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.

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