- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
I consider it an honour to be serving the Spadina-Fort York community as your Member of Provincial Parliament.
In this role, I am organizing community members to advocate for building more daycares and schools in our area, to protect condo owners, and to advocate for affordable housing options.
While I consider it a great honour to walk into Queen's Park as your representative, I must admit I am shocked with the direction that our Premier Doug Ford is taking this province. He has:
- Cut $100 million in funding for TDSB school repairs
- Replaced the 2015 sex ed curriculum with the version developed in 1998, so that students will not be learning about crucial issues such as consent
- Cancelled green energy contracts and programs and left green energy businesses and consumers facing the loss of tens of thousands of dollars
- Fired Ontario’s Chief Scientist and Chief Investment Officer, and
- Most recently he has cut the number of council seats in the City of Toronto in half in the middle of an election.
When I was elected, I thought our role as a member of the NDP would be to hold Ford’s Conservatives to account. Now I realize that our role is to mitigate the damage he is causing to our schools, our economy, our environment, and our democracy.
I am creating workgroups to advocate for the environment, for affordable housing, for daycares and schools, for protections for condo owners, and for our democracy. If you are interested in working on any of these issues, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In spite of the challenges, I believe that it is still possible to create better neighourhoods when we work together. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you to be your advocate at Queen's Park.
Please reach out if you have concerns, questions, or would like to get involved.
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- 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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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