This afternoon, Robin
Pilkey, Trustee for Ward 7, was acclaimed the new Chair of the Toronto District
School Board. Pilkey replaces Shaun Chen, who resigned as Chair last week to
run in the federal election.
Chartered Accountant, Pilkey was first elected as Trustee for Ward 7
(Parkdale-High Park) in the fall of 2014. Prior to her election, she served as
Chair of the Ward 7 Council and chaired the parent advisory committees at Swansea
Public School and Western Technical-Commercial School.
As Chair, Trustee and
TDSB parent, Robin is committed to achieving quality and equity of opportunity
for students through financially sustainable solutions. Working together with
her fellow Trustees, the City of Toronto, and the Province of Ontario, she is
also passionate about continuing to build upon the TDSB’s work to develop
schools as hubs for the community.
Pilkey’s term will end November 30, 2015 – after which Trustees will hold the
annual Organizational Board meeting to select the Chair among other positions.
Pilkey’s election as Chair, Acting Chair Sheila Cary-Meagher will resume her
duties as Vice-Chair of the Toronto District School Board.
next regular Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, 2015.
want to offer my sincere thanks to my fellow Trustees for placing their faith
in me as Chair — a role that I approach with both a fresh perspective and a
renewed sense of optimism. While there are challenges ahead, I’m confident that
our Board will meet them head on.”
- Robin Pilkey, Chair, TDSB