Government of Ontario

Jessica Bell

MPP, University–Rosedale

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Jessica Bell serves as the Ontario NDP critic for Housing, leading the work to ensure everyone in Ontario has a home they can afford that meets their needs.

Prior to being elected in June 2018, Jessica served as the co-founder and executive director of Canada's largest rider-led organization, TTCriders, winning better service and lower fares for transit riders.

She’s been a lecturer at the Toronto Metropolitan University, the director of the California Food & Justice Coalition and an advocate for environmental justice and sustainability for some of North America's most high profile and effective advocacy organizations. She’s received several leadership awards for her 20 year record securing legislative results, including Toronto Community Foundation’s Vital People Award and GreenPAC's political endorsement in 2018.

Jessica lives in University-Rosedale with her partner and two children.

The latest on the issues

February 1, 2023

Rally to Stop the Privatization of Health Care

We know the Ford government has created a crisis in our health care system by grossly underfunding it, capping workers' wages, and driving health care professionals out of the system.  We see it e... More
February 1, 2023

We're hiring a temporary full-time staff person

Our office is hiring a temporary full-time staff person to manage our case work files and support our outreach work.  If you are interested in the position please apply as soon as you can. The posi... More
January 31, 2023

Stop harmful sprawl, protect farmland

Ontario municipalities are being forced to redraw their urban borders to replace precious farmland with unsustainable sprawl. We need to build more homes in Ontario, but not like this.  Instead of... More