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Trustee Committees

TDSB Trustees meet at least nine times during the year for regular meetings of all trustees. There are also three standing committees and one permanent committee that meet and present reports at the regular Board meetings.

Members of the public are invited to bring forward issues and concerns to the appropriate standing committee through the delegation process.  The delegation procedure helps manage this process and ensures a fair and equal forum. Learn more about how you can make a delegation.

Toronto District School Board Organization

Chair of the Board, Trustee Robin Pilkey

Vice-Chair of the Board, Trustee Jennifer Arp

Standing Committees

Finance, Budget and Enrolment Committee


Trustee Tiffany Ford, Chair
Trustee Parthi Kandavel
Trustee Ken Lister, PPC rep
Trustee Alexandra Lulka, Vice-chair
Trustee Ausma Malik
Trustee Marit Stiles

Chair of the Board and Vice-Chair of the Board are ex officio members

Mandate

The Finance, Budget and Enrolment Committee shall review the impact of enrolment and policy change on the Board’s budget, including reviewing the impact of enrolment trends, and marketing strategies to bolster enrolment in declining areas of the city;  To consider strategies to balance the capital and operating budget over a multi-year period, and to make recommendations to the Board to balance the annual capital and operating budget.

Program and School Services Committee


Trustee Jerry Chadwick, Vice-chair
Trustee Chris Glover
Trustee Pamela Gough, Chair
Trustee Chris Moise
Trustee David Smith
Trustee Jennifer Story, PPC rep
Trustee Manna Wong

Chair of the Board and Vice-Chair of the Board are ex officio members

Mandate

The Program and School Services Committee shall consider and make recommendations to the Board on education matters referred to it for consideration. [Procedural Bylaw 10.3]

Governance and Policy Committee


Trustee Alexander Brown, Chair
Trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher, PPC rep
Trustee Gerri Gershon
Trustee Shelley Laskin, Vice-chair
Trustee Abdul Hai Patel
Trustee Avtar Minhas
Trustee Chris Tonks

Chair of the Board and Vice-Chair of the Board are ex officio members

Mandate

The Governance and Policy Committee shall consider and make recommendations to the Board on governance and policy matters referred to it for consideration 

Permanent Committee

Planning and Priorities Committee

Trustee Robin Pilkey, Chair of the Board

Trustee Jennifer Arp, Vice-chair of the Board

Trustee Tiffany Ford, Chair of the Finance , Budget and Enrolment Committee

Trustee Alexandra Lulka, Vice-chair of the Finance, Budget and Enrolment Committee 

Trustee Ken Lister, Representative of the Finance, Budget and Enrolment Committee 

Trustee Pamela Gough, Chair of the Program and School Services Committee

Trustee Jerry Chadwick, Vice Chair of the Program and School Services Committee

Trustee Jennifer StoryRepresentative of the Program and School Services Committee

Trustee Alexander Brown, Chair of the Governance and Policy
Committee 

Trustee Shelley Laskin, Vice-chair of the Governance and Policy
Committee 

Trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher, Representative of the Governance and Policy Committee 

Mandate

The Planning and Priorities Committee shall make recommendations to the Board on:

(a) the development and coordination of a strategic plan for the Board, in consultation with the Director and the standing committees;

(b) the Boards inter-governmental relations;

(c) the development and management of plans for senior leadership succession;

(d) professional development for members of the Board;

(e) other issues referred to it from time to time by the Board or the Chair of the Board; and

(f) facility and property matters, including property disposition, major capital projects, boundary changes. [Procedure Bylaw 11.3]

 

Statutory Committees

Audit Committee

Term ends November 30, 2018

Trustee Jennifer Arp

Trustee Gerri Gershon

Trustee Robin Pilkey

Trustee Jennifer Story

In accordance with O. Reg. 361

Parent Involvement Advisory Committee


Trustee Jennifer Arp

In accordance with O.Reg.612

Special Education Advisory Committee

Term ends November 30, 2018

Trustee Alexander Brown

Trustee Alexandra Lulka 

Trustee Abdul Hai Patel

In accordance with O.Reg.464  


Continuing Education Advisory Committee

Term ends November 30, 2018

Trustee Chris Glover

 

Parent Involvement Advisory Committee


Trustee Shelley Laskin

In accordance with O.Reg.612


Community Advisory Committees

Aboriginal Community Advisory Committee

Trustee Alexander Brown

Trustee Pamela Gough

Trustee Jerry Chadwick

As per Board policy P023: Parent and Community Involvement

Alternative Schools Community Advisory Committee

Trustee Ausma Malik

As per Board policy P023: Parent and Community Involvement

Black Student Achievement Community Advisory Committee

Trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher

Trustee Tiffany Ford

Trustee Chris Moise

Trustee David Smith

Community Use of Schools Advisory Committee

Trustee Chris Glover

Trustee Avtar Minhas

  • To facilitate ongoing feedback from community organizations on both the continued implementation of Policy P011, Community Use of Board Facilities;
  • To suggest improvements to the policy
  • To provide an opportunity to explore the concept of Integrated Service Delivery (ISD) with community agencies and groups.

Early Years Community Advisory Committee

Trustee Marit Stiles

Trustee Jennifer Story

As per Board policy P023: Parent and Community Involvement

Environmental Sustainability Community Advisory Committee

Trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher

Trustee Pamela Gough

As per Board policy P023: Parent and Community Involvement

Equity Policy Advisory Committee

Trustee Alexander Brown

As per Board policy P023: Parent and Community Involvement

French as a Second Language Advisory Committee

Trustee Pamela Gough

Trustee Robin Pilkey

As per Board policy P023: Parent and Community Involvement

Inner City Advisory Committee

Trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher

Trustee Avtar Minhas

As per Board policy P023: Parent and Community Involvement

  • To identify a school within each of the seven clusters and facilitate the implementation, monitoring and review
  • To report back to Board by September 2005 on the selection of the model schools in the identified clusters and design work plans for implementation starting September 2006

 

Student Nutrition Advisory Committee

(To be determined)

To bring nutrition matters forward to the Board through the Program and Schools Services Committee in order to build healthy schools to enhance student well-being and achievement and build strong confident members of society.

Special and Ad Hoc Committees

Health and Mental Well-being Committee

Trustee Pamela Gough

Trustee Shelley Laskin

Trustee Abdul Hai Patel

Trustee Chris Tonks

(a) To consider matters related to Health and Mental Well-being to guide and shape the work within the board.

(b) To consider public health matters that relate to the Board’s students and employees;

(c) To consider health and safety standards for children and youth in schools;

(d) To meet as needed; to a maximum of 4 times per year;

(e) To report and present recommendations to the Program and School Services Committee 


 

 

House Committee

Trustee Alexander Brown

Trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher

Trustee Jerry Chadwick

Trustee Gerri Gershon

Trustee Ken Lister

Trustee Chris Moise

To consider matters related to trustees and trustee services

Negotiations Steering Committee

Trustee Jennifer Arp

Trustee Jerry Chadwick

Trustee Gerri Gershon

Trustee Alexandra Lulka

Trustee Chris Moise

Trustee Robin Pikley

Trustee Marit Stiles


(i) To consider and make recommendations to the Board on collective bargaining and employee contract negotiations matters

(ii) To provide timely advice to Board staff on the conduct of negotiations during collective bargaining


Director’s Performance Appraisal Committee

Trustee Robin Pilkey, Chair

Trustee Chris Moise, Vice-chair

Trustee Jennifer Arp

Trustee Jerry Chadwick

Trustee Gerri Gershon

Trustee Pamela Gough

Trustee Parthi Kandavel

 


Organizations External to the Board

Canadian National Exhibition

Trustee Tiffany Ford

Ontario Public School Boards' Association

Directors:

Trustee Jennifer Arp

Trustee Shelley Laskin, Vice-president, Enrolment

Trustee Parthi Kandavel

Alternate Directors:

Trustee Gerri Gershon

Trustee David Smith

Voting Delegate: Trustee Shelley Laskin

Alternate Voting Delegate: Trustee Jennifer Arp


Toronto Foundation for Student Success Directors

Term ends November 30, 2018

Trustee Robin Pilkey

Trustee Marit Stiles

Trustee Manna Wong

Toronto Lands Corporation Directors

Term ends November 30, 2018

Trustee Alexander Brown

Trustee Jerry Chadwick

Trustee Gerri Gershon

Trustee Avtar Minhas

TLC's Swim Toronto Committee

Trustee Chris Moise

Student Trustee (to be determined)

Applegrove Community Complex Board of Management

Term ends November 30, 2018

Trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher

City of Toronto’s Board of Health

Term ends November 30, 2018

Trustee Chris Glover

City-School Boards Advisory Committee

Term ends November 30, 2018

Trustee Pamela Gough

Trustee Jennifer Story

City of Toronto's Children’s Services Advisory Committee

Term ends November 30, 2018

The City of Toronto Services Advisory is now complete and no more meetings taking place

Trustee Pamela Gough

Toronto Student Transportation Group

Staff Committee

Trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher

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