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Student Senate Election (2020-21)

The Toronto District School Board is committed to providing an equitable experience for all of the Student Senate candidates. Should you have a concern related to your ability to participate in the Student Senate Elections due to access to technology, please contact either Leslie Fox at Leslie.Fox@tdsb.on.ca or at 416-395-3903 or Alison MacLachlan at Alison.Maclachlan@tdsb.on.ca.

The Toronto District School Board is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 Student Senate, including the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, Communications Officer, Conference Chair, Alternative School Rep and Learning Centre Reps.

The mandate of Student Senate is to provide consistent, responsive representation of all TDSB students at the appropriate levels, and to help ensure students' needs and interests are met with the proper attention. This year, to reflect the voices of all students and the way education is currently delivered due to COVID-19, each Learning Centre will have a rep from in-person learning and Virtual Shool.

Interested students are asked to apply online by Friday, December 4. Each position is open to Grade 9 – 12 students, with the exception of the Learning Centre Reps, which is open to Grade 7 – 12 students. Official candidates will be asked to prepare a short campaign video, which will be posted online to promote their candidacy and help students make an informed decision when they vote. Campaign videos will be available from Monday, January 18 to Wednesday, January 27.

Voting will take place online on Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, January 27.

Please note that Student Trustees were elected separately in June 2020 for the 2020-21 school year. This election was delayed due to the various impacts of COVID-19.

If you have any questions, please contact Principal Alison MacLachlan.

REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Communications Officer
  • Conference Chair
  • Alternative School Rep
  • Learning Centre Reps

TIMELINE

  • Application Deadline
    • Friday, Dec. 4
  • View Candidates and Campaign Videos
    • Jan. 18 - 27
  • Voting Day
    • Tuesday, Jan. 26 and Wednesday, Jan. 27
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