TDSB Trustee Anu Sriskandarajah

Reminder for Kindergarten Registration

The TDSB is looking forward to welcoming you and your child at school in September! To attend Junior Kindergarten in September, children must turn 4 years old by December 31. To register for Senior Kindergarten, children must be 5 years old by December 31. For more information about the Kindergarten program and registration requirements, please visit

TDSB Student Census

The TDSB Student Census was first administered in 2006 and this year will be the fourth administration. This work has been recognized by the Ministry of Education and other organizations for the comprehensive and evidence-informed approach to improvement.

The TDSB Student Census has been designed to gather information about students’ perceptions and identities, including participation in school activities, safety, well-being, mental health, outdoor learning, etc. When students share their experiences, staff are then able to better develop school and system programs to better support them and eliminate the barriers to learning and positive school experiences.

The Student Census is tentatively planned to be launched at the end of March, with information shared with families following March Break and students expected to complete the surveys throughout the month of April.

Ontario Human Rights Commission

on Code Obligations of Education Officials

In February, the OHRC released their statement on code obligations of education officials:

The OHRC has stated they are aware and concerned about violence directed at education officials doing human rights work as set out in the Ontario Human Rights Code and implementing government policy.

The OHRC has also released a changed strategic plan, Human Rights First: A plan for belonging in Ontario, which desires to better the accountability of the education sector and building public capacity to address hate. Duty-holders, such as the Ministry of Education and school boards, have a legal duty to ensure that education is provided in line with the Code.

TCDSB Trustee Garry Tanuan

We have surpassed our 100 days of school and with March Break upon us, it won’t be long before we reach the finish line! We still have a lot to accomplish and celebrate, especially during the Holy season of Lent.

Celebrating Author’s Night

On February 23, St. Mother Teresa’s parent council hosted a virtual event featuring amazing speakers sharing awe-inspiring stories. Among the honorary guests was our very own SMT alumni poet laureate Randell Adjei. Learn more about Randell as an inspirational speaker at:

Lift Jesus Higher Rally

A wonderful opportunity to spend the day with friends and family at the largest annual Spirit-filled Lenten event in Canada. The event runs on Saturday, March 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Call 416-222-8282 ext. 2374 or email for complimentary tickets available for eligible TCDSB Youth.

Adult Education – Essential Skills Training

This program is open to Ontario residents, 19 years or older who are legally able to work in Canada and who speak English at an intermediate level. Classes are tailored to each learner’s needs. Questions?

Upcoming Board Meetings

Board meetings will be held virtually for public access and can be viewed on the Board website


Questions? Contact: Trustee Garry Tanuan 416-512-3408 or 416-222-8282 ext. 2659 Constituency Officer: Ida Serpe.