There are so many things you can do to help improve public education in Toronto.
Step 1: The first step is to connect with others like yourself who’re deeply concerned about the state of public education in our city. Sending a rep from your group, agency or organization to our monthly meetings (4th Monday of each month except July and December) is a great way to do that. Or you can browse through our links page and find a member group that most closely fits your perspective and then get in touch with them directly.
Step 2: An important next step is to learn more about current issues. Use our site and the links to get up to date on the key issues, people and debates involved in this ongoing battle.
Step 3: Another good step is to start engaging. Comment on postings, news articles, facebook and twitter postings, leave comments on politicians’ blogs, leave comments on our blog – or even start your own blog!
The most important thing is to speak up and speak out and let those in power know that you’re not going to tolerate any further degradation in our school system. The key points are staying up to date, staying connected, and speaking out. If enough of us do that… we can rebuild public education in Toronto and create the best, well-funded system our kids and our neighbourhoods need and deserve.
Step 4: Contact your school trustee about the issues you feel are priority in your neighbourhood. Request tht they report on their progress on advancing these issues at the board. Check voting records of your trustee on this site.
TCDSB SCHOOL TRUSTEES
see: all current Trustee addresses www.tcdsb.org
TDSB SCHOOL TRUSTEES
Jerry Chadwick, Scarborough East Ward 22 416-397-3096 email@example.com
Shaun Chen, Scarborough Rouge River, Ward 21 416-397-3077 firstname.lastname@example.org
Soo Wong, Scarborough Agincourt Ward 20 416-397-3066 email@example.com
David Smith, Scarborough Centre Ward 19 416-397-3104 firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Moyer Scarborough Southwest Ward 18 416-393-8815 email@example.com
Michael Coteau, Don Valley East Ward 17 416-397-3086 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheila Cary‐Meagher, Beaches E. York Ward 16 416-395-8413 Sheila.Cary-Meagher@tdsb.on.ca
Cathy Dandy, Toronto Danforth Ward 15 416-397-3083 email@example.com
Shelley Laskin, St. Paul’s Ward 11 416-397-3094 firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Rodrigues, Davenport Ward 9 416-397-3069 email@example.com
Irene Atkinson, Parkdale High Park Ward 7 416-397-3091 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Tonks, York South Weston Ward 6 416-397-3098 email@example.com
Howard Kaplan, York Centre Ward 5 416.654.7105 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephnie Payne, York West Ward 4 416-397-2441 email@example.com
Pamela Gough Etobicoke-Lakeshore Ward 3 416-393-1972 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Glover, Etobicoke Centre Ward 2 416-397-3106 email@example.com
John Hastings, Etobicoke North Ward 1 416-397-3071 firstname.lastname@example.org