About Brody

Meet Brody

Born and raised in St. Catharines, Brody attended Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School and Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School. 

Throughout his schooling, Brody played an active role as student council president, chair of the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life, chair of the school's Anti-Bullying Committee and Niagara Catholic District School Board student senator.

From a young age, Brody showed a strong commitment to fostering a more vibrant community while supporting local small businesses. He created the "Raider Card" initiative at his high school that helped students participate in school events at a reduced price and encouraged them to buy local to support the surrounding business community. 

For his efforts, Brody received the Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Award as well as the Gene Luczkiw scholarship from the Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. He is also a two-time recipient of the Niagara Catholic District School Board Catch the Spirit Award. 

Education and Experience

Upon graduating high school, Brody attended the University of Toronto as a National Scholar recognized as one of the top 10 students across Canada. In June 2018, he obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Political Science and History. 

While in school full-time, Brody began working as a MPP assistant at Queen's Park and in the local constituency office. It was in this job that Brody was able to help citizens of St. Catharines of all ages by navigating the government, answering questions, advocating on their behalf, and helping find affordable housing options. 

Brody is currently working with the Grape Growers of Ontario as a marketing analyst. 

Community Involvement

Brody has been an active volunteer with community events including: 

  • Pumpkinville
  • the St. Alfred's Christmas Food Drive
  • the Niagara-on-the-Lake Christmas Parade
  • the Grape and Wine Parade
  • as an advisor and event chair for the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life
  • as a recruiter for the Rankin Cancer Run 
  • the Niagara Catholic District School Board Pilgrimage

Brody is also a member of St. Alfred's Parish 

Brody's Family

Brody's family has been living in the Niagara Region since the early 1900s. His great-grandfather, Chuck Richardson, was an early race car driver with Merrittville Speedway and was inducted into the Merrittville Hall of Fame. 

His grandmother, Charlene Longmuir, worked as a personal loans officer with CIBC in St. Catharines while his grandfather, Donald Longmuir Sr., worked at General Motors on Ontario Street. 

Brody's grandfather on his mother's side, James Bartkiw, is a former teacher and tender fruit farmer in Lincoln and former chairman of the Jordan Lions Club Minor Hockey Association. 

His father, Don Longmuir Jr., worked as the union head of Fort Erie Racetrack Slots before opening up his own small business. 

Brody's mother, Jennifer Longmuir, works as a marketing associate at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls.