About Us

Brantford Brant NDP
Riding Association

The NDP began as an alliance between organized labour and the political left in Canada and our local chapter is keeping that energy alive; The majority of our 10-person riding association is elementary-school teachers and university students. Our President is an elementary school custodian, and we also have a trade labour activist on our team.

These positions are unpaid. This is a group of people who choose to give their time because they believe that the NDP can be their vehicle for the change they want to see in Brantford. We hope that we can make you see it too.

Our Team

Our team is made up of dedicated individuals devoted to the betterment of their community. They are volunteers from all walks of life, living in the City of Brantford, the County of Brant, Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

If you’re interested in getting involved with the NDP in any way or amount, we would love to have you. Our team is always excited to meet new people and share the work.

Join Our Team
Myles Hosie
Myles HosiePresident
Born and raised in Brantford, Myles studied Political Science and Urban Studies at the University of Toronto. He is a lifelong supporter of the NDP and has participated in multiple campaigns at various levels. As President of both riding associations, his mission is to expand the grassroots of the party and to make it more inclusive while putting the organization in the best possible position to win elections.
Adrienne Roberts
Adrienne RobertsVice-President
Raised in Ancaster, Adrienne moved to Brantford in 2011. A lover of learning, she has graduated from a variety of post-secondary programmes at McMaster University, Lakehead University, and Memorial University of Newfoundland. As a third-generation union member, she is an active member of OSSTF, and sits on the local executive as secretary. Her mission while serving as Vice-President of both riding associations is to continue to grow the local NDP membership, support people-first motions and policies as developed by the NDP and help prepare for future elections.

Emily Heikoop
Emily HeikoopWomen's Rep
Emily is excited to be serving her first-term on the Brantford-Brant Executive Board. Her years of working with her Union have shown her what can be accomplished when we work together.

David Mann
David MannCFO
David is a third-generation Brantford citizen. He works in the field of financial software. A member of the Brant NDP since 1979, he has served as Financial Agent and CFO for 11 years in Brant, Haldimand-Norfolk and Windsor-West; and as Official Agent and CFO for seven election campaigns. His life-project to build Canada’s NDP into a social-democratic party that can govern Canada based on a program of workers’ rights and eliminating debt while rejecting association with all authoritarian tendencies world-wide.
Scott Bayley
Scott BayleySecretary
Scott is a lifelong Brantfordite. He is married, and father to a young son. He is an occasional teacher in the Grand Erie District School Board and has been active in the Brantford-Brant NDP since Marc Laferriere’s 2015 campaign.
Michaela Kargus
Michaela KargusMember at Large (Provincial)
Michaela Kargus has been a teacher for 17 years. She is an active member of her local teacher union and a regular participant in labour rallies. Michaela has been fighting for a properly funded education system for most of her career. She is a parent of two elementary aged children. Her vision for our province is an equal job force and a well funded education system as a basis for ensuring a healthy life and foundation for all Ontarians.
Tim Deelstra
Tim DeelstraMember at Large (Provincial)
Tim is a Trade Labour activist and party member of 20 years. He lives in Brantford with his wife, Alex Felsky and two sons Nathaniel and Leo.
Hazel Hennessey-Perea
Hazel Hennessey-PereaMember at Large (Federal)
Hazel is a fourth-year student finishing her bachelor of social work at Laurier Brantford. Her hobbies include; long walks in the Brantford suburbs to try and pet the local cats, and worrying about why there are so many feral cats in Brantford.
Josh Smith
Josh SmithYouth Rep. (Provincial)
Josh is a fourth-year student at Laurier Brantford. He is very involved with his students union and is working to bridge the gap between the students and the Brant community. As Youth Representative for the provincial riding, his goal is to bring more youth voices to the organization, and to foster a community of young progressives in Brantford-Brant.

Edward Copping
Edward CoppingYouth Rep. (Federal)
Eddie is a good boy.

Shari Wencel
Shari WencelMembership
Shari has lived in Brantford for the last 15 years. She studied Child and Youth Work at Mohawk College. She was involved in the last 2 election campaigns. She is the membership coordinator for both riding associations. She feels we are judged by how we treat the most vulnerable in our Society. The NDP is the party that shares these beliefs.

Laurier Brant Youth NDP



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