In February 2022, the Ontario NDP will hold its biennial convention. After much deliberation, the decision was made to hold the convention virtually, for the first time ever, in light of the ongoing risks that large public gatherings pose due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In advance of this exciting convention, the Toronto Centre NDP will be electing our 17 convention delegates to represent our riding association & debate policy resolutions to send to the convention for debate at a virtual general meeting on Saturday, December 18th. All members of the Ontario NDP in Toronto Centre are encouraged to attend. We will email RSVPs the login information for the Zoom meeting closer to the meeting date.
Please send policy resolutions to [email protected] by 11:59pm on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 for consideration at this general meeting. We'll send out the submitted resolutions to attendees the following day in advance of the meeting on Saturday. Note that only Toronto Centre NDP members in good standing may submit policy resolutions.
Resolutions must include:
- Resolution’s title
- Word count should not be greater than 200
- Policy grouping of resolution (one of Agriculture and Rural Affairs; Arts, Culture and Communications; Education; Economics; Electoral Reform; Environment, Energy and Natural Resources; Health; Housing; Justice, Human Rights, Law Enforcement and Equality; Labour; Aboriginal Rights, Bilingualism and Multiculturalism; Social Policy; Transportation; Urban Affairs; Internal Affairs and Party Constitution)
- List of which existing resolutions it replaces or changes, if any.
- You can find the policy book, as amended at the 2019 convention, here.
To be elected as a convention delegate, you must be a member in good standing of the Ontario NDP. If you're unsure of your membership status, please contact us and we can check for you. Renewing today will extend your membership through the end of 2022 as well.
- Dates: February 4-6, 2022
- Regular delegate: $225.00
- Early bird delegate (until January 10): $175.00
- Non-gainfully employed/unwaged or youth (age 26 and under): $50.00
- More information can be found here
Note that per Ontario's election finance laws, convention fees are considered political contributions and therefore are eligible for a tax receipt and count towards your individual contribution limit.