Lord, we thank you for Taras willingness to serve in public office. We pray that You would give great wisdom as he provides knowledge that is needed in these strategic areas. Give him the ability to communicate as needed to provide insight. May he have the strength of character to act with grace and candor. Bless his family for their willingness to share him with the province of Ontario and specifically, his community. May he consult You for direction. We ask these things in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Taras Natyshak is a passionate community leader and public servant. Born and raised in Essex County, he has made extensive contributions to the region as a volunteer, healthcare champion, and labour advocate. Elected to the Legislature in 2011, he has fought for occupational health and safety reform and advocated for a national agricultural policy designed to protect family farms from the pressures of globalization.He has also served on the boards of the Windsor Workers’ Action and Sexual Assault Crisis centres, and volunteered with the United Way and the Canadian Paraplegic Association. He has served as the NDP’s critic for labour, infrastructure, community safety and corrections, and co-chaired the Legislature’s Estimates Committee.
Taras pursued political science and labour studies at the University of Windsor. He and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for 10 years and make their home in Belle River with their two children.