TDSBTrustee Anu Sriskandarajah

Providing Medical Masks for Students

Trustees with the Toronto District School Board have approved a motion to purchase Level 3 medical grade masks for TDSB students. While students may continue to wear their own mask as per the TDSB’s COVID-19 Mask Procedure, one medical mask per day will be made available to all students until the end of the school year should they wish to wear them.

Mental Health and Well-Being

Every day, the TDSB supports and focuses on the mental health and well-being of all students. Professional Support Services staff continue to develop resources to support students and their families. Check out the new grade-specific Choice Boards:

TDSB System Calendar

There are many ways for parents/guardians and school community members to get involved and participate in TDSB activities and events. Check our new system calendar to see what’s going on:

English Classes for Adult Newcomers

The TDSB’s Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) is the largest LINC provider in Canada. All sites provide free care for newcomer children, so adult newcomers can gain English instruction without worrying about childcare. Visit to learn more.

Vaccination Clinics

The TDSB continues to work with health-care partners to support vaccination clinics for students.

Black Student Achievement

The February Newsletter for the Centre of Excellence for Black Student Acheivement is available at For additional information, visit or follow @tdsb_cebsa on Instagram and Twitter.

African Heritage Month

In February, the TDSB proudly recognized African Heritage Month. It was an occasion to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of peoples of African descent. The theme for 2021-22 was NIA: Walking in Our Purpose.

Chinese Heritage Month

The TDSB was proud to recognize Chinese Heritage Month during the month of February. This year it coincided with one of the most important Chinese celebrations, the Lunar New Year, which began on February 1.

TCDSB Trustee Garry Tanuan

Child Care Funding

On January 26, I joined Education Minister Stephen Lecce, Minister Raymond Cho, and Principal Susan Scott in announcing $0.5 million for 49 childcare spaces at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School.

St. Mother Teresa Catholic Academy

Principal Jose Alberto Flores was featured in the Scarborough Mirror on how “St. Mother Teresa tries to ‘Change the Narrative’ left in Malvern.” For the full story: Scarborough’s-St.-Mother-Teresa-tries-to-‘change-the-narrative’-left-in-Malvern-by-media

Children’s Corner E-Books and Storytelling

Sentro Rizal of the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto launched “Children’s Corner,” featuring e-books and storytelling sessions by the officers of the Consulate General. Children’s Corner will be updated with cultural materials that will stir the interest of Filipinos and Filipino-Canadians overseas of all ages. Visit the website:

Paralympian Abi Tripp visits St. Brendan

On February 4, students at St. Brendan Catholic School enjoyed a virtual presentation from Paralympic Athlete Abi Tripp. Abi is a two-time Paralympian, 2019 World Para Swimming Championship medalist and 2018 Commonwealth Games medalist. Abi shared how swimming is for everyone through the Pools to Schools program. Her message: “Be patient. Be humble. Be kind.”

Toonie Tuesday!

The Angel Foundation for Learning organized a civvies day on February 22 to support students and families in need for basic life essentials. Participants were invited to make a suggested donation of $2 and classes were entered in a draw for a chance to win prizes. The donation deadline is March 4.


Trustee Garry Tanuan 416-512-3408 or 416.222-8282 ext. 2659 (Constituency Officer Ida Serpe).