- 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
- MPP since 2011 who has championed the cause of displaced workers
- As an Assistant to the local MP, built a reputation for solid service and helped hundreds of constituents with their issues and concerns
- Former President of Algoma Manitoulin and District Labour Council
- Former Coordinator at Dubreuilville Action Centre (MTCU) assisting displaced workers in the North
Rima Berns McGown
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Born and raised in Brampton, Sara is a Ph.D. Candidate at Ryerson University and has a Master of Arts in International Development Studies.
- She is the founding director of Broadening Horizons, Board Director at Community Living of Ontario, and former Vice President at Brampton Caledon Community Living.
- Sara is a multilingual, long–time Brampton advocate. She fights for workers’ rights, small businesses and good jobs for all.
- As a community developer with five siblings, Sara also loves helping her parents at their family business Jas Supermarket.
- Jordan is a champion of public services, a mentor for women in technology, and a lifelong Chatham‐Kent‐Leamington resident
- She works as a robotics technologist at St. Clair College, where she supports students in their hands–on training in skilled trades and helps them to prepare for the work force
- Jordan is a passionate community advocate working to foster positive change in her community with grassroots organizing and leading mobilization campaigns to protect public services
- She has a passion for agriculture, horse racing and hockey, and lives in Chatham with her partner Chris and their son 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
Don Valley East
- Khalid is a young community leader who believes in giving back to his community, and helping Ontarians of all ages live better lives
- Working with local senior’s associations, Khalid is focused on improving 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
- In addition to his work with senior’s groups, Khalid has volunteered with the John Howard Society and Seneca College's Continuing Education Student Advisory
- Khalid continues to help organize not–for–profit events that bridge the cultural and social differences between the eastern and western world
- Elected MPP in 2011
- Former Director of Training for Labourers’ International Union of North America, with a track record of fighting for workplace safety and fair wages
- Strong voice for rural Ontarians who has fought for occupational health and safety reform and advocated for a national agricultural policy designed to protect family farms from the pressures of globalization
- Fluent in both English and French
- 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
- 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 graduate 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.
- MPP since 2011, known particularly for her work on children’s and youth issues
- Served the community as Assistant to Councillor Scott Duvall, working to address the concerns and issues faced by Mountain residents
- Worked to promote local businesses and the local BIA, committed to supporting job growth on Hamilton Mountain
- Key player in the campaign to save the McMaster Emergency Room
Hamilton East–Stoney Creek
- 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
Humber River–Black Creek
- 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
Laura Mae Lindo
- Laura Mae Lindo is Director of Diversity and Equity at Wilfred Laurier University and a board member for Focus on Ethnic Women
- She is a respected activist and educator in the Kitchener–Waterloo community with a PhD and M.Ed in Education
- Laura Mae is also a singer and recording artist with a passion for music and performance
- 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 with Big Brothers Big Sisters, 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
- 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.
London North Centre
- 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 served on the political action and human rights/social justice committees for ETFO
- MPP since 2011, fighting to create jobs and opportunities in London–Fanshawe
- As critic for seniors’ issues, introduced a motion for a five–day home–care guarantee
- Longtime community advocate who helped establish the Argyle Community Resource Centre and served as one of its first chairs, helping foster community partnerships and inclusiveness across London
- Lives in London with her husband, Bill Armstrong, City Councillor for Ward 2, and their two children
- 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
- 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
- Since elected as your MPP in 2007, France has consistently been one of the top five MPPs at Queens Park, in terms of bills introduced, bills passed, times addressing the legislature and words spoken
- As Executive Director of the Community Health Centre in Sudbury, France oversaw the expansion of Health Care services to many small and rural communities
- Effective advocate for Nickel Belt residents on important local issues, such as horse racing, water protection, and helping small businesses
- Jobs champion who promotes smart investments in job creation with targeted tax credits
- Delivered results as a Niagara Falls City Councillor, promoting fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability
- Took a lead role in a United Way campaign that raised millions for local programs
- Will continue to fight for the Fort Erie Race Track and the horse racing industry
- Worked with business leaders as Unifor Local president to protect and create local jobs
- Will support farmers and wineries by continuing to promote a Buy Ontario policy
- MPP for Oshawa, elected in 2014. NDP Caucus critic on Pensions and Community Safety and Correctional Services.
- Dedicated educator with over ten years’ experience in Canada and Japan
- Advocate for labour rights in Ontario as an active member of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation in Durham and the Durham Region Labour Council
- Actively invested in the community as a member of the ‘We Are Oshawa’ community group, Habitat for Humanity, and local theatre
- Currently pursuing a Master’s in Education Administration in Leadership from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
- Joel is a proud father of two young children and Ottawa Centre resident. He’s a proven community organizer and has spent a lifetime advocating for social and environmental justice.
- He designed the campaign that won the expansion of the Canada Pension Plan in 2016 and was part of the successful campaign against the Energy East Pipeline.
- Joel served as President of the Colonel By Child Care Centre. He is the National Researcher for the Canadian Federation of Students and holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from York University.
- Joel will work to strengthen tenant protections, expand public transit and create more affordable childcare spaces.
- Bhutila Karpoche is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Tibetan Association of Ontario and has a background in public health policy.
- Bhutila has delivered results for Parkdale‐High Park in her role as Executive Assistant to outgoing MPP Cheri DiNovo, and is a fighter for stronger schools, more affordable housing and health care you can count on.
Elizabeth Van Houtte
- 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.
- 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
- Doly Begum is the Co–Chair of Scarborough Health Coalition where she advocates on behalf of Scarborough families for better access to quality healthcare
- She is the Vice–Chair of the Board of Directors at Warden Woods Community Centre – a local organization that provides over 50 programs and services to over 6,000 clients annually
- She received her Master’s Degree from University College London and her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Toronto
- Doly lives in Scarborough Southwest where she’s been active on many community issues including the fight to bring hydro bills down and Hydro One back into public hands
- Born and raised in Sudbury, Jamie has devoted himself to working on issues that affect families in the community, like health care, and opposing the privatization of Hydro One.
- Jamie is focused on workers’ rights. He’s a certified Worker Safety Representative at Vale and president of the Sudbury & District Labour Council.
- He teaches at Laurentian University, and graduated from both Laurentian and Cambrian College.
- Jamie believes in giving back through volunteerism, and serves as a United Way Board Member.
Thunder Bay–Superior North
- Lise is an accomplished musician and lecturer active in Lakehead University’s Faculty Association.
- She’s involved with our local musicians’ association, directs a men’s chorus, works as an artist–educator and played with the Thunder Bay Symphony.
- Lise is a small business owner who sees firsthand the ill–effects of selling off Hydro One. She’s advocating for investments in our public services to ensure strong and viable communities.
- Lise is a long–time Thunder Bay resident, former Women’s Centre board member and advocate for Indigenous rights, women’s rights, social and economic justice, and the environment.
- Longtime community leader and public servant, MPP since 2011
- Represented the agricultural community as President of the Temiskaming Federation of Agriculture for ten years
- Served on the Board of Dairy Farmers of Ontario when Thornloe Cheese was threatened with closure, played a key role in its rebirth
- Longtime public servant, elected six times to represent Timmins–James Bay
- Champion and fighter for the North who has worked to protect jobs in mining and forestry
- Helped expose the water crisis in First Nations communities like Kashechewan
- Voted Best MPP by readers of NOW Magazine
- Former Toronto City Councillor and Executive Director of Greenpeace Canada with a long track record on environmental issues
- Fighter for affordable and quality public services in our community: public education, healthcare, and clean and sustainable energy
- Jessica is the 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
- Elected MPP in 2012, advocate for strategic investments and job creation
- Served over 60,000 students and staff as Chair of the Waterloo Region District School Board and balanced a budget of $645 million
- Created 1,600 childcare spaces at no cost to taxpayers
- Over a decade of experience serving Kitchener–Waterloo
- 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
- Elected MPP in 2013
- Delivered results as a two–term Windsor City Councillor
- Respected former CBC Windsor radio and television reporter and local news personality
- Served on the Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee, Windsor’s Business Improvement Association Advisory Committee, and the Essex Region Conservation Authority
- Has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars with local fundraising drives, including Easter Seals, United Way, the Hospice, and the Do Good Divas
- MPP for Windsor West, elected in 2014. NDP Caucus critic on Community Safety and Social Services and for Homelessness
- Former vice–chair of the Greater Essex Country District School Board
- As a trustee, Lisa served over 36,000 students and helped to manage a $290 million dollar budget
- Entrepreneur who ran her own event planning business
- Committed community leader who champions many causes and charity organizations throughout Windsor
- 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 as a staff person alongside members of provincial and federal parliament and has experience delivering results for his community
- He is a former broadcaster and a published author