Honourable Niki Ashton

A passionate and dedicated Member of Parliament from Canada’s North with a vision of equality at home and worldwide.

As the Member of Parliament from Churchill, Niki Ashton has been a strong voice for equality at the national level.

Knowing she could make a difference in Ottawa, Niki was persistent in meeting and surmounting challenges in order to be at the table where decisions are made that impact all Canadians and often our global sisters and brothers.

This young politician has been a source of optimism and a role model when it comes to the abilities of Canadian young people to stand up and be counted, to be a voice for those who do not have one.

Niki has spoken out on poverty as a student and a teacher and now throughout her political career, calling for action to end the third-world conditions facing Northern and Aboriginal people. She is constantly fighting for gender equality and human rights, same-sex marriage and gender equality rights. She has been a leading voice in fighting against the destruction of the Canadian Wheat Board.

Niki was elected as the Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women in the 40th Parliament of Canada, and currently serves as the Status of Women Critic in Canada’s Official Opposition.

A former instructor with University College of the North, Niki Ashton has a Master of Arts in International Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in Global Political Economy. She is currently completing her PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Art Mauro Centre at the University of Manitoba.

Her passion, dedication and talent combined with her youthful energy and social activism position her well to influence a Bold Vision for Canada.

Join NDP Member of Parliament, the Hon. Niki Ashton, human rights advocate, Nazanin Afshin-Jam McKay and PhD student, Crystal Fraser as they share with participants the defining moments that inspired them to focus and achieve their goals. Learn about their visions and dreams and how they turned them into goals and then reality.