Trustee Anu Sriskandarajah

TDSB Student Census

Share your voice! The TDSB Student Census is a confidential and voluntary survey that asks our students important questions about their school experiences and identities. It is an opportunity for students to share their voice and provide valuable information to help us improve our schools and system. We are asking all parents/guardians/caregivers and/or students to consider filling out a census survey online. For more information, please visit and read the Student Census Questions and Answers.

Multi-Year Strategic Plan Update

The Board will be engaging in community consultation to inform the multi-year strategic plan until October. Members of the TDSB community will be able to participate in various ways, such as through an online survey or through in-person and virtual discussions. They will also be able to facilitate discussions among parent groups, committees or community organizations and submit their input online, by email or by mail. The online survey is housed on Qualtrics, which allows Google Translate to translate the survey into various languages. The process will also engage with community organizations to encourage their input. In-person and virtual sessions will have accommodations and interpreters upon request.

Latin-America History Month

Latin-America History Month was proudly recognized at the TDSB during the month of April. This year’s theme was “(Decolonizing) Latin-America History Month & Beyond: Honouring & Uplifting the Real Hxstories and Multiplicities of Our Identities.” The “x” in HXStories was purposefully chosen to decentre patriarchal HIStories and tell multiple stories – historical, lived and living.

Sikh Heritage Month

Sikh Heritage Month has proudly been recognized at the TDSB during the month of April. Sikh Heritage Month is recognized nationally across Canada. Sikh Canadians have lived in Ontario since the turn of the 20th century. They have made significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of Ontario and their traditions and culture continue to be a vibrant part of every aspect of Canadian life today.

TCDSB Trustee Garry Tanuan

Budget Consultation 2023-2024

The Ministry of Education requires school boards to submit a balanced budget by June 30 each year. On April 18, the Board held a Virtual Town Hall inviting all stakeholders to participate. The meeting provided an overview of the budget process and allowed participants the opportunity to ask questions. For more information about the process, you can view this year’s budget framework at

Community Engagement Policy & Handbook

Home, school and parish community feedback are being solicited for the current Community Engagement Policy T.07 and its related Community Engagement Guideline & Handbook. Have your say on the current policy and proposed changes by writing your local trustee and TCDSB Communications Director

TCDSB Admissions Policy Changes

The Admissions and Placement of Elementary Policy is being amended to permit the admission of Christian Orthodox children, including those affiliated with the See of Constantinople or Alexandria.

Bullying Prevention and Intervention

Recommendations have been made to update our Bullying Prevention and Intervention Policy (S.S.11). The Board Governance and Policy Committee (GAP) has sent the current policy with the proposed revisions and its accompanying Procedural Guidelines to all parent groups for consultation. For more information:

Francis Libermann Students Advance

Congratulations to Youmna Assad and Samantha Papilla for advancing to the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Edmonton! The Grade 11 students, from Francis Libermann’s STEAM program, presented their project at the Toronto Regional Fair at UTSC. They won a gold medal and both received a $1,000 entrance scholarship to the University of Ottawa for their tremendous effort. Their project, The Framework that Survives Hurricanes, is one of seven chosen for Team Toronto, proudly representing the TCDSB at the Canada-Wide Science Fair.

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