TDSB Trustee Anu Sriskandarajah

Happy New Year! Hope you all had wonderful, restful holidays filled with family, fun and laughter.

Celebrating Good News

I encourage you to read about some of the recent events, initiatives and great things happening across the Toronto District School Board, including: Founder and Elder of TDSB’s Kâpapâmahchakwêw / Wandering Spirit School receives Order of Ontario

Winter Weather and Transportation

From time to time, it may be necessary to cancel student transportation, classes and/or programs because of severe weather. On rare occasions, severe weather makes it necessary to close schools, administrative offices or sites.

When schools remain open on days with inclement weather, parents/guardians/caregivers make the final decision on whether to send their children to school. Should a cancellation or closure be necessary, information will be posted on the TDSB website and TDSB social media by 6 a.m. See

TDSB Student Census Results

In the spring, the TDSB conducted its fourth Student Census, which resulted in a response rate of approximately 58% across all grades. The Student Census asks students important questions about school experiences and identities and it is an opportunity for students to provide valuable information to help improve our schools and system. Please visit this link to view census results:

 Education Ministry Information Sheets

The Ministry of Education has created information sheets to keep parents/guardians/caregivers informed about important issues or initiatives and to help your children reach their full potential:

Suicide Prevention Helpline 988

On November 30, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) through the Canadian Radio and Television Corporation (CRTC) announced a national three-digit Mental Health and Suicide Prevention hotline number, 988. Learn more at:

TCDSB Trustee Garry Tanuan

A blessed 2024 New Year to one and all! Our TCDSB schools were abuzz throughout the month of December with the return of in-person Advent masses, Christmas concerts, and presentations! We pray that you and your family had the opportunity to rest and enjoy time with loved ones.

Short Video Contest Finalists

Eighty-six Ontario schools participated in the 2023 OCSTA Student Short Video Contest with the theme “We are Called to Love”. The awesome video submissions from Francis Libermann Catholic High School, Our Lady of Grace, and St. René Goupil made it to the short-list of finalists. Congratulations! We encourage everyone in our Ward 8 community to support and vote for our finalist schools by visiting 

FPCBP Scholarship Program 2024

Applications for the Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business & Professional (FPCBP) Inc. are now open. Grade 12 students of Portuguese descent can apply. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $4,000. The application deadline is January 13.

African Canadian Heritage Mass and Cultural Exposé

Open to students in Grades 5 to 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on February 29 at St. Mother Teresa Catholic Academy. Schools are encouraged to register by February 9. Light snacks will be provided. Questions? Email:

2024 Friars Student Writing Contest

Open to students aged 13-19 and currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school or equivalent program. First place winner will receive a Samsung Galaxy S23 phone. Read the full rules. Submission deadline is January 15 by 2 p.m.

National Indigenous Scholarship Program

Three awards at $50,000 each are available to Indigenous students who are applying from Canadian high schools for full-time studies at Western University. Apply before the deadline of March 14.

Catholic Parent Involvement Committee

CPIC is a provincially mandated and funded committee of the School Board. The focus of the committee is to support student academic achievement through increased parent involvement.

FAQs and Questions? Contact: Trustee Garry Tanuan 416-512-3408 or 416-222-8282 ext. 2660.