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The Ontario NDP Convention will take place online from February 4–6, 2022.

To discuss and vote on policy resolutions and select our Delegates, the Parkdale—High Park ONDP is holding a general meeting of its members on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 from 7 pm–9 pm.

This meeting will take place online, and the link will be sent to those who have RSVPed and their membership confirmed.

Parkdale—High Park has a long tradition of sending a large and diverse group of Delegates to Convention to debate new ideas and policy, hear from inspiring guest speakers, and take part in exciting training sessions.

We especially encourage those who have never attended Convention before to join us!

What happens at Convention?

The Ontario NDP will release a full, detailed agenda closer to Convention, but it will include:

  • discussion and adoption of policy resolutions;
  • training sessions to improve our skills as activists ahead of the election;
  • election of Ontario NDP Table Officers and Provincial Executive;
  • reports from various Executives, committees, and bodies; and
  • vote on whether or not to conduct a leadership review.

What accessibility measures will be at Convention?

Accessibility provisions at the Ontario NDP Convention will include ASL interpretation and closed captioning. The Party will also ask Delegates if they have specific, additional accessibility requirements when they register.

How can I attend Convention?

NDP members in Parkdale—High Park will elect Delegates to represent us at Convention at our virtual general membership meeting on Tuesday, December 14 at 7 pm.

BIPOC, persons living with disabilities, youth, Franco-Ontarians, and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities are highly encouraged to attend as Delegates, and the Parkdale—High Park is committed to ensuring our delegation reflects the diversity of our riding and to ensure a variety of voices are representing us. At least 50% of our Delegates must be women, trans, non-binary, and gender-diverse individuals.

If you are interested in attending Convention, please nominate yourself using this form.

Delegate nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the general membership meeting.

If you would like to attend Convention, but cannot attend the local meeting on December 14, please indicate your interest using this form and someone will nominate you.

To be eligible to stand for election as a Delegate, you must be an NDP member in good standing as of December 1, 2021. If you have questions about your membership status, please email [email protected].

What are the Convention fees?

  • Early Bird Delegate (until January 10): $175
  • Regular Delegate (January 10–January 27): $225
  • Non-gainfully employed*/Unwaged/Youth 26 and under: $50
  • Alternate Delegates: $50
  • Observers (NDP Members): $50

Convention fees are eligible for a tax receipt and credit of up to 75%. Paid fees also count towards your donation limit for 2021 or 2022 (depending on when your fees are paid).

*Ontario NDP guidelines for determining eligibility for this fee is generally that the person did not pay Ontario income tax in 2020 and is based on self-identification. The Parkdale—High Park NDP believes that cost should not be a barrier to attending Convention, and offers financial assistance to elected Convention Delegates who would not otherwise be able to attend. For questions or requests, please contact Jason Wagar, Riding President, in confidence at [email protected].

If I’m an elected Delegate, how will I register?

All Delegates elected on December 14 will later receive a unique code by email from the Ontario NDP that will allow you to register for the Convention.

What is a resolution?

Resolutions can:

  • add, amend, or delete items from Ontario NDP policy,
  • amend the Party’s Constitution, or
  • have the Party make a statement on an ongoing issue.

The current provincial policy book is available here.

Resolutions should not be more than 200 words. When submitting one, please also include:

  • your name
  • a title
  • a list of which resolutions/policies it replaces or changes (if any).

How can I submit a resolution for consideration?

Before resolutions can be submitted for consideration at the Convention in February, they must be passed by our local riding association at our general membership meeting.

If you wish to submit a resolution, it must be sent to [email protected] no later than Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

What resolutions will be discussed at our local meeting on December 14?

We will compile resolutions and circulate them ahead of our meeting on December 14. The riding executive may combine similar motions and set the order with which they will be considered at the meeting on December 14.

If you have any other questions, please email [email protected].

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