Encouraging the participation of Aboriginal peoples in Canadian politics and giving a voice to them within the Party are the founding principles of the New Democrat Aboriginal Commission. This Commission welcomes all Aboriginal People, First Nations, Métis and Inuit into the party as members, supporters and candidates.
Supporting the progressive and inclusive agenda of Canada’s New Democrats, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Committee works to make sure all Canadians have equal rights and opportunities. With a long history in the Party, the committee celebrates and encourages the participation of the LGBT community in the political process locally and nationally.
Working to ensure that differently-abled Canadians have equal opportunities, the Persons Living with disAbilities Committee is a place for New Democrats living with disabilities to come together and advocate for inclusion in the political process. Here, New Democrats work to make sure that all disabled Canadians get the support they need to succeed and live life to their fullest potential.
Reaching across all ethnic, religious and racial identifications, the Participation of Visible Minorities Committee encompasses the diversity of our Canadian society. Fighting for equality, opportunity and fairness, this committee ensures that these shared goals of Canada’s New Democrats are always a substantive and meaningful part of the Party’s work.
Giving voice to women in Canada’s New Democratic Party, the Women’s Council is the place to bring down barriers, dispel stereotypes and encourage full participation. With inclusive leadership, more and more women are getting active in the Party and getting elected to Parliament.
Putting the priorities of young people and their families first, the New Democratic Youth of Canada is an effective voice for Canadians, 26 years old and under. On more than 60 campuses and in hundreds of communities across Canada, students and young workers are uniting behind the NDP through the NDYC.