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Welcome, and thank you for visiting my Ward web page.

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my Ward web page. Whether you are a student, parent or resident, as your elected representative for the TDSB, it is my role to advocate on your behalf. On the TDSB site, and on this page, you can stay informed on what’s happening at the Board, including policies under review, program updates and discussions around new initiatives to improve student success.

On this site, you can also learn more about ways you can get involved and participate in the education process, like attending Board meetings or checking out other volunteer opportunities. Education is a shared responsibility, and I welcome and encourage your participation in our public school system. 

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Here are some useful links to get you started:

Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program - Spring 2017


Toastmasters International is a global non-profit organization developing public speaking and leadership skills through practice and feedback in local clubs since 1924. The organization also encourages public speaking in youth through their Youth Leadership Program.

Thanks to a local Toastmasters member who volunteered her time, I was able to offer the program for high school students in my ward this past fall. With the program being such a great success, we have decided to host it again for a brand new set of students. 

The program will be presented in 8 sessions, held every Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm, beginning on March 23rd, 2017 and ending on May 11th, 2017. Each session usually lasts about 2 hours. Meetings will be taking place at Earl Haig SS Library.

Applications are open to any students from Grade 9 -12, who attend school or live in Willowdale. Students are able to participate for free, but space is limited. Participants will have a chance to submit their applications until Friday, March 10th, 2017, and once all applications are in, a lottery process will take place to choose the 25 students accepted into the program.

For more information, I have attached the information sheet below, as well as the application form. Any questions about the program, or completed applications forms can be sent to


Information Sheet                  Application Form

Willowdale Ward Meetings

Every year, we hold a number of meetings in Willowdale at local schools to which all those who are interested in education in Willowdale are invited.  We often invite guest speakers as well. These are prominent educators and education experts to give advice on how to best support the needs of the TDSB's students. We also give updates on current educational happenings and organize events to benefit schools across Willowdale. 


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Trustee Alexander Brown

Ward 12, Willowdale
5050 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
M2N 5N8

Tel: 416-395-8787

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