Toronto District School Board

Delegations - Public Input

The TDSB is committed to advocacy for students, parents and communities. We welcome members of the public to bring forward issues and concerns they have, to the appropriate standing committee, through delegations.

Our delegation procedure helps us manage this process and ensure a fair and equal forum. In addition to verbal presentations, written submissions will also be accepted.


  1. Subject Matter
    Delegations may address a standing committee on an item on the agenda or on another matter relevant to the mandate of the committee. [See also Section 6, Limitations]

  2. Confidential Matters
    Requests by delegations to appear before a committee on matters which are deemed to be of a confidential nature, (Section 207 (1) and (2) of the Education Act), will be considered in private session.

  3. Requests to Appear
    Requests by delegations and individuals to speak to a standing committee must be submitted in writing (e-mail) to Linda Mendonca, Administrative Liaison, Governance and Board Services by 4 p.m., two business days before the day of the committee meeting. 

    Requests must include:
    • the topic that will be addressed
    • the name of the speaker
    • address of the speaker
    • contact information for the speaker (phone, fax, e-mail)
    • the name of the organization (if the speaker is representing an organization such as a school council or community group)

    E-mail: Linda Mendonca ( )

  4. Time Allotted
    The length of time allotted for presentation by a delegation will be up to five minutes.

  5. Questions
    Following presentations, members of the committee and other trustees may ask brief questions for clarification only, for a period of time which will be at the discretion of the Chair.

  6. Limitations
    A standing committee will hear up to ten delegations at one meeting.
    • Delegates may speak once only on any particular matter and only at one Committee annually.
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