Government of Ontario

Jill Andrew

MPP, Toronto–St. Paul's

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Jill Andrew is the Member of Provincial Parliament for Toronto-St. Paul’s and the ONDP Culture Critic. She is an award-winning equity educator, body image advocate, speaker and writer. As the co-founder of Body Confidence Canada, #SizeismSUCKS and Body Confidence Awareness Week, Andrew advocates to end size and appearance-based discrimination, harassment and bullying throughout the life spectrum.

Andrew is a community co-owner of Glad Day Bookshop – the world’s oldest LGBT bookstore. She has been an avid volunteer and donor to organizations across the GTA supporting Black and racialized communities, youth, women, chronic health and queer rights through community engagement, education, employment, healthcare, housing and the arts.

She holds a Master’s degree in women and gender studies from the University of Toronto New College and recently completed her PhD at York University’s Faculty of Education. Jill is also a graduate of the Women Win TO political training series. Jill is an animal fanatic – especially cats – and she credits music and theatre education in her youth for helping her to find her voice. Jill is deeply honoured to be your MPP and she is ready to work for you!

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October 17, 2019

NDP Culture critic responds to Toronto Public Library’s refusal to cancel event featuring Meghan Murphy

TORONTO — Jill Andrew, NDP critic for Culture and Women’s Issues and the MPP for Toronto-St. Paul’s issued the following statement, responding to the Toronto Public Library’s refusal to cancel an O... More
June 28, 2019

Letter to Ontario's new Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Ontario has a new Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. I wrote a letter to Minister MacLeod urging her to reinstate public funding to arts and culture, meaningfully consult artists, arts organiz... More
June 28, 2019

Ontario NDP Culture critic releases statement in honour of Black Music Month

TORONTO — Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto-St. Paul’s and Ontario NDP Culture critic, released the following statement in honour of Black Music Month: More