During my upbringing in a small, rural village, I longed for something more: a community that accepted my bisexuality, the pulse and diversity of the big city, and the opportunity to work for those in most need.
I am a Registered Nurse at a safe injection site in Toronto’s Moss Park neighbourhood. I see, first-hand, the worst impacts of poor policies on marginalized people. Working on the frontlines can be distressing, particularly when governments do not act to address crises from an upstream level by using the input and expertise of those with lived experience.
I am seeking the NDP nomination in Toronto-Centre because I believe that our systems are overdue for radical change. I would act with urgency to make Toronto, and Canada overall, greener, healthier, and more equitable so that everyone can thrive.
With your help, I believe there are bigger things to come.
My name is Brian Chang, and I’m running to be your NDP candidate in Toronto Centre. I will be a new voice who will advance structural policies that will build and sustain our communities for years to come.
As a labour activist, I’ve worked at PSAC and OPSEU supporting solidarity and workers’ rights. I’m proud of the work I’ve done in successful organizing drives, and on campaigns such as We Own It.
As a musician, I sing with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, frequent guests of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. As a journalist, I have written hundreds of published articles and columns promoting Toronto music and culture.
As a New Democrat, I’ve worked on campaigns including those of Jagmeet Singh, Olivia Chow, Andrea Horwath, Felicia Samuel, and Suze Morrison.
I am committed to bringing progressive change to Ottawa as your NDP MP for Toronto Centre.