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Marc Laferriere is passionate about building strong, resilient communities. With over a decade of experience as a professor, small business owner and social worker, Marc is ready to deliver concrete results for us in Parliament.

As co-owner of the Brant Advocate, a multi-media brand successful in print, digital and television, Marc provides a platform for our community’s stories and perspectives. He is also a professor of Justice Studies at Mohawk College and previously worked in the Department of Social Work at Laurier Brantford and on the frontline of our community at the Grand River Community Health Centre.

Marc is renowned for his innovative approach to civic engagement. He co-founded the Brantford Community Garden Project, the Brantford Youth Leadership Conference and the Brant United Way’s GenNext Committee. He has also served as national director for Canada Without Poverty, working alongside former Prime Minister Joe Clark and former NDP Leader Ed Broadbent.

Marc is also a proud member of the Brantford-Brant Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Brantford-Sunrise. He was also a member of the steering committee for the City of Brantford and County of Brant’s Housing Stability Plan.

Local citizens and organizations have regularly recognized Marc’s contributions. The YMCA awarded him a Peace Medal in 2012. Samara named him Brant’s “Everyday Political Citizen of the Year” in 2013. In the same year he was named a Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie “Education Champion.” And he is a multiple recipient of the Brant NewsReader’s Choice Platinum Award for “Best Local Politician.”

Born in Brantford and raised in Eagle Place, Marc now lives in the County of Brant with his wife Rebekah. He holds a B.A from the University of Ottawa, as well as Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Social Work from Lakehead University.

See more about Marc’s lengthy record of community and national service here: http://brantmarc.tumblr.com

Follow Marc on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brantmarc

2 days ago

Marc Laferriere

Good ideas shared about the future of our Paris Library and the building it is currently in too.Thank you to all the participants in our first focus group last night! There was some excellent discussion and the feedback received will be very useful. There are still a few spots available in the upcoming focus groups this Friday and Saturday and we'd love to get YOUR input as well! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Marc Laferriere

Jersey Day honouring the victims, survivors, families and communities affected by the Humboldt tragedy. #JerseyDay #Humboldt #JerseysForHumboldt ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Marc Laferriere

Was asked by SACHA Hamilton what I could do to fight gendered violence beyond today’s #DayOfPink. Very lucky to have a job where I get to teach others about some of these dynamics and engage in sometimes difficult but needed conversations. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Marc Laferriere

Always a pleasure to speak to people about the work you and your colleagues do as well as share the success stories of students.

Nearly 400 attending the Social Services, Justice and Community Studies VIP session at Mohawk’s Open House this morning.

Great conversations afterwards too with individual students and parents. Great attendance all day!
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