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Mandate

Our mandate is to provide responsive representation of all TDSB students and to empower and promote students’ voice and engagement across the district.  

Our Roles

Duties of the Student Senate

President

  • Acts as the primary spokesperson for the Student Senate
  • Sets meeting dates and agendas in consultation with Vice-President and Staff Advisors
  • Chairs all Student Senate meetings
  • Works closely with Vice-President and Staff Advisors to plan and organize retreats, conferences and initiatives
  • Is responsible for supporting the implementation of all Student Senate initiatives
  • Helps facilitate communication among all members of the Student Senate
  • Attends all Student Senate meetings, committees meetings and other events

Vice President

  • Performs the duties of the President when the President is not available
  • Performs specific duties as assigned by the President
  • Sets meeting dates and agendas in consultation with President and Staff Advisors
  • Works closely with President and Staff Advisors to plan and organize retreats, conferences and initiatives
  • Is responsible for supporting the implementation of all Student Senate initiatives
  • Helps facilitate communication among all members of the Student Senate
  • Attends all Student Senate meetings, committees meetings and other events

Secretary/Treasurer

  • Is responsible for taking minutes and attendance at all Student Senate meetings
  • Produces and distributes the minutes of all Student Senate meetings in a timely fashion
  • Keeps accounts of money spent as well as requests for meetings and retreats, conferences and initiatives
  • Is willing to commit time to ensure the success of Student Senate initiatives
  • Attends all Student Senate meetings, committees meetings and other events

 

Communications Officer

  • Works closely with President/Vice President and Staff Advisors to promote Student Senate including all its initiatives
  • Creates promotional materials for Student Senate and Student Senate initiatives
  • Assists President/Vice President and Staff Advisors with drafting official Student Senate communications
  • Maintains Student Senate email account and Social Media accounts in line with all TDSB Policies and Procedures, e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Attends all Student Senate meetings, committees and the other events

Learning Centre Co-Chair

  • Works with the other Learning Centre Co-Chair, Learning Centre Secretary/Treasurer and their Staff Advisor(s) to organize and promote their Learning Centre meetings
  • Co-chairs all Learning Centre meetings
  • Connects with the President/Vice President regarding questions/topics to be discussed at Learning Centre meetings and brought forward to the Student Senate meetings.
  • Is willing to commit time to ensure the success of Student Senate initiatives
  • Attends all Student Senate Meetings, their Learning Centre Meeting and other events

Learning Centre Secretary/Treasurer

  • Is responsible for taking minutes and attendance at all Learning Centre meetings
  • Connects with Staff Advisor(s) for any expenditures needed for the Learning Centre meeting e.g. pizza and ensure receipts are photographed and sent to the Student Senate Secretary/Treasurer for documentation
  • Is willing to commit time to ensure the success of Student Senate initiatives
  • Attends all Student Senate Meetings, their Learning Centre Meetings and other events
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