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 the voting record of your trustee on this site.
TCDSB SCHOOL TRUSTEES
View all Trustee contacts: www.tcdsb.org
TDSB SCHOOL TRUSTEES
Jerry Chadwick, Scarborough East Ward 22 416-397-3096 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shaun Chen, Scarborough Rouge River, Ward 21 416-397-3077 email@example.com
Soo Wong, Scarborough Agincourt Ward 20 416-397-3066 firstname.lastname@example.org
David Smith, Scarborough Centre Ward 19 416-397-3104 email@example.com
Elizabeth Moyer Scarborough Southwest Ward 18 416-393-8815 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Coteau, Don Valley East Ward 17 416-397-3086 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelley Laskin, St. Paul’s Ward 11 416-397-3094 email@example.com
Maria Rodrigues, Davenport Ward 9 416-397-3069 firstname.lastname@example.org
Irene Atkinson, Parkdale High Park Ward 7 416-397-3091 email@example.com
Chris Tonks, York South Weston Ward 6 416-397-3098 firstname.lastname@example.org
Howard Kaplan, York Centre Ward 5 416.654.7105 email@example.com
Stephnie Payne, York West Ward 4 416-397-2441 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pamela Gough Etobicoke-Lakeshore Ward 3 416-393-1972 email@example.com
Chris Glover, Etobicoke Centre Ward 2 416-397-3106 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Hastings, Etobicoke North Ward 1 416-397-3071 email@example.com