSO Centre and the East London Optimist Club
- Teresa has lived in the London-Fanshawe community for over forty years and enjoys spending time with her husband, Bill Armstrong, City Councillor for Ward 2, their children and grandchildren
- Kingsley has worked as a respiratory therapist for 15 years and knows firsthand the devastation caused by Liberal and Conservative cuts to health care
- He’s a champion for hardworking families and tirelessly campaigned to achieve a $15 an hour minimum wage
- Kingsley is ready to bring change for the better in Markham-Stouffville with Andrea Horwath’s plan to take on student debt, end hallway medicine, and deliver drug and dental coverage for everyone
- He knows transit riders throughout Ontario are feeling the squeeze and will work to restore provincial funding to improve service and help make fares more affordable
- Cindy lives in Thornhill with her husband David and two children and knows how many Ontario families are feeling the squeeze.
- She works as an IT executive and is a mentor for women in technology. She will work to address the pay equity gap and bring greater equity to corporate boards.
- Cindy will fight for a strong public transit system in the York region and the GTA, which includes restoring the province’s 50-per-cent share of funding for municipal transit operations.
- She is an engaged community activist and will go to bat to improve children’s education and childcare services.
- Sylvie has lived, worked and raised her children in Markham for the past 20 years, and understands that life is getting harder for everyday families
- After 15 years of Liberal cuts and neglect, she sees the crumbling schools in Markham and is running alongside Andrea Horwath and the NDP to bring change for the better
- Sylvie is a cancer survivor who understands the devastation of not being able to start treatment for months, and will go to bat to make sure Ontarians can get the care they need, when they need it
- She will fight for affordability for Ontario families by lowering hydro rates and making sure everyone – regardless of age or income – has access to dental care and prescription medication
- As an executive member of his union, IBEW 105, he was actively involved in standing up to Kathleen Wynne's attacks on the skilled trades.
- Protecting and improving Ontario’s education system is a key priority for Brendan, whose wife, sister and mother are all teachers.
- He will go to bat for dental care and pharmacare – a prescription drug plan for everyone – because no family should worry about whether their kids can get the care they need.
- Brendan lives in Milton with his wife, Kate, and two children, and is running to help bring change for the better to Ontario families.
- A lifelong grassroots social justice activist, Laura is passionate about meaningful change
- A champion of workers rights and improving employment standards, she serves as President of CUPE Local 1989, representing Mississauga Library workers
- Laura is proud of the Mississauga Centre community she calls home
- She is committed to bringing change for the better to the region, making life more affordable, lowering hydro bills and making sure everyone – regardless of age or income – has access to the healthcare they need
- Tom has spent 20 years living in Mississauga, actively involved with small business and seniors advocacy
- A long-time master electrician now working as a contracted college instructor and continuing education instructor, he understands the challenges faced by students after decades of Liberal and Conservative cuts and neglect
- Tom will go to bat for seniors because the challenges they face have been swept under the rug for too long, and our parents and grandparents deserve better care
- He will fight for affordability for Ontario families, including bringing Hydro One back into public hands where it belongs, lowering bills by 30% and keeping them down
- Farina is a passionate community advocate who has been active in the Erin Mills are for the past five years, working to bring change for the better to her community.
- With 15 years experience in the finance industry, she knows how many Ontario families are feeling the squeeze as life keeps getting less affordable for them.
- Farina will stand up for affordable housing, because safe, affordable housing is a human right.
- She will go to bat for women, working towards pay equity and working to apply an intersectional gender lens to government budgeting, policy and programming.
- A longtime resident of Mississauga–Lakeshore, Boris loves his community and is keen to change things for the better in Ontario.
- He is a member of the Kiwanis Club board, legion branch 82, and has spent over a decade maintaining the cleanliness of the Cooksville Creek beachfront.
- A dedicated city builder, Boris was the 2016 recipient of the City of Toronto’s City Manager’s Award for Community Engagement and the United Way Ambassador Award in 2016.
- As MPP, he will be a strong advocate who’ll fight for better public transportation, affordable childcare and universal Pharmacare for everyone–regardless of age, status or income.
- Nikki Clarke is a media personality and educator who has served as President of the Ontario Black History Society since 2015
- She is passionate about reducing inequality and improving employment opportunities for Mississauga Malton
- She has received numerous awards for her teaching and community activism
- Dedicated to community development, Nikki believes in building a better, fairer Ontario for all
- Jacqueline has lived and worked in the region for more than three decades
- She is a dedicated social justice activist with a passion for human rights, worker’s rights, equity and inclusion
- Jacqueline has seen life get harder in the region and is committed to bringing change for the better for Mississauga-Streetsville communities
- She is eager to join Andrea Horwath’s NDP to end hallway medicine, fix healthcare, lower hydro rates and make sure everyone – regardless of age or income – has access to the dental care and prescription medication they need
- Pendant plus de 20 ans, Guy s'est battu pour les travailleurs avec le Syndicat des Métallos.
- Il possède une vaste expérience dans les secteurs de la foresterie, de la scierie, de la santé, de la quincaillerie, de l'entretien ménager et des services sociaux dans le nord de l'Ontario.
- Il a passé la majeure partie de sa carrière à faire pression sur tous les paliers de gouvernement pour que des changements bénéfiques pour les travailleurs soient apportés. Il a hâte de représenter les communautés de Mushkeegowuk-Baie James à Queen's Park.
- Guy est natif du nord de l'Ontario, est d’origine Métis et habite à Kapuskasing depuis 22 ans avec sa femme Manon et leur deux enfants Anabel et Jérémy.
- Zaff is an IT entrepreneur with a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Ottawa, who loves the Nepean community he’s so proud to call home.
- A father of four children, he understands the needs of working families and is committed to affordable childcare and better investments in education
- Zaff is a dedicated volunteer and community advocate very involved in the local community centre’s programming
- He is ready to bring change for the better to Nepean communities with Andrea Horwath’s plan to fix seniors care and provide prescription drug and dental care for everyone
- Melissa is a human relations graduate, arbitrator and mediator who’s lived in Newmarket–Aurora for over a decade
- Her success bringing increased green space to seniors and youth, student job programs and supports for new immigrants are the result of her belief in strong community partnership and grassroots organizing
- Melissa’s community initatives have been widely recognized by York Region and the Aurora Chamber of Commerce
- She looks forward to joining Ontario New Democrats in Government, to fight for change for the better and ensure the Newmarket–Aurora community has a champion that will fight for better access to healthcare, universal pharmacare and universal dental care
- Jeff Burch est le directeur général de Niagara Folk Arts, une agence de services sociaux à but non lucratif. Il y est responsable d’un budget de trois millions de dollars et de plus de 40 employé(e)s à temps plein dans la région du Niagara.
- Pendant 15 ans, Jeff a représenté les travailleurs(euses) à titre d’organisateur, de président de section locale et de négociateur des contrats des travailleurs(euses) de la santé de première ligne dans les hôpitaux, les maisons de soins infirmiers et les organismes d’intégration communautaire du Niagara et de l’Ontario. Il a également servi deux mandats en tant que conseiller municipal.
- Jeff Burch est un bénévole communautaire infatigable autour de questions telles que la santé mentale et la pauvreté. Il est également fondateur et organisateur du Ed Smith Legal Defence Fund et de l’organisme politique à base citoyenne A Better Niagara. Il sait comment traiter avec plusieurs ministères ontariens, notamment les ministères de la Santé, du Travail, de la Citoyenneté et de l’Immigration, des Affaires municipales et des Services sociaux.
- Jeff réside depuis toujours dans la région du Niagara. Il vit avec sa femme Linda et son fils Jackson âgé de neuf ans.
- MPP since 2014 with deep ties to the community, having served as both a Niagara Falls City Councillor and as campaign co-chair for the United Way.
- A leader in the fight against Liberal and PC hydro privatization schemes and unfair hydro bills.
- Health care champion and seniors’ advocate, committed to protecting and expanding public health services in Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, and Niagara-On-The-Lake.
- Tireless advocate for job creation with a successful track record of defending and securing jobs in manufacturing, tourism, transportation, and other sectors.
Curtis is passionate about social justice and meaningful, positive change
Having spent years working in retirement homes in the Niagara region, he understands first-hand the impact that cuts to long-term care have had on the region’s seniors and their families
Curtis also understands that Niagara-West communities need leadership that will bring change for the better
He’s eager to join Ontario New Democrats at Queen’s Park to bring change for the better to Niagara West
- Elle a été élue députée provinciale en 2007. Depuis, France a toujours compté parmi l’une des cinq premières député(e)s de Queens Park, en termes de projets de loi déposés et adoptés et de participation aux débats à l’Assemblée législative.
- À titre de directrice générale du Centre de santé communautaire de Sudbury, France a supervisé l’expansion des services de soins de santé dans de nombreuses petites collectivités rurales.
- Elle défend avec efficacité les résident(e)s de Nickel Belt autour d’enjeux locaux importants, tels que les soins de santé et de longue durée, les écoles rurales et de petite envergure, la protection de l’eau et l’aide aux petites entreprises.
- Comme le démontrent plusieurs décennies de lutte, Henri est un militant syndical passionné par les droits des travailleurs.
- Il a représenté et défendu pendant 35 ans les travailleurs oeuvrant dans les soins de longue durée à Casselholme Home for the Aged à North Bay.
- Il a également été président du Conseil du travail de North Bay, vice–président régional du SCFP pour le nord de l’Ontario et membre du Conseil exécutif national du SCFP.
- Henri comprend que les services publics sont essentiels pour le développement des communautés, tout particulièrement dans le nord de l’Ontario, et il est prêt à se battre pour les gens de Nipissing à Queen’s Park.
- Inspired by vulnerable workers falling through the Liberal government’s gaps, Jana has been a longtime workers’ rights activist who lobbied fiercely during the recent labour review process.
- Jana has been a proud union member and activist, having served on USW 5296’s local executive, as well as Women’s Committee treasurer for Ontario New Democrats.
- She’s tired of the Wynne government’s 15 years of broken promises and is eager to represent and fight for the Peterborough–Northumberland community at Queen’s Park.
- When Jana isn’t advocating for workers and serving her community, she can be found spending time with her family.
- Lesley is a personal support worker and family caregiver loves her community and is proud to call it home
- She is committed to social justice and bringing meaningful change to healthcare including the Halton Healthcare, Mental Health and Community Advisory Committee
- Lesley understands that Oakville communities need meaningful change that will put people at the centre of government
- She is eager to bring change for the better with Andrea Horwath’s plan to lower hydro rates, fix healthcare and put a stop to hallway medicine and make sure everyone – regardless of age or income – has access to the dental care and prescription drugs they need
- Oakville North-Burlington has been Saima and her family's home for almost a decade,with strong ties to the community.
- Saima is a hardworking ,licensed Real Estate Professional with a Masters degree in English Literature.
- Saima is a women's rights advocate, and a passionate volunteer in a long-term facility. She has participated in a variety of charity and fund raising events across the community.
- A proud mother of two girls, Saima is looking forward to bring a Change for the Better, alongside Andrea Horwath, in her home constituency of Oakville North-Burlington.
- Conseillère financière ayant pris sa retraite il y a 15 ans, Barbara a travaillé pour des banques ainsi que pour des caisses populaires.
- Active dans sa communauté, Barbara a fait partie de l’exécutif du 19e Groupe Scout de Gloucester, ainsi que du conseil consultatif des parents de l’École élémentaire Henry-Larsen.
- Une défenseure acharnée des droits des enfants ayant elle-même travaillé jadis comme fournisseur de services de garde d’enfants, Barbara collaborera avec les commissions scolaires, avec les centres communautaires et avec les bâtiments publics pour créer de nouveaux centres et espaces consacrés à la garde d’enfants.
- Mère de fils adultes, Barbara est fière d’être Orléanaise et, en tant que députée provinciale, elle travaillera pour améliorer la vie des familles ontariennes.
- As a dedicated educator, Jennifer has over ten years’ experience teaching in Ontario and abroad. She actively gives back to her community as an advocate for equity and social justice, and is invested in community theatre and the arts in Oshawa
- Jennifer also has a committed record fighting for workers’ rights. She has been a member of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) in Durham, and has been actively involved with the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Durham Region Labour Council. In her role with her ETFO local team, Jennifer organized the far–reaching campaign against Bill 115 and coordinated with groups across the province to have the legislation repealed
- Jennifer works hard to ensure that people have access to good jobs, a strong publicly–funded education system, and a voice in their community. She is a strong advocate for the people of Oshawa and is committed to bringing meaningful change to her community
- Joel est un fier père de deux jeunes enfants et résident d’Ottawa Centre. Organisateur communautaire avéré, il a consacré sa vie à défendre la justice sociale et environnementale.
- Il est à l’origine de la campagne qui a permis l’expansion du Régime de pension du Canada en 2016. Il a participé à l’opération ponctuée de succès contre l’Oléoduc Énergie Est.
- Joel a été président du Colonel By Child Care Centre. Il est recherchiste national chez la Fédération canadienne des étudiantes et étudiants. Il est titulaire d’un doctorat en sciences politiques de l’Université York.
- Joel tient à renforcer la protection des locataires, à élargir le transport en commun et à créer des places plus abordables en garderie.
- Eleanor est une dirigeante du secteur à but non lucratif. Elle est directrice générale de l’Académie canadienne des sciences de la santé. Elle a été directrice générale de Nature Canada, un organisme national de bienfaisance environnemental.
- Bénévole passionnée et bâtisseuse communautaire, elle a été membre du Conseil des parents de l’école secondaire Ridgemont, présidente de la garderie à l’école Vista, membre du Comité exécutif de l’Association communautaire d’Alta Vista, membre fondatrice de PACIFI et membre du Comité canadien de l’UICN.
- Eleanor vit à Ottawa–Sud depuis 15 ans avec son mari Stewart et leurs deux fils adolescents. Elle aime la merveilleuse communauté d’Ottawa–Sud et elle est impatiente de la servir en tant que députée provinciale.
- Au sein d’un gouvernement néo-démocrate, Eleanor collaborera avec Andrea Horwath pour assurer un avenir plus abordable, équitable et durable pour toutes et tous.
- Chandra travaille comme chercheuse auprès du Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique, où elle défend les intérêts des travailleurs et travailleuses ainsi que la cause des services publics.
- En tant qu’ancienne conseillère politique du chef du NPD fédéral, Chandra a collaboré avec les parlementaires pour mettre en œuvre des changements concrets, tant dans le domaine des logements abordables que dans celui de la garde d’enfants.
- Chandra est une militante anti-pauvreté de longue date, et elle travaillera avec passion et dévouement pour s’assurer que nous prenons bien soin des plus vulnérables d’entre nous.
- Actuellement en train d’élever sa famille dans le quartier Qualicum, Chandra et son mari sont fiers d’être les parents de trois enfants.
- Lyra Evans est une organisatrice communautaire et militante LGBTQ+.
- Sans-abri, elle a, à l’adolescence, acquis une expérience de première main de ce à quoi ressemble le système de refuge et de logement de transition. Lyra a des années d’expérience en tant que facilitatrice jeunesse et gestionnaire bénévole à KIND* Space et au Bureau des services à la jeunesse d’Ottawa.
- Étudiante à l’Université d’Ottawa, elle est la première candidate transgenre d’un grand parti politique en Ontario.
- Lyra souhaite mettre son expertise en matière d’organisation communautaire au service de la province, défendre les collectivités d’Ottawa Vanier et aider les néo–démocrates à concrétiser une vision pour un Ontario plus égalitaire.
- As a lifelong student and educator, she’s passionate about restoring and improving our public education system across the province
- Tara is an active OSSTF member dedicated to all worker’s rights and will make sure Oxford residents have a strong voice at Queen's Park.
- She is driven by a desire to help those in need and when not advocating for the working families and important issues, she can be found spending time with her family
- Bhutila has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Tibetan Association of Ontario.
Bhutila is a respected advocate for public health, affordable housing, and fair wages and benefits.
Bhutila has worked alongside MPP Cheri DiNovo to advance our community and province's interests at Queens Park.
Bhutila holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Toronto and lives in High Park with her husband and daughter.
- Erin has been an entrepreneur and community development leader for more than 20 years within rural and First Nations communities.
- She has worked with entrepreneurs in Huntsville for five years and understands how many small businesses are feeling the squeeze.
- Erin is eager to bring change for the better to Parry Sound—Muskoka and will go to bat to make life more affordable in the north, including lowering hydro rates by 30 per cent and investing in local hospitals and health care, including dental care and pharmacare – a prescription drug plan for everyone.
- She will fight for northern families, good jobs for the north, and public services that improve quality of life for everyone
- Born in Belgium, raised in Wales and emigrated to Canada in 1971. Michael recently retired from a career as a metallurgist in the aerospace industry.
- Michael and his wife June raised 2 daughters and are the proud grandparents of 3.
- 40 years of volunteering with youth with developmental challenges, the “Out of the Cold” program, the March of Dimes, and coaching youth soccer. More recently an active participant at The LOCAL Community Food Centre.
- With a background in engineering and a lifelong commitment to social justice, Michael offers unique skills and experience to bring meaningful change for the better
- Sean is a community advocate, originally from Curve Lake First Nation, who has lived in the Peterborough–Kawartha riding for over a decade.
- An artist and musician who manages The Garnet’s programming, he’s travelled the country performing, organizing hundreds of music events yearly, while also promoting the Peterborough–Kawartha’s cultural talent and rich heritage.
- Sean is eager to join Andrea Horwath’s New Democrats at Queen’s Park to represent the Peterborough–Kawartha communities.
- He is committed to continuing to fight for restoring public services, expanding public healthcare to include universal pharmacare and dental care, investing in public education, defending worker's rights and increasing provincial funding to municipal transit services.
- As an entrepreneur, Nerissa knows first-hand that small businesses are feeling the squeeze since the Wynne Liberals’ decision to privatize Hydro One sending hydro rates skyrocketing
- An instructor at Centennial College, she also understands how harmful decades of Liberal and Conservative cuts to the post-secondary sector have been
- Nerissa understands that Pickering-Uxbridge communities need leadership that puts people at the heart of government
- Nerissa is committed to making life more affordable for her community by lowering hydro bills, and making sure everyone has access to the dental care and pharmacare they need
- Ethel LaValley has spent more than two decades representing eastern Ontarians as a reeve and a mayor and is now ready to bring change for the better with Andrea Horwath
- She’s a tireless champion for hardworking families and serves executive roles with the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress
- Ethel knows the value of strong public health care and is committed to ending hallway medicine, fixing seniors care and providing drug and dental coverage for everyone
- She values her Indigenous roots and the support she gets from people like Elder Jane Ann Chartrand of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan.
- Marco is a lifelong resident of Richmond Hill and is proud to call the community home
- He is committed to social justice and eager to bring meaningful change to his community
- He understands that Richmond Hill communities need leadership that gives families hope for the better
- Marco is eager to join Andrea Horwath’s plans for change for the better to end hallway medicine, fix healthcare and extend universal pharmacare and dental care to everyone – regardless of age or income
- A longtime community advocate, Kathy is passionate about positive social justice and transforming communities for the better
- She brings a wealth of expertise having served as Executive Director of Bluewater Health Foundation, Big Sisters of Sarnia Lambton, Coordinator of the Child Advocacy Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children, and managed the Crisis Support Program at Toronto Child Abuse Centre
- Kathy understands that Sarnia–Lambton needs leadership that will help communities access better mental supports, better health care, seniors care and education
- When she isn’t fighting for local issues, Kathy can be found spending time with her husband Tony, their two daughters and their two husky pups
- A strong workers’ rights and labour activist, Michele is eager to bring change for the better to Sault Ste. Marie
- Having represented workers for over a decade and served as Vice-President of the Ontario Federation of Labour, Michele knows that good, stable jobs are hard to come by and that workers need strong protections now more than ever
- Michele will fight to lower hospital wait times, lower hydro rates and make sure communities have access to the healthcare they need
- She is eager to join Ontario New Democrats at Queen’s Park, make life more affordable and bring long-needed change for the better to the Soo
- Zeyd was born and raised in Scarborough Centre and is proud of the diversity of the community
- As a college professor, he understands firsthand how chronic underfunding to the post-secondary sector has hurt students, educators and their families
- Zeyd is a committed social justice advocate and is dedicated to bringing change for the better to Scarborough Centre
- He is proud to be a part of Andrea Horwath’s team, fighting to make sure communities have access to better education, better seniors care, and better healthcare, including universal pharmacare and prescription drugs
- Dwayne is an entrepreneur, social justice advocate, author, educator, and community trailblazer
- For years he’s used his artistic leadership to help transform Scarborough communities, and help youth find their voice, while bringing awareness to discriminatory barriers to greater social and economic success
- Dwayne has been inducted in to the Scarborough Walk of Fame for his commitment to the culture and people of Scarborough
- Dwayne loves the Scarborough North community and understands that people deserve leadership that listens, fights alongside them, and restores their hope in change for the better
- Doly came to Canada as a child with her hard-working parents and younger brother. She has lived in Scarborough most of her life.
- She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and has a Masters in Development, Administration & Planning from University College London.
- As Co-Chair of the Scarborough Health Coalition and Vice-Chair of Warden Woods Community Centre, she has worked hard to make lives better for the people of Scarborough.
- Doly was the chief coordinator of the province-wide Keep Hydro Public campaign that successfully stopped the privatization of Toronto Hydro and Wasaga Distribution.
Doly Begum won’t let you down.
- Tasleem has lived in the GTA since 2005 and has been a strong voice for her community dedicated to meaningful change for the better
- She has worked with immigrant communities, supported marginalized women and has helped found many impactful organizations including the Sisters to Sisters movement
- Currently a social-work student, Tasleem understands that families in Scarborough-Agincourt are feeling the squeeze and having a hard time making ends meet
- She is committed to advocate for the community by lowering hydro rates, bringing Hydro One back into public hands and making sure everyone – regardless of age or income – has access to the dental care and pharmacare they need
- Tom has lived in Toronto for over two decades and is proud to call it home
- He has spent almost 30 years working in the banking sector and understands first hand how families and small businesses are feeling the squeeze
- Tom is a part-time instructor at Centennial College and has witnessed how underfunding of the post-secondary sector has impacted students, educators and families
- He is determined to bring change for the better to Scarborough-Guildwood with Andrea Horwath’s plan to turn student loans into grants, fix health care and make sure everyone has access to dental care and prescription drugs
- Felicia is a teacher, Elementary Teachers of Toronto Executive Officer and Trustee for the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
- She’s a lifelong Scarborough resident and volunteers with Respect Scarborough, One Love Malvern and the Toronto & York Region Labour Council
- Felicia has received the June Veecock Leadership Award and Elementary Teachers of Toronto Steward Award for her advocacy work
- She has a passion for languages and has studied Italian, French and Spanish abroad
- Elizabeth is a longtime Simcoe region resident, social work consultant and sessional lecturer at Laurentian University.
- She holds a Ph.D in social work, and has managed and advocated for mental health and other services to ensure families have resources they can count on.
- She is a dedicated member of the community and actively volunteers with the Ontario Association of Social Workers and the Mariposa Folk Festival.
- Elizabeth lives in Orillia with her husband and twin daughters.
- David Matthews and his wife Ilona have been residents of Simcoe-Grey since 1996.
- As the former president of William Punnett Housing Co-op, a founding member of the Organization for Quality Education, and member of Board of Directors of the Hockey Association, David is committed to making life better in the community.
- A strong local advocate, David has also fundraised for the Special Olympics and the Wasaga Beach Centre.
- David will work with Andrea Horwath to bring Hydro One back into public hands and cut hydro bills by 30% to make life more affordable for the people of Simcoe-Grey.
Join Chris' Team!
I am your NDP candidate for Spadina-Fort York.
I am proud of the NDP platform and four particular commitments that will make people's lives better in Spadina-Fort York:
- Expand healthcare to include prescriptions and dental care for everyone
- Convert student loans to grants and eliminate interest on current loans
- Fund reliable TTC bus, train and streetcar service and make fares affordable
- Invest in $12-per day childcare services
People ask me how we will afford pharmacare for everyone. I tell them that these changes make economic sense and will actually save money. The Federal Parliamentary Budget Officer calculates that Canadians would save $4.2 billion per year on prescriptions alone with just pharmacare, by buying medicines in bulk.
I have served this community as a kid's soccer coach at Christie Pits and hockey coach at Bill Bolton arena, as a member of the Dufferin Grove Residents Association and the parent council at Dewson St Public School. A teacher by training, I've taught at Ryerson Public School and Central Tech. I now teach a course on the history and economics of Ontario at York University.
I am already working for you: As a TDSB Trustee and a member of the Toronto Board of Health, I have mobilized communities to: improve bicycle safety by reducing the number of doorings, improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities, and take a public health approach to gun violence.
I am working to get more schools in our community: As a TDSB Trustee, I've advocated for fairness with Education Developement Charges. Under Liberal regulations, Catholic schools get $1500 for each condo built in the city and Toronto's public schools get $0. We need more public schools along the waterfront, but because of the Liberal regulation, we don't have adequate land or money to build the schools.
I want to protect condo owners: We need better protections for condo owners so we don't end up getting stuck with tens of thousands of dollars in special assessments, because the best materials were not used in the original construction.
I will advocate for affordable housing options: At $1000 sq/ft many people have been priced out of home ownership, but co-ops and not-for-profit condos can provide affordable alternatives
It's possible to create better neighourhoods when we work together. I would like to work with you to be your advocate at Queens Park.
- Jennie is a long time Merritton-St. Catharines City Councillor, a board member of the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre and a life-long St. Catharines resident.
- As City Councillor she spent over a decade working with staff, residents, community reps and Councillors across all political stripes to get things done
- Jennie served on the front line staff at the Hotel Dieu Shaver and understands first-hand the impact that fifteen years of cuts to healthcare have had on communities
- She is determined to bring change for the better to St. Catharines and will fight to lower hydro rates, make sure everyone, regardless of age or income, has access to the dental care and pharma care they need, and to make life more affordable for the residents of St. Catharines
Marc is a passionate community organizer, a local media personality, and a strong advocate for change for the better in his community
He collaborated with Cornwall Transit to reduce annual fees for local College students, and understands how crushing student debt can set students behind
Through years of work in international education, Marc has seen first-hand the devastation caused by decades of Liberal and Conservative cuts and neglect to housing and education
Marc will continue to fight for students, promote local agriculture, protect rural schools, tackle affordable housing issues and ensure local governments have the supports they need
Jamie est né et a grandi à Sudbury où il défend des enjeux qui touchent les familles de la communauté comme les soins de santé et l’opposition à la privatisation d’Hydro One.
Jamie se concentre sur les droits des travailleurs. Il est un représentant accrédité en santé et sécurité au travail à Vale et il est président du Conseil du travail de Sudbury et du district.
Il enseigne à l’Université Laurentienne. Il est diplômé de Laurentienne et du Collège Cambrian.
Jamie estime qu’il est important de redonner à la collectivité par le bénévolat et il siège au Conseil d’administration de Centraide.
- Ezra has spent four years studying Ontario's health care system as a Health Studies major at York University
- As a health policy intern at the White House, Ezra has advocated for individuals with pressing health care needs.
- A passionate student activist, Ezra has organized political campaigns focusing on student mental health care and access to affordable education.
- Ezra has lived in Thornhill his whole life and will fight to ensure Ontario families have access to the healthcare, seniors care, and the public services that they need
- Judith has dedicated her working life advocating for working people with proven results.
- She is committed to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples of Canada and enforcing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
- Judith has dedicated much of her time volunteering for the United Way Board, Friends of Quetico Park and the Heart and Stroke Society.
- As MPP she will be a strong voice for fixing healthcare in the northwest and will work to ensure access to affordable child care, dental care and universal pharmacare for everyone – regardless of age or income.
- Lise est une musicienne accomplie et conférencière pour l’Association des professeurs de l’Université Lakehead.
- Elle est impliquée au sein de l’association de musicien(ne)s locaux. Elle dirige une chorale d’hommes. Elle est artiste pédagogue et elle a joué avec l’Orchestre symphonique de Thunder Bay.
- Lise est propriétaire d’une petite entreprise et elle a constaté les effets néfastes de la vente d’Hydro One. Elle préconise investir dans nos services publics pour maintenir des communautés fortes et viables.
- Lise réside à Thunder Bay depuis longtemps. Elle a siégé au conseil d’administration du Centre pour femmes. Elle défend les droits des Autochtones et des femmes, la justice sociale et économique et l’environnement.
- Dirigeant communautaire et fonctionnaire de longue date, il est député provincial depuis 2011.
- Il a représenté la communauté agricole à titre de président de la Fédération de l’agriculture du Temiskaming pendant dix ans.
- Il a siégé au Conseil d’administration des producteurs laitiers de l’Ontario à l’époque où l’usine de fabrication de fromage Thornloe était menacée de fermeture. Il a joué un rôle essentiel dans sa relance.
- Investi dans le service public, il a été élu six fois pour représenter Timmins-Baie James.
- Champion et défenseur du Nord, il a œuvré pour protéger les emplois dans les secteurs minier et de la foresterie.
- Il a contribué à exposer la crise de l’eau dans les communautés des Premières nations comme Kashechewan.
- Suze is an experienced communications professional and advocate
- She is recognized across Ontario for her work on healthcare, community safety, diversity and inclusion, and Indigenous issues
- Her passion for change is rooted in her personal experience of overcoming poverty, precarious housing, and gender–based violence
- Suze was raised in downtown Toronto and lives in Regent Park with her husband Trevor and their husky–mix Nova
- Voted Best MPP by readers of NOW Magazine twice
For the 2018 election, Peter is one of only seven Ontario candidates endorsed by the non-partisan environmental group GreenPAC. Peter is also endorsed by two teacher’s unions: Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (Toronto) and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (Toronto Secondary).
Peter is the NDP critic for energy and for environment and climate change issues. He’s a leader in the fight to end the privatization of Hydro, keep communities safe from toxins and protect our future from the effects of climate change.
Peter has also served as adviser to Jack Layton on climate change, a Toronto councillor and the executive director of Greenpeace Canada. He’s done government relations for the Ontario Nurses Association and chaired Toronto’s Board of Health.
Peter has an adult son, Anton, and lives with his partner, Shawn Kerwin. She’s a professor and theatre designer.
Some of Peter’s accomplishments, so far, for Toronto-Danforth, include:
- stopping a high voltage transmission line from being built down Donlands Avenue
helping local community groups restore needed funding
setting up mobile clinics to serve constituents
leading the fight to stop door-to-door energy marketers
Because of Peter’s work in the legislature:
renters in buildings put up after 1991 are now under rent control
students have legal protection to use the title Gay-Straight Alliance in their schools
parents who lose a child can get a leave of absence without losing their jobs
June 22 is Chinese-Canadian Head Tax Redress Day
Peter continues his fight to:
protect us from climate change
make sure Ontario restores operating funding for our overcrowded public transit
set up real rent control and build affordable housing
make the fossil fuel companies liable for the harm they cause
restore a publicly-owned hydro system
create universal dental care and pharmacare
see that parents can afford good quality child care in their community
- Jill Andrew is an award-winning equity advocate, inclusive fashion educator, writer, speaker and columnist. As the co-founder of Body Confidence Canada, Jill advocates to end size and appearance-based discrimination, harassment and bullying.
- Jill is a community co-owner of Glad Day Bookshop - the world's oldest LGBT bookstore.
- She has been an avid volunteer and donor to organizations across the GTA, supporting racialized communities, youth, women, chronic health and queer advocacy through community engagement, education, employment, healthcare and the arts.
- Jill has a Master’s Degree in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Toronto, and is a PhD candidate at York University.
- Jessica is the founding executive director of TTCriders, fighting to improve Toronto transit.
- She’s been a lecturer at Ryerson University, director of the California Food & Justice Coalition and an advocate for environmental justice.
- She’s received several leadership awards, including Toronto Community Foundation’s Vital People Award.
- Jessica lives in University–Rosedale with her husband and two children.
Sandra is a long-time Woodbridge resident and lawyer who understands what decades of Liberal and Conservative cuts have done to Vaughan-Woodbridge communities\
She is a passionate and dedicated volunteer who has served for Habitat for Humanity and the Hispanic Canadian Heritage Council
Sandra is a passionate advocate for social justice and is eager to work with Andrea Horwath and the NDP to bring change for the better to Ontario.
She will go fight for making life more affordable for Vaughan-Woodbridge families, including lowering hydro bills by bringing Hydro One back into public hands and making sure everyone – regardless of age or income – has access to the dental care and pharmacare they need
- Catherine is seeking her third term as MPP. Elected in 2012, she is an advocate for strategic investments and job creation.
- Catherine is a fierce advocate for All–day, Two–way GO transit to Waterloo Region.
- As WRDSB Chair, Catherine served over 60,000 students and staff, managed a budget of $645 million and created an additional 1,600 childcare spaces at no additional cost.
- Catherine was voted Waterloo Region's Best Politician four years in a row by The Community Edition and was twice named MPP of the Year by the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
- Diane is an award-winning secondary school teacher and a passionate social justice advocate who has championed water, poverty and human rights issues
- She sits on the Ontario College of Teachers Council and is an active leader in the union movement with a strong commitment to workers rights
- Diane is the co-founder of the Centre Wellington Council of Canadians chapter and founder of the Centre Wellington Community Dinner project
- She is committed to fighting for Wellington-Halton Hills communities, lowering hydro rates by bringing Hydro One back into public hands, fixing the crisis in healthcare and making sure everyone – regardless of age or income – has access to the dental care and prescription medication they need
- Niki is a human rights and labour lawyer and a dedicated Whitby advocate
- She is a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers and the Migrant Workers’ Alliance and a supporter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Durham Distress Centre, Perry House and several other community organizations
- Niki volunteers for the local youth shelter and Whitby Challenger Baseball—a youth league for children with special needs
- She lives in Whitby with her husband Casey and two sons Andrew and Cooper
- A longtime resident of Willowdale, Saman is passionate about social justice
- Having represented students in numerous capacities at both McGill and Carleton University, she’s been a strong advocate and organizer for students in the post‐secondary sector.
- Saman has spent years nurturing positive social change within immigrant communities and via Roofs for Refugees. She also dedicates her time supporting the Iranian Canadian Congress and advocating for the Iranian Canadian community.
- She understands that Willowdale communities need a government that will put hydro back in public hands, deliver healthcare they can count on and ensure universal access to pharmacare and dental care.
- Lisa is an entrepreneur and former public school board trustee who has taken pride in representing Windsor West at Queen’s Park since 2014.
- She has been a strong defender of automotive jobs, developmental services and community schools.
- Lisa has also been a fierce advocate for end–of–life care, fighting to remove wait times for OHIP–funded palliative care for Canadian residents who move or return to Ontario.
- At home, Lisa is involved with the Windsor Youth Centre and Windsor Women’s Shelter. She lives in Windsor with her husband Tyler and their two children.
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- A long–time resident and advocate, Percy has represented Windsor–Tecumseh at Queen’s Park for five years.
- He’s brought many local issues to the Ontario Legislature including exposing the ‘girder gate’ scandal on the Herb Gray Parkway, fighting to save the Canadian Club Brand Heritage Centre and passing legislation that proclaims an annual Worker’s Day of Mourning.
- Percy spent seven years as a Windsor city councillor following a 30 year career as a respected local CBC Television reporter.
- He and his wife Gale, the co–founder of local charity Do Good Divas, have been married for 42 years. They both live in Windsor–Tecumseh and have two children and six grandchildren.
- Andrea is a community organizer, activist, and educator who’s dedicated years of volunteer, academic and work experience to support the removal of systemic inequities and barriers, such as the police (School Resource Officer/SRO) presence in public schools that negatively impact multiple communities
- She is the Community Co-Chair of the Equity Policy Advisory Committee at the Toronto District School Board and is a Co–Founder and the Co-Director of the Latinx, Afro-Latin-America, Abya Yala Education Network (LAEN)
- Andrea is passionate about transformative changes within our communities to further empower marginalized and disenfranchised peoples and knows what it takes to achieve necessary change
- She is eager to join Ontario’s New Democrats and continue fighting to bring change for the better to York Centre communities
- Faisal is a proud York South–Weston resident and an engaged community advocate
- He has volunteered on the boards of the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation, Habitat for Humanity and currently serves on the board of directors at the Weston King Neighbourhood Centre
- Faisal has worked alongside YSW members of provincial and federal Parliament, so he has the experience we need to have our voices heard in the legislature
- He is a former broadcaster and a published author, with deep ties to the community
Dave has served as ward 3 Councillor in Georgina for 3 terms, during which time he served as a strong community advocate on many committees.
He began his career as an analytical chemist with Environment Canada before earning a degree in education and becoming a high school teacher.
For the past 6 years, Dave has served on the Toronto Secondary Teacher’s Union executive – including a term as President.
He hopes to bring his passion for social justice, education and community-based advocacy to Queens Park and create change for the better alongside Andrea Horwath.