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Budget Town Hall Meetings
The TDSB is holding two virtual Budget Town Hall meetings to ensure that all members of the TDSB community have the opportunity to hear directly from staff about the 2023-24 budget, ask questions and share feedback. Join us on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. to take part. Members of the public can also sign up to delegate at a Special FBEC meeting on Monday, June 12 at 4:30 p.m. The deadline to register a delegation for this meeting is Friday, June 9 at 12 p.m. Learn more.
Director’s Leadership Report
At the last Board meeting, Director of Education Colleen Russell-Rawlins shared her monthly Leadership Report where she expressed her gratitude for the invaluable contributions made by community organizations in delivering impactful tutoring programs to TDSB students. She provided an update on the Year 1 Report of the Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement, which outlines significant actions taken since June 2022. She also reaffirmed the TDSB's commitment to supporting student pathways in skilled trades and apprenticeships. And lastly, she acknowledged and celebrated the winners and participants of the first-ever Innovation Challenge.
Bill 98
During a deputation before the province’s Standing Committee on Social Policy, Chair Chernos Lin outlined the significant concerns about Bill 98 - the Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act, which, if passed, would impact a number of different areas for school boards across the province. 
Multi-Year Strategic Plan (MYSP) Renewal – Have Your Say
We want to hear from you! Please complete the MYSP online survey and share your thoughts about what the TDSB’s priorities should be for 2023-2027. Learn more about how to contribute at  
Learn4Life – Summer Registration Now Open!
TDSB’s Learn4Life provides a wide variety of general interest courses for adults 18+ and seniors. Courses, offered remotely and in-person, allow learners to take up new hobbies, learn new skills, and meet new friends. Summer courses include: Introduction to Community Interpreting, Bollywood Dance Fitness, and Tennis for True Beginners. For more information and to register, visit 
TDSB Backpacks & School Supplies Drive
We know that backpacks and school supplies can be expensive and represent a difficult purchase for some students and families. We encourage you to participate in TDSB’s Backpack & School Supplies Drive. The drive will run until the end of September. We are accepting donations of new products, including backpacks (gender neutral coloured with no commercial logos preferred), lunch bags, crayons, calculators, notebooks and basic school supplies. If you are interested in supporting this great cause for TDSB students, please complete an online donation form. For more information contact
School Year Calendar
The end of the school year is near! Please mark your calendars - the first day of school for the 2023-2024 School Year will be Tuesday, September 5, 2023! For a full list of key dates for the upcoming school year, please visit the School Year Calendar web page.
National Indigenous History Month
June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a time to celebrate and learn from First Nations, Métis and Inuit people about the diverse cultures, histories, experiences, creations, perspectives, and achievements. Learn More
June is Pride Month
In June, the TDSB marks Pride Month across all TDSB schools and sites. Pride Month is a time to celebrate 2SLGBTQIA+ communities and reflect on the important work that must continue to make our schools and workplaces more inclusive, welcoming and affirming for all. Learn more.  
Italian Heritage Month
Italian Heritage Month is proudly recognized during the month of June at the TDSB since May 2012. The Province of Ontario also marks Italian Heritage Month since 2010 because the Italian Heritage Month Act was passed. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Christie Pits riot that took place in Toronto in August 1933. To commemorate this moment in history, the TDSB’s Jewish Heritage Committee in collaboration with the Italian Heritage Committee are offering TDSB students a chance to learn about the largest race riot in Canadian history. Learn more.
Portuguese-Speaking Heritage Month
Portuguese-Speaking Heritage Month is proudly recognized during the month of June at the TDSB and has been since 2011. The Province of Ontario passed the Celebration of Portuguese Heritage Act in 2001. This year our theme is Alegria / Joy! The contributions of the Portuguese-speaking community to Canada are significant as they include the arts, sports, music, culinary arts, and many professional contributions to education and medicine. Learn more.
Board Meeting Notes
The following items were approved or received by the Board of Trustees at the Regular Board Meeting on May 2023:
  • Approval of the Learning Opportunities Index Policy: Phase 1 [P067]
  • Approval of the Out-of-Area Admissions Policy revisions [P013]
  • The Board resolved that the Chair write a letter to the Ministry of Education recommending thatthe course ,IDC4U: Deconstructing Anti-Black Racism, be accredited as a University pathway course with its own dedicated course code.
  • The Board resolved that the Chair write a letter to the Ministry of Education requesting an urgent meeting to discuss the budget gaps identified by the TDSB.
  • The Board also deferred a decision on a motion for  the Director to pause the current program reduction implementation and add back a complement of aquatic instructors to ensure full swim programming for students in all schools with pools for 2023-24 until the June 13 meeting. 
For more information, including a full list of Board Decisions, please read the Summary of Decisions.
Upcoming Meetings
The next regular Board Meeting is on Wednesday, June 14, 2023. For a list of upcoming meetings, please click on the calendar on the main webpage of
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TDSB Trustees

Dennis Hastings
Ward 1 - Etobicoke North

Dan MacLean
Ward 2 - Etobicoke Centre

Patrick Nunziata
Ward 3 - Etobicoke-Lakeshore

Matias de Dovitiis
Ward 4 - Humber River - Black Creek

Alexandra Lulka

Ward 5 - York Centre

Liban Hassan
Ward 6 - York South-Weston

Debbie King
Ward 7 - Parkdale-High Park

Shelley Laskin
Ward 8 - Eglinton - Lawrence and Toronto-St. Paul's

Alexis Dawson
Ward 9 - Davenport and Spadina - Fort York

Deborah Williams
Ward 10 - University - Rosedale and Toronto Centre

Rachel Chernos Lin
Ward 11 - Don Valley West

Weidong Pei
Ward 12 - Willowdale

James Li
Ward 13 - Don Valley North

Farzana Rajwani
Ward 14 - Don Valley East

Sara Ehrhardt
Ward 15 - Toronto-Danforth

Michelle Aarts
Ward 16 - Beaches-East York

Neethan Shan
Ward 17 - Scarborough Centre

Malika Ghous
Ward 18 - Scarborough Southwest

Zakir Patel
Ward 19 - Scarborough - Guildwood

Manna Wong
Ward 20 - Scarborough-Agincourt

Yalini Rajakulasingam
Ward 21 - Scarborough North

Anu Sriskandarajah
Ward 22 - Scarborough - Rouge Park

Jeffrey Osaro
Student Trustee

Naomi Musa
Student Trustee

Isaiah Shafqat

Student Trustee
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