Che Marville, the Oakville New Democratic Party (NDP) candidate in this year’s provincial elections, has been elected the Ontario NDP’s vice president.
Her elevation marks the first time that the Oakville NDP riding association has had one of its members chosen for a position on the party’s executive.
Marville, the president of the Oakville NDP riding association, finished third in this year’s elections with 7.94 per cent of the votes behind Liberal Kevin Flynn and Larry Scott of the Progressive Conservative Party.
A Canadian resident since 1974, Marville has been an NDP member for the last 20 years.
Raised in Thorncliffe Park and Scarborough, Marville graduated from L’Amoreaux Collegiate Institute and York University’s Glendon College and has been a democracy, opportunity, compassion, social justice, health care and education advocate for nearly two decades.
A leading wellness advocate, Marville created the first employee health and mindfulness centre at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and was a senior wellness advisor for the University Health Network. She is vice president of programming for the Clarity Centre, program consultant with Michele Bailey Inc. – Blazing the Agency, founder of the Family Compassion Project and chief creator and senior executive director of the Children’s Own Media Museum inspired by visionary Canadian icon, Marshall McLuhan.
In her first year in university in 1991, Marville secured employment with the Ontario Science Centre (OSC). Starting as an usher, she rose to become a senior researcher and exhibition developer during her 18-year tenure at the OSC.