The riding association is the most local organization within the party. Together as members, we have the task of selecting our local NDP candidates, engaging with community members about NDP policies and initiatives, and building our skills and resources to successfully support our candidates in election campaigns. We also have a key role in internal NDP processes, sending delegates to party conventions and advancing policy positions within the NDP.

The executive of the riding association engages in a wide range of activities including fundraising, voter contact and outreach, candidate search, and election preparation.  The executive generally meets monthly, and although non-members of the executive are unable to vote at meetings, any member of the NDP in Toronto Centre in good standing is welcome to attend and contribute to our discussions.

The executive is elected yearly at the Annual General Meeting and serves until the following Annual General Meeting.  Our current executive for the 2020-2021 term was elected at the January 25, 2020 Annual General Meeting.

Member of Provincial Parliament

The representative for Toronto Centre in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, who is an ex officio member of the riding association executive.

Current: Suze Morrison

President (Federal)

Chairs riding association meetings and oversees the business of the federal riding association.

Current: Monique Chin

President (Provincial)

Chairs riding association meetings and oversees the business of the provincial riding association.

Current: Jeff Slater

Vice President (Federal)

Supports the Federal President in their duties.  In the event that the Federal President role is vacated, the Vice President serves as Interim President until a replacement is appointed.

Current: Tyler Johnson

Vice President (Provincial)

Supports the Provincial President in their duties.  In the event that the Provincial President role is vacated, the Vice President serves as Interim President until a replacement is appointed.

Current: Jason Cole

Chief Financial Officer (Federal)

Manages the federal riding association's finances.

Current: Emma Beattie

Chief Financial Officer (Provincial)

Manages the federal riding association's finances.

Current: Ben Donato-Woodger

Recording Secretary

Takes minutes at executive meetings, as well as AGMs and other general members meetings.

Current: Angela Zhu

Membership Secretary

Maintains the riding association's membership list, and organizes communication with the membership.

Current: Paula Willis

Fundraising Director

Oversees and facilitates the riding association's fundraising activities.

Current: Jasmine Attfield

Social Convenor

Plans social events organized by the riding association.

Current: Madeline Lemire

Communications Director

Manages the riding association's social media presence and other communication channels.

Current: Allison Sparling

Voter Contact Organizer

Organizes canvasses, phone banks and days of action for the riding association.

Current: Lina Cino

Youth Rep

Serves as point of contact and representative for the riding association with the ONDY (Ontario New Democratic Youth) as well as the New Democratic Youth of Canada.

Current: Aneesah Choudhury

Women's Rep

Serves as point of contact and representative for the riding association with the Ontario NDP Women’s Committee as well as the federal Participation of Women Committee.

Current: Tali Chermin

Disability Rights Rep

Serves as point of contact and representative for the riding association with the Ontario NDP Persons Living with Disabilities Committee as well as the federal Persons Living with DisAbility Committee.

Current: Rita Brooks

Indigenous Rep

Serves as point of contact and representative for the riding association with the Ontario NDP Indigenous Peoples Committee as well as the federal Aboriginal Commission.

Current: Katias Yee

LGBTQ Rep

Serves as point of contact and representative for the riding association with the Ontario NDP LGBTQ Committee as well as the federal LGBT Committee.

Current: Kevin Beaulieu

Ethnocultural Rep

Serves as point of contact and representative for the riding association with the Ontario NDP Ethno-Racial Equity Committee as well as the federal Racial Justice and Equity Minorities Committee.

Current: Kelly Skeete

Labour Rep

Serves as a point of contact between local labour groups and organizations and the riding association.

Current: Bryan Cox

Members at Large

Members of the riding association executive without specific portfolios.

Current:

  • Andrew Ashley
  • Heather Erlen
  • Puria Pezeshkighahafarokhi
  • Ellen Tolmie

Provincial Council Delegates

Represent the riding association at quarterly meetings of Provincial Council.  The number of delegates for a given riding association is based off of the size of its membership.

Current Delegates:

  • Jasmine Attfield
  • Vienna O'Shea
  • Colin Phillips

Alternate Delegates:

  • Jason Cole
  • Jeff Slater

Authorized by the CFO for the Toronto Centre NDP.