Toronto District School Board

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. 

Ward Map

Here are some useful links to get you started:

Willowdale School News - WSN

Stay up-to-date on public education and local school news by subscribing to my e-newsletter, the Willowdale School News (WSN).  Once or twice a month, I send information about what is happening at the TDSB and local venues.  To subscribe, send an email to:  
The WSN is also archived here on my website.  Click on the WSN link on the upper-left side to read past issues. 

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.  Meetings run from 7-9 p.m. Here are this year's meeting dates: 

Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Thursday, 21 November 2013
Monday, 13 January 2014
Saturday, 22 February 2014, Help is Here! Information Fair
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Thursday, 15 May 2014

Information Fair

Help is Here! 

Family Services Fair and Youth Job Fair

This annual event is aimed at supporting Willowdale residents. Information is available from a wide variety of community agencies, government services, and TDSB departments that provide programs, telephone/online support and other services for students and their families.

The Youth Job Fair is usually a great success, drawing students from all areas of the city.  Employment Agencies are invited to be part of the Job Fair to share information on the ways students looking for work are supported, especially those looking for volunteer opportunities and summer employment or going directly to work after completing high school.  Employers are invited to distribute application forms and information on opportunities and hiring processes.

For more information, please call us at 416-397-3061 or email or

If you have suggestions for other ways to keep in touch or wish to contact us with concerns or ideas, please feel free to do so at any time by sending an email to

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Trustee Mari Rutka

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

Tel: 416-395-8411

What's New?

Next Ward Meeting: 
May 15, 2014, 7-9 p.m., Finch PS
Agenda coming soon...

Photos from Help is Here 2014 at:

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