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Bhutila Karpoche

MPP, Parkdale–High Park

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Bhutila Karpoche is the Member of Provincial Parliament for Parkdale—High Park. In June 2018, Bhutila made history by becoming the first person of Tibetan heritage to be elected to public office in North America.

Bhutila is active on issues around social justice and public health. She is a longtime advocate of affordable housing, workers’ rights, and public healthcare.

An epidemiologist by training, Bhutila is a public health researcher focusing on the social determinants of health. Most recently, she co-authored the report “A public health crisis in the making: The health impacts of precarious work on racialized refugee and immigrant women."

Bhutila holds degrees from University of British Columbia and University of Toronto and is a PhD candidate in public health policy at Ryerson University, where she received the RBC Immigrant, Diversity, and Inclusion Project Award.

Bhutila has presented at many academic conferences and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Bhutila with her family

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February 21, 2019

Children and youth need faster access to mental health services now: NDP MPP

Vote on NDP MPP bill to cap wait times for youth mental health at 30 days expected Thursday QUEEN’S PARK – With emergency department visits and hospitalizations on the rise among youth and children... More
February 20, 2019

NDP MPPs stand with Toronto families devastated by Ford’s cut to autism funding

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP MPPs Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale-High Park), Jill Andrew (Toronto-St. Paul’s) and Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) said it’s simply wrong for Doug Ford to plow ahead with his cu... More
February 12, 2019

NDP stands with advocate for Ministry of Mental Health call

TORONTO — MPP Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park), the NDP’s critic for Mental Health and Addictions, said the Ontario NDP stands with Noah Irvine and other mental health advocates, who are calli... More