Convention 2018

Soon New Democrats will gather at the Keystone Centre in Brandon from May 4 - 6 for our annual three day policy convention gathering.

Convention is an exciting opportunity to get engaged and help grow our party — and work towards social, economic, and environmental justice in Manitoba.

Check this page regularly for all the latest news & updates on Convention 2018.

Click here for the draft agenda

Friday, May 4: Call to Order at 6:00 PM

Saturday, May 5: Call to Order at 9:00 AM, Adjournment at 3:30 PM

Sunday, May 6: Call to Order at 9:00 AM, Adjournment in the early afternoon

Important Upcoming Dates

  • April 20: Early Bird Registration Deadline, Child Care Registration Deadline & Provincial Executive Nomination Deadline
  • April 24: Non-Member Visitor Registration Deadline
  • April 24: Media Registration Deadline
  • May 4 - 6: Convention 2018
  • May 5: Convention 2018 Dinner featuring guest speaker, Ryan Meili, Leader of the Saskatchewan NDP

Important Links

Convention Dinner with the Leader of the Saskatchewan NDP

We are happy to announce the Convention 2018 Dinner on Saturday, May 5, featuring guest speaker, Ryan Meili, the new Leader of the Saskatchewan NDP!

This event is open to both delegates and supporters, and as always 75% of your ticket purchase is tax receiptable.

Click here to purchase your ticket online, or call 204-987-4858.

Delegate Registration

Registration is now open for all eligible delegates.

Click here to register as a delegate online, call 204-987-4852 or visit Provincial Office (803-294 Portage Ave in Winnipeg).

If you're interested in being a delegate at Convention, please let your constituency association or affiliate know as soon as possible to see if there is a delegate spot available. If you're not sure who to contact, email us at and we will put you in touch with your local constituency executive.

Please note each delegate to Provincial Convention must be an individual member of the Party for a minimum of 90 days prior to Convention (February 3). If you are a 2017 member, you must renew for 2018 in order to be eligible to attend Convention.


Regular delegate // $125
MYND and non-taxable income: $50
Early bird delegate fees must be paid by Friday, April 20, 2018.


Regular delegate // $150
MYND and non-taxable income delegate // $75
First time Convention delegate (1 per constituency) // $25

All delegates must pay their own registration fee for Convention, as the fee is considered a political donation.


Constituencies are responsible for selecting their delegates on the following basis: five (5) delegates for the first fifty (50) members or less, and one (1) delegate for each additional ten (10) members or major fraction thereof.

Each affiliated unit is entitled to send one (1) delegate for the first 25 members or less, and one (1) additional delegate for each additional 25 members or less or major fraction thereof; up to four (4) delegates for 100 members; thereafter, one (1) delegate for each additional 100 members or major fraction thereof. These delegates must be members in good standing of this same unit and individual members of the Provincial Party.

The number of delegates eligible to represent provincial constituencies is available by contacting Provincial Office.

All delegates, media and visitors are required to check-in at Convention in order to receive their credential. If you have questions about Convention registration, please contact

Click here for the online registration form
Click here for the PDF registration form

Convention Accommodations

Accommodation options include:

Lakeview Brandon:
Group Name: “NDP Manitoba” // $118 plus taxes/night for single or double occupancy // Call 204-728-1880
*This rate is only available until Friday, April 20

Clarion Brandon:
Group name: “NDP” // Rates begin at $115 plus taxes/night for single or double occupancy // Call 204-728-5775 or email

Are you driving to Brandon for Convention and have an empty seat in your car? Or, are you looking for a ride to Convention?

If you’re willing to carpool, please visit this GroupCarpool website to let other members know if you can offer a ride or need a ride:

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