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Trustee Malika Ghous - Ward 18

Welcome to the Ward 18 webpage

Greetings, and welcome to my Trustee Website.

For those of you who may not have had the pleasure of meeting me yet, allow me to introduce myself. I am your dedicated community advocate serving as the TDSB School Trustee in Ward 18 – Scarborough Southwest. I serve as the vital connection to the School Board overseeing the educational well-being of our local schools. As your elected representative, I collaborate with fellow trustees to make informed decisions and stand as your voice when needed. I firmly believe that together, we can contribute to the continued excellence of our public schools.

Curious about the role of a trustee? You can explore more about it here and even enjoy a brief video on our School Board's trustees.

What does a trustee do?  Read more about it here  and enjoy this short video - TDSB Trustees.

This website has been designed to foster your active engagement within our public school system. Here, you can discover insightful topics, seize opportunities to participate in Ward Forums, access the latest updates, learn about school councils, or read my regular updates (find the links conveniently located on the left side of this page).

We understand that the well-being of you and your family, especially during the school years, is of utmost importance. School life can be both thrilling and challenging, for both students and parents/caregivers. We've prepared tailored tools and resources to support you, which you can explore at

To ensure that you and your child have a successful year, please refer to for valuable information regarding the school year calendar, transportation, involvement opportunities, and much more.

If you haven't already subscribed to my monthly newsletters, please do so by clicking on the icon at the top of this page. For broader updates concerning the School Board, consider subscribing to TDSB Update at and follow the TDSB on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You'll also continue to receive important information and updates from your school and the system via email.

Should you require information or have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me via email at For urgent matters or inquiries during office hours, feel free to contact Araz Hasserjian, TDSB Administrative Liaison, who is dedicated to supporting me and managing the shared Trustees' line. Araz can be reached directly at or  416-396-3061.

I am always eager to learn more about the successes, concerns, and priorities of our local schools. If you have insights to share or would like to have a direct conversation, please reach out via email.

While we may be part of the largest school board in the country, it's the connections we build that transform our schools into a welcoming family. Your involvement is a vital pillar of support for public education, and I eagerly anticipate collaborating with you and your child's school throughout the year.


Parent Concern Protocol

The TDSB is a large organization but we want to help you navigate to ensure that your questions and concerns are addressed by the appropriate person.

For more information, read the Parent Concern Protocol.


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