The growth of our province depends on high-quality, publicly-funded education. Education is the second largest item in the provincial budget and with the upcoming fall election, it is important that our community have the facts needed to make an informed decision on October 6.
To raise awareness about public education issues the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association has declared today, September 20, Education Day. In support, many Toronto School Board Trustees are organizing meetings across the system to offer our community an opportunity to:
- Learn more about issues affecting public education in Ontario
- Hear from each of your local candidates from the four major provincial parties and understand their position on key issues
- Speak up and ask questions
Meetings are being held across the city and we hope that you will join us and attend your local event and learn about the issues impacting Toronto schools.
Chair of the Board of Trustees
|Riding||Host Trustee||Location||Date and Time||Add’l Info|
|Beaches-East York||Sheila Cary-Meagher||Secord PS (Gym)||Sept. 20, 7 PM|
|Davenport||Maria Rodrigues||Bloor CI (small auditorium)||Sept. 20, 7 PM|
|Don Valley East||Organized and hosted by Angela Jonsson||Don Mills CI ( Cafetorium)||Sept. 20, 6 PM|
|Don Valley West||Gerri Gershon||York Mills CI ( Titan Hall)||Sept. 20, 7:00 PM||Moderated by former Student Trustee Zane Schwartz|
|Eglinton-Lawrence||Howard Goodman||John Polanyi CI||Sept. 20, 7 PM||Moderated by senior CBC and TVO journalist/anchor Piya Chattopadhyay|
|Etobicoke Centre||Chris Glover||Martingrove CI (auditorium)||Sept. 20, 7 PM||Moderated by Peter Kuitenbrower from the National Post|
|Etobicoke-Lakeshore||Pamela Gough||Etobicoke School of the Arts||Sept. 20, 7 PM||Moderated by Kate Hammer, education reporter for the Globe and MailAnnie Kidder of People for Education will be one of the community panel members who will ask questions of the candidates.
Childcare will be available.
|Parkdale High Park||Irene Atkinson||Bishop Marrocco SS (auditorium)||Sept. 20, 7 PM|
|St. Paul’s||Shelley Laskin||Northern SS (auditorium)||Sept. 20, 7 PM||Moderated by Toronto Star Education reporter Louise Brown|
|Scarborough-Agincourt||Organized and hosted by Marjorie Daw & Sude Singh||Kennedy PS (double gym)||Sept. 20, 6 PM|
|Scarborough-Centre||David Smith||Scarborough Civic Centre, Meeting Hall||Sept. 20, 6:30 PM|
|Scarborough-East||Jerry Chadwick||Sir Oliver Mowat||Sept. 20, 7 PM||Moderated by Bill Hindle, retired educator|
|Scarborough-Rouge River||Shaun Chen||Albert Campbell (Cafeteria)||Sept. 20, 7 PM||Moderated by Share columnist Murphy Browne|
|Scarborough Southwest||Elizabeth Moyer||CANCELLED||No Meeting|
|Toronto Centre – Rosedale||Sheila Ward||Jesse Ketchum Junior and Senior Public School||Sept. 20, 7 PM|
|Toronto Danforth||Cathy Dandy||Danforth CI (large auditorium)||Sept. 20, 7 PM||Moderated by Kris Rushowy, Education Reporter from the Toronto Star|
|Trinity Spadina||Chris Bolton||Central Tech (auditorium)||Sept. 20, 7 PM|
|Willowdale||Mari Rutka||McKee PS (double gym)||Sept. 20, 7 PM||Moderated by Toronto Sun Columnist Moira MacDonald|
|York Centre||Howard Kaplan||Sheppard PS/Africentric AS (Large Gymnasium)||Sept. 20, 6:30 PM|
|York South Weston||Chris Tonks||York Memorial CI (Auditorium)||Sept. 20, 7 PM|
|York West||Stephnie Payne||Brookview MS (gymnasium)||Sept. 20, 6:30 PM|