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

On this morning's walk in Paris, Prettiest Town in Canada there was free cake and cookies from the Paris Bakery's grand opening! Someone liked them! Don't get used to this every morning Ellie :) ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Just a reminder that Niki Ashton is in Brantford tomorrow (Saturday) night! ... See MoreSee Less

Meet Niki in Brantford! | Venez rencontrer Niki à Brantford!

June 24, 2017, 6:00pm - June 24, 2017, 8:00pm

Brantford District Labour Council

Join me in Brantford for a meet and greet! We'll chat about community, activism, my vision for the party, and your thoughts on building a movement for social, environmental, and economic justice (and we'll have some fun too!). Come mix and mingle and let's get to know each other! No cost, donations will be accepted. _______________________________________________________________ Venez me rejoindre lors de mon passage à Brantford! Nous discuterons de ce qui se passe dans la région, dans nos réseaux de militants et de militantes et de ma vision pour l’avenir du parti. J’ai hâte d’entendre votre avis et vos idées afin que nous lancions un mouvement pour la justice sociale, environnementale et économique. Venez discutez, et apprenons à nous connaître! L’évènement est sans frais, quoique nous y accepterons vos contributions financières.

View on Facebook

I've been doing a deep dive tonight into videos of Jeremy Corbyn pre and post election and what happened in their recent election to look at the trends and tea leaves for Canadian politics.

I'm very impressed. Lessons to learn personally and for larger movements.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

I love the wholesome ways the people in our nice town protest. There's been this issue with the railway crossing on West River St for some time now.

Signs are put up to warn people of it.

Someone awesomely puts a sign on the sign saying "Fix It!". Seems the better option to me! #parisontario
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

As someone who was raised in public housing I couldn't agree more. Housing is a human right and its one of the few government expenditures that is also an asset.

If you treat it as a human right it is a lot more effective and good public housing prevents a lot of cost and strain on our health care, justice, education, churches, charities and mental health systems.

If not you see tragedy - both the kind that is in your face and the kind that plays out over lifetimes.
... See MoreSee Less

“It breaks my heart that that’s happening in Britain in 2017.” Labour MP David Lammy becomes tearful when speaking about the tragic death of one of his friends, Khadija Saye, in the Grenfell Tower fire.

View on Facebook