Category Archives: Federal

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.
  

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.

Notice of Federal Nomination Meeting

Meeting Date: May 30, 2019

Meeting Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Registration is open from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Voting starts at approximately 7:45 p.m.

Meeting Location: Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto
115 Simpson Avenue
(The venue is accessible)

Our Candidates:
Brian Thomas Dias – web site  – info sheet
Min Sook Lee – web site  – info sheet

Additional Details:

  • Speakers: Peter Tabuns, MPP, Olivia ChowJennifer Story, TDSB Trustee and Craig Scott.
  • Voter Eligibility: Only individual members in good standing as of April 30 whose ordinary residence is within the riding boundaries are eligible to vote. Members in good standing who maintain their membership in a riding other than the riding in which they live are eligible to vote only in the riding in which they live. It will be necessary for such individuals to provide evidence of their membership. Members in good standing that move into a riding within the 30-day period prior to a nomination meeting are eligible to vote at the meeting provided they can provide confirmation of their ordinary residence.
  • Voter ID Requirements: Government-issued documents like an Ontario driver’s licence, passport, Ontario photo card, Ontario health card, Ontario motor vehicle permit, statement of government benefits (child tax benefit, old age security, etc), Any document issued by the Government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government, Any document issued by a band council in Ontario. Other acceptable documents that include your name: utility bill (gas, hydro, etc.), cell phone bills, bank/credit card statement, school admissions letter, school transcript/report card, school tuition/fees statement, cancelled personalized cheque, cheque stub, T4 tax slip or pay receipt issued by an employer, CNIB identity card, hospital record/document, insurance policy/statement, loan/agreement with a financial institution, or residential lease, rental or mortgage agreement/statement.
  • This is the only voting location. There will be no advance polls. The period for candidate nomination has passed.
  • A light snack will be offered as some will be opening their fast at sunset

Directions to MCC Toronto115 Simpson Avenue
Driving: Take Howland one block north to Simpson from Gerrard, between Broadview and Logan.
From the King (504) or Dundas (505) streetcars – exit the streetcar at Jack Layton Way (Simpson Avenue is directly across the street.) Walk east on Simpson to the next block and you will find the church on the corner of Simpson and Howland.
From the Gerrard (506) streetcar – Get off the streetcar at Logan Ave. Simpson Avenue is one short block north.

Provincial Resolution & Delegate Selection Meeting

All Toronto–Danforth NDP members are invited to our 2019 Resolution and Delegate Selection Meeting to pass resolutions and select delegates for the Ontario New Democratic Party Convention in Hamilton, June 14 – 16, 2019.

Sunday, March 31
1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Registration at 1:15 p.m.
Ralph Thornton Centre – 765 Queen St. East Foundation Room – Lower Level

Please note:

  • Anyone wishing to propose a resolution should submit it by Sunday, March 24, 2019. See flyer for details.
  • If you would like to be a delegate but can’t make it to the meeting, please email exec@tdndp.ca prior to the meeting and your name will be put forward. Toronto Danforth may elect 37 delegates.
  • There will be gender parity in the selection of delegates to convention
  • Only members in good standing may be elected as delegates
    (To be considered in good standing, a delegate’s membership fees must be paid for 2017.)

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Annual General Meeting – Sunday, April 7

You are invited to the Toronto–Danforth Annual General Meeting.

Ralph Thornton Centre
765 Queen Street East – 2nd Floor
Sunday, April 7, 2018 – 1:30 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
  • Meet and hear from our federal nomination candidates
  • Renew your membership for 2019 so you can vote at the May 30
    Federal NDP Candidate Nomination Meeting.
  • Find out how to get involved and volunteer to win back
    Toronto–Danforth in the upcoming Fall Federal Election.

Download the flyer. Registration begins at 1:00 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.

This is a chance to meet and hear from our federal nomination candidates who will be speaking at the AGM.

Annual General Meeting – Sunday, March 25

You are invited to the Toronto–Danforth Annual General Meeting.

Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre
870 Queen St East
Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

  • Get updates from our elected representatives
  • Elect a new Federal/Provincial riding association executive
  • Find out how you can get more involved with the NDP locally
  • Renew your membership for 2018
  • Hear a report from the Federal Convention in Ottawa
  • Find out how to get involved and volunteer to get Peter Tabuns
    re-elected in the upcoming June Provincial Election.

Download the flyer. Registration begins at 12:45 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.
(Note: this is the new location. We have changed to Jimmie Simpson do to an elevator problem causing accessibility issues at the other location.)

OTTAWA 2018

Federal Resolution & Delegate Selection Meeting Dec. 9

All Toronto–Danforth NDP members are invited to our 2017 Resolution and Delegate Selection Meeting to pass resolutions and select delegates for the upcoming convention in Ottawa being held February 16-18, 2018.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Registration at 1:15 p.m.
Riverdale Library
370 Broadview Avenue

Please note:

  • Anyone wishing to propose a resolution should submit it by Tuesday, December 5th. See below for details.
  • If you would like to be a delegate but can’t make it to the meeting, please email exec@tdndp.ca prior to the meeting and your name will be put forward.
  • There will be gender parity in the selection of delegates to convention
  • Only members in good standing may be elected as delegates
    (To be considered in good standing, a delegate’s membership fees must be paid for 2017.)

More Details