Volunteer for Clare’s Campaign!

The campaign to take back Toronto–Danforth is underway. And we’ve had many volunteers out canvassing, putting up signs, and phoning so Clare Hacksel can be our next MP. Our riding prides itself on grassroots efforts to build a better government—and now is the time!

Sign up today to volunteer so we can help turn Toronto–Danforth orange again on election day! Find out more at clarehacksel.ca/get-involved.

Annual General Meeting – Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Members are invited to the virtual Toronto–Danforth Annual General Meeting.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Online Zoom Meeting

  • Get updates from our elected representatives
  • Hear from our federal candidate Clare Hacksel
  • Listen to reports from the riding executive
  • Elect a new Federal/Provincial riding association executive
  • Find out how to get involved and volunteer

Please register by noon on July 20th to receive the zoom link.

We hope to virtually see you at the meeting.
In the meantime, thanks for your ongoing support!

Notice of Federal Nomination Meeting

Meeting Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021

Meeting Time starts at 7:00 p.m.

Additional Details:

  • The meeting will be held virtually over Zoom – you can also call in by phone. You will be provided with a link and dial-in number after you RSVP.
  • Speakers: Peter Tabuns (MPP, Toronto–Danforth), Paula Fletcher (City Councillor, Ward 14), and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh.
  • Our Approved Nomination Candidate is Clare Hacksel (she/her), a tireless advocate for reproductive justice and has worked to enable health equity to improve overall outcomes for our community.
  • Please note that ASL interpretation will be provided.
  • For more information, please contact exec@tdndp.ca.
  • All are welcome to attend the meeting, but only current party members living in the Toronto–Danforth riding can vote, so go here if you want to renew or start your membership.

POLITICS OF THE PANDEMIC

Who profits? Who loses? Who dies?

It’s no secret that our society has been enduring years of growing, systemic inequalities which the Pandemic has dramatically exposed and exacerbated. Among those losing are front-line workers without sick leave, and often earning only minimum wage; vulnerable elderly in Long Term Care facilities; poor and racialized communities, the homeless, the poorly housed and the evicted. And most unfairly, in the midst of all this, the rich get even richer?

We need to take a closer look at these issues – we cannot just go ‘back to normal’ – we have to build back better!

Get involved!  Join us on Monday, March 29th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm to explore these issues with our dynamic and expert panel in an online discussion on Zoom:

  • Peter Tabuns, MPP for the Riding of Toronto-Danforth
  • Jim Stanford, Economist and Director of the Centre for Future Work
  • Anjum Sultana, National Director of Public Policy & Strategic Communication at YWCA Canada

Our moderator is Paula Fletcher, City Councillor for Ward 14, Toronto-Danforth.

Register today to get your Zoom link emailed to attend the event.

More information available here.

Virtual Nomination Meeting February 19, 7 PM

ONDP Nomination Meeting

The meeting to elect our provincial candidate, Peter Tabuns, for the Toronto—Danforth Ontario NDP will be held on

Friday, February 19, 2021

Meeting begins at 7 pm.

Approved Nomination Candidate: Peter Tabuns

To attend, please RSVP at
ontariondp.ca/tordan-nomination

The meeting will be held virtually over Zoom.
You can also call-in on the phone.
You will be provided with a link and dial-in number once you RSVP.

Everyone is welcome but only members in good standing of the ONDP who reside in Toronto—Danforth are eligible to vote. For more information, or to verify your membership status, please email exec@tdndp.ca.

See you virtually!

Virtual Resolution and Delegate Selection meeting

There will be a Toronto–Danforth Federal NDP Resolution and Delegate Selection meeting on Thursday, February 4th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. 

The meeting will take place virtually via Zoom. To receive the zoom link, please register by February 1st, 2021. You can register here.

If you would like to submit a resolution for discussion, please fill out the resolution submission form by February 1st, 2021. You can fill out the form here.

Please refer to the most recent NDP policy book while filling out the resolution submission form.  If you’re interested, you can also watch this “Resolutions 101” video put together by the York-Simcoe NDP.

Statement on Anti-Black Racism

As members of the Toronto-Danforth NDP, we stand in solidarity with Black communities during these difficult times. It’s time for us to do our part. As a riding association, we commit ourselves to supporting the Ontario NDP’s commitment to Ending Police Violence and Investing in Black, Indigenous and Racialized People’s Lives.

The recent deaths of racialized people in the United States, of Ejaz Ahmed Choudry, Chantel Moore and Regis Korchinski-Paquet, a Black and Indigenous resident of Parkdale, and of Black and Indigenous people across Canada as a result of police brutality has sparked anger and rage in Toronto and across the globe. However, the issue of anti-Black racism did not start with these recent incidents. Anti-Black racism has and continues to exist in our institutions. Further, anti-Black racism must not be separated from anti-Indigenous racism and the deep-rooted violent legacy of colonialism.

For far too long Black people have been over-surveilled and are disproportionately overrepresented in our criminal justice system — results of systemic anti-Black racism. The colour of our skin continues to determine our experiences with police, education, healthcare, other social institutions and with each other. We need to break down, rethink and rebuild our systems together.

This month we are engaging in anti-oppression training for members of our riding executive so we can do a better job implementing an anti-oppressive framework to the work we do. We encourage everyone to support local Black-owned businesses and consider making a donation to:


As members of the Toronto Danforth NDP, we are calling for real action on addressing anti-Black racism in our institutions with actionable plans. This includes ending discriminatory practices such as carding, overhauling police oversight so police are truly accountable to the public and the communities they serve, and the collection of race-based data in policing, healthcare, education and employment. 

We are calling on all levels of government to prioritize resources and support for Black and Indigenous people which must include informed, authentic consultation with, and listening to, community leaders.

Finally, we unequivocally denounce the Toronto Police’s long history of anti-Black racism.

We need to look at alternatives to policing, such as demilitarizing police forces by diverting spending on military-grade hardware into community services, and replacing armed police with non-police first responders for calls related to mental health, addictions, homelessness and school discipline.

Communities across Ontario have called for defunding the police and as members of Toronto Danforth NDP, we believe that the response starts with de-escalation, intervention, mental health and addiction support, housing and poverty reduction.
  

COVID-19 Update

ONDP Leader Andrea Horwath has been asking Doug Ford and his government to provide families, child care centres and other organizations with answers to specific questions regarding the COVID-19 situation the province is facing.

The questions are being asked on behalf of Ontarians include:

  • Should parents be sending their kids to child care centres, or should those centres close over the next three weeks?
  • What compensation will there be for waged workers who miss work to stay home with their children during the school closures?
  • What protections will be in place to ensure workers cannot be fired or disciplined for missing work during this period?
  • What provisions are being made for the children of health care workers who will be desperately needed during this pandemic?
  • What economic supports will be available to small and medium-sized businesses that do the right thing and provide staff with the ability to stay home with their children, or to self-isolate?
  • If Ontarians fall behind on their rents or mortgages through no fault of their own, how will they be protected from losing their home?

Thank you, Andrea and the ONDP MPPs for standing up for Ontarians during this difficult period! Read more.

We’re sharing this very informative post from our City Councillor Paula Fletcher about the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please remember to check credible sources for updates and information.

We’re also sharing this webpage from the Canadian Government which includes travel advice.

We can get through this together! 🧡

Annual General Meeting – Saturday, February 29

All New Democrats in Toronto–Danforth are invited to join us for our joint Federal and Provincial NDP Riding Association Annual General Meeting for 2020.

NEW VENUE:
Metropolitan Community Church
115 Simpson Ave.
Saturday, February 29, 2020
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

  • Get updates from our elected representatives Peter Tabuns, MPP, Councillor Paula Fletcher and Trustee Jennifer Story
  • Elect a new Federal/Provincial riding association executive
  • Find out how you can get more involved with the NDP locally
  • Renew your membership for 2020
  • Find out how to get involved and volunteer

Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. If you need to renew your membership, please arrive early. If you have childcare or accessibility needs, please let us know in advance so that we can make the appropriate arrangements.

If you are not a member yet, or if your membership has lapsed, you are welcome to attend. NDP memberships or renewals can be done during registration. Or, you can save time by renewing online in advance of the meeting at the Ontario NDP or the Federal NDP. (Print out your membership receipt or have it available on your phone to make registration go quicker.)

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at exec@tdndp.ca.