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Trustee Zakir Patel - Ward 19

Welcome to the Ward 19 webpage

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. 




Back to School Letter

BTS Letter

Dear Parent/Guardian,
Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! I hope that you and your family had a safe and enjoyable summer.
As the elected public school board trustee for your community, my role is to advocate for you and your child,
and to represent the needs of all students and parents/guardians in the Toronto District School Board.
As we prepare to return to a more normal school year, the TDSB is doing everything possible to ensure the
health and safety of all school community members, while also providing the best academic experience possible
for students, supporting mental health and well-being and considering the needs of families and staff. We will
continue to take our direction from Toronto Public Health and the Ministry of Education and provide updates in
a timely manner.

For the most up to date information on learning models, mental health and well-being resources, health and
safety measures, our pandemic recovery plan and so much more, please refer to
2021-22. This webpage will continue to be updated with relevant information and resources to help
support you and your family.

I want to thank you in advance for your understanding, patience and partnership as we work together to
welcome both students and staff back to school, and overcome any challenges that may arise due to the ongoing

To stay informed, please sign up for my e-newsletter by emailing me at and visit my
webpage at . For system-wide news about the Toronto District School Board, subscribe
to TDSB Update at and follow the TDSB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You
will also continue to receive important information and updates from your school and the system via email.

Thank you,

Zakir Patel
Ward 19, Scarborough - Guildwood


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.


PCP Ward 19

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