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School Council Workshops

Congratulations to school councils who have held successful elections and are now focusing on support parents and students through an array of events and activities. Each year the Parent and Community Engagement Office provides workshops across the system to support the important work of school council.

The Finance Department welcomes you to another school year at the TDSB. We look forward to working with new and returning school council members.

School councils play a key advisory role to their school and they also enjoy the possibility of raising funds to help enhance the educational experience for their students. The role of Treasurer is an integral role of managing the School Council’s finance and carries a lot of responsibility.School Council funds are the responsibility of all members of the school council and all members of the executive team are encouraged to view the School Council Financial Information Session.

At the School Council Financial Information session, you will learn:

  • About the funds available from school budget to assist the council with operational needs
  • How to access funds in the Budget for the council
  • The difference between Operational and Fundraising funds
  • About the School Generated (Non-Board) Financial Plan (purpose for collecting funds)
  • Appropriate use of School Generated Funds
  • What can be supported with School Generated Funds
  • Process for collecting School Generated Funds
  • Process for safeguarding School Generated Funds
  • How to deposits funds and issue payments
  • About monthly reporting to the Principal and School Council
  • About Semi-Annual and Annual Reporting to TDSB
  • School Cash Online and more!



The Finance Support Team will be offering a webinar in late October. More information will be posted as it becomes available.


TDSB Contact Persons


Do you have questions about the sessions? Please connect with any one of the Finance Support Officers and they will do their best to assist you.

Finance Support Officer Phone Email (scan)
Tina Gillis 416-395-9640
Janis Walker 416-395-9640
Helen Harela 416-395-9638
Ellen Kastner 416-395-9639
Brandie Waldriff 416-393-0146
Susanne Foster 416-395-8044
Abby Olubode 416-394-7258
Paula McLaughlin 416-395-8042
Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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