New Democratic Youth of Canada

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New Democratic Youth of Canada
Abbreviation NDYC
Purpose Advocating for youth in the New Democratic Party
Headquarters Ottawa, Ontario
Region served
Canada
Official language
English and French[1]
Co-Chairs
Ali Chatur
Lia Storey-Gamble
Parent organization
New Democratic Party
Affiliations International Union of Socialist Youth[2]

The New Democratic Youth of Canada (French: Jeunes néo-démocrates du Canada) is the youth wing of the New Democratic Party of Canada.[3] Any party member, aged 25 or under is automatically a member of the NDYC and is eligible to attend and vote in the youth wing's convention.[1]

Unlike the youth wings of some other political parties, the NDYC is autonomous of the main party.[1][3] It sends its own delegates to the federal convention and council.[4]

Traditionally, members of the NDYC have tended to be more ideologically driven than the rest of the party. Since Jack Layton took over the helm of the party in 2003, the youth base has grown and now incorporates a wider base of progressive youth.

The NDYC is a full member of the International Union of Socialist Youth.[2] It typically elects its executives for two year terms at its own convention, usually held the day before the NDP holds its conventions.

2016 Executive[edit]

The 2016 Executive was elected at the 2016 Federal NDP Convention in Edmonton.

  • Co-Chair: Ali Chatur (ON)
  • Co-Chair: Lia Storey-Gamble (SK)
  • Secretary: Georgia Becker (AB)
  • Treasurer: Gwendolyn Moncrieff-Gould (NS)
  • Director of Policy: Nikki Koutsochilis (BC)
  • Director of Communications: Alex Gold-Apel (QC)
  • Francophone Director: Alice Gaudreau (QC)
  • Outreach Director: Tony Bui (ON)
  • Francophone Outreach Director: Malcolm Lewis-Richmond (QC)
  • Women's Director: Bethany Drader (AB)
  • LGBTQ Director: Dylan Sloan (AB)
  • Aboriginal Director: Chelsea Edwards (NB)
  • Persons of Visible Minorities Director: Amin Ali (ON)
  • Persons With Disabilities Director: Paige Kezima (SK)
  • Labour Relations Director: Romeo Tello (BC)

2013-2016 Executive[edit]

The 2013-2016 Executive was elected at the Montréal convention in 2013. Their term was longer than the typical two years as a result of the 2015 Canadian Federal Election. Due to the NDYC rules governing country-wide representation, no more than three directors from one constituent province may be elected at any given time. The provinces that each executive represented are noted in brackets.

  • Co-Chair: Jonathan Allard (QC)
  • Co-Chair: Paula Krasiun-Winsel (SK)
  • Secretary: Stefan Avlijas (BC)
  • Treasurer: Carolyn Greve (ON)
  • Director of Policy: Kevin Wright (AB)
  • Director of Communications: Natalie Petra (ON)
  • Francophone Director: Simon Jolicoeur (QC)
  • Outreach Director: Diego Cardona (BC)
  • Francophone Outreach Director: Julia Maksymetz (QC)
  • Women's Director: Bethany Drader (AB)
  • LGBTQ Director: Stephen Soltys (BC)
  • Aboriginal Director: Amy Jackson (MB)
  • Persons of Visible Minorities Director: Tony Bui (ON)
  • Persons With Disabilities Director: Paige Kezima (SK)
  • Labour Relations Director: Matthew Lensen (SK)

Co-chairs[edit]

  • 2016–present: Ali Chatur, Lia Storey-Gamble
  • 2013–2016: Jonathan Allard, Paula Krasiun-Winsel
  • 2011–2013: Meera Chander, Robin Steudel
  • 2009–2011: Natalie Bocking, Reem Zaia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Constitution of the New Democratic Youth of Canada". New Democratic Youth of Canada. 2006. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Member Organizations". International Union of Socialist Youth. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Constitution of the New Democratic Party of Canada. New Democratic Party. 2009. p. 11. 
  4. ^ Constitution of the New Democratic Party of Canada. New Democratic Party. 2009. pp. 5, 9. 

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