The Toronto District School Board is committed to providing an equitable experience for all of the Student Senate candidates. Should you have a concern related to your ability to participate in the Student Senate Elections due to access to technology, please contact either Leslie Fox at Leslie.Fox@tdsb.on.ca or at 416-395-3903 or Alison MacLachlan at Alison.Maclachlan@tdsb.on.ca.
The mandate of Student Senate is to provide responsive representation of all TDSB students and to empower and promote students’ voice and engagement across the district.
Students in Grades 7-11, who are interested in applying for a position on the Student Senate, are invited to attend an online Information Meeting on November 15, 2021 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the different positions, the mandate of Student Senate and the election process.
Interested students are asked to apply online by Nov. 25, 2021. The positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, Communications Officer are open to all Grade 9 – 11 students. The Learning Centre Co-Chairs and the Learning Centre Secretary/Treasurer positions are open to all Grade 7 – 11 students.
Official candidates will be asked to prepare a short campaign video, which will be posted online to promote their candidacy and help students make an informed decision when they vote. Campaign videos will be posted online on Jan. 17, 2022, and will remain up until the polls close.
Voting will take place online on Jan. 20 and 21, 2022.
Please note that the term of office for each position will be 15-months (February 2022 - June 2023). This will allow the TDSB to align the election of Student Trustees and Student Senate in the Spring of 2023. The elections were held separately over the last couple of years due to various impacts of the pandemic.
If you have any questions, please contact Principal Alison MacLachlan.
REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Communications Officer
- Learning Centre Co-Chair
- Learning Centre Secretary/Treasurer
- Application Deadline
- View Candidates and Campaign Videos
- Voting Days