Join us on June 11-13
As we head into the election year, now is when we ramp up our efforts to elect more Greens at Queen’s Park in 2022.
Online. On June 11-13, 2021.
Early bird pricing has been extended to April 27!
You must be a member of the Green Party of Ontario on or before May 29th to participate in our online Convention.
Early Bird (Special)
- Youth, senior and unwaged
Early Bird (Standard)
- You must be a GPO Member.
- As a non GPO member, you can observe our virtual convention but cannot vote.
Do you have an idea that you want our elected MPPs and candidates fighting for?
There are many ways you can participate in our 2021 convention.
As a GPO member, you can
- share your ideas
- give meaningful feedback on submitted policies
- help choose which Policy Statements matter most
- discuss, learn and vote at the 2021 GPO Convention
Policy Comment Sessions
We will be holding 2 live comment sessions in April for members to review draft Policy Statements and provide feedback.
Provincial Executive Elections
Every year we hold internal elections for our Provincial Executive (PE). The PE is responsible for the governance of the Green Party of Ontario, similar to a board of directors, and sets the strategic goals, annual plan and budget for the party.
The following positions are up for election at the 2021 convention
President, CFO, Eastern region, Toronto, Southwestern, Young Greens, Central region
The deadline to apply as a PE candidate is April 16th 5pm EST.
We will be having our regular updates from our President, CFO, and our leader Mike Schreiner as well as workshops and a plenary session.
Full agenda details coming soon!
The deadline to nominate a volunteer is May 28.
The Lois James Legacy Award recognizes volunteers who have demonstrated exceptional service and commitment building the Green Party of Ontario (GPO). Lois was a decades-long volunteer with the GPO, and was an integral part of the creation of the Rouge National Park.
The Community Involvement Award recognizes volunteers with a proven track record of engaging citizens in the promotion of Green values such as building strong communities, fostering local economies and promoting health & well-being in Ontario.
The Rising Star Award will recognize a newcomer (3 years or less) to the GPO who has shown enthusiasm and ability in volunteering for their Constituency Association (CA), a campus group, or the GPO office and have demonstrated a positive, motivating spirit.
You have to be a member of the Green Party of Ontario on or before May 29th in order to vote or register for the convention.
The deadline to submit a general policy idea is March 27th. General policies have to be finalized by April 24th, and ranking will take place from May 7th to June 4th.
The deadline for Constitutional and Directive resolutions is April 24th, 2021 at 5pm EST. All resolutions should be sent to email@example.com.
To rank policies, you have to be a member on or before May 21st.
You have until April 16th to submit your nomination for one of the available positions . Voting will take place from May 7th to June 4th.
To vote for PE candidates, you have to be a member on or before May 21st.
Plenary & Resolutions
To learn more about how we vote on the policies during the convention, please read our Plenary & Resolutions information.
Promotion and Protection of Diverse, Equitable, and Safe Spaces
(13.1) The Green Party of Ontario (the Party) is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination and harassment, where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, can contribute fully, and have equal opportunities. (13.2) Under the Ontario Human Rights Code, every person has the right to be free from harassment and discrimination. Harassment and discrimination will not be tolerated, condoned or ignored at the GPO. (13.3) The Party also recognizes that harassment and discrimination limit the ability of people to participate fully in organizations such as ours and therefore in the practice of the democratic values that our organization endorses. Concomitant with its mission to elect Members of Provincial Parliament and impact Ontario politics, then, the GPO pro-actively supports building awareness of harassment and discrimination and providing for the equitable participation of all Ontarians in the political process. (13.4) The Party is committed to a comprehensive strategy to address harassment and discrimination in the organization, including: (13.4.1) Establishing, publicizing, and regularly revisiting this article; (13.4.2) Providing training and education to ensure that all Party members and staff know the rights that are provided to them and to visitors at GPO events, the responsibilities they have under this article and Human Rights legislation, and the processes and procedures to follow in the event of a complaint; (13.4.3) Monitoring organizational systems to help ensure their design and function minimizes opportunities for harassment or discrimination and maximizes safety and inclusivity; (13.4.4) Providing an effective, accessible, and fair complaints procedure for both complainant and respondent; (13.4.5) Promoting appropriate standards of conduct at all times; (13.4.6) Ensuring that disciplinary or restorative measures are imposed, as necessary and as determined by process; (13.4.7) Promoting diversity on all committees and in all decision-making bodies. (13.5) To achieve the goals and commitments in this Article of the Party’s Constitution, the Party shall have: (13.5.1)The Safe Spaces Committee which shall be responsible for addressing institutional matters as they relate to this Article (13.5.2)The Conduct Committee which shall be responsible for investigative processes, disciplinary matters and enforcement of this Constitution, Party Bylaws, Member Code of Conduct, and the Ontario Human Rights Code.