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Trustee Stephanie Donaldson - Ward 9

Welcome to the Ward 9 webpage

Thanks for visiting my Trustee web page. I am happy to introduce myself as your Toronto District School Board Trustee for Ward 9: Davenport and Spadina-Fort York.

As the elected public school board trustee for Ward 9, my role is to advocate for students, parents, guardians, and school communities and to represent you in system-level decision making for the Toronto District School Board.

There are many ways to stay in touch with me. You can follow me on social media @StephMDonaldson on Twitter and Instagram or @StephanieDonaldsonTO on Facebook. Please also subscribe to my monthly newsletter to find out more about what is happening across the school board, in Ward 9, and your local schools. Of course, you can always reach out via email or phone using the contact details below as well.

If you have ever wondered about what trustee do, please enjoy this short video that explains our role - TDSB Trustees.

Working together across the system, all trustees and staff are engaged in fulfilling the Multi-Year Strategic Plan. This plan is focused on ensuring that all students have equal access to programs, resources and opportunities that will help them reach high levels of achievement and well-being. You can read more about the plan, and the accompanying action plans, by visiting

Parent/guardian and community involvement in our children's education and school life is my priority, and one of my key goals is to help facilitate your engagement in your school’s improvement plan. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with you, your School’s Advisory Council and your school community to fulfill our high expectations for equity and our students’ achievement and well-being.

I look forward to connecting with you and working together to support public education in our ward, in our city, and in our province.


Trustee Back to School Letter


Dear Parents, Guardians & Caregivers,

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! I hope that you and your family had a wonderful summer.

As the elected public school board trustee for Ward 9: Davenport & Spadina-Fort York, my role is to advocate for you and your child, and to represent the needs of all students and families in the Toronto District School Board.

As we prepare to welcome students and staff 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 possible academic experience and supporting student’s well-being and mental health. With respect to public health matters, the TDSB continues to take its direction from Toronto Public Health and the provincial government and seeks to provide students and families with the best information in a timely manner.

We know that returning to school can be an exciting and overwhelming time – for both students and parents/guardians. To help you and your child have a great year, please visit for information on the school year calendar, transportation, and getting involved, as well as resources for homework and so much more. The Toronto District School Board is also here to support you and your family’s mental health and well-being needs. For a list of tools and resources, including those tailored for students and parents/guardians, please visit

This will be my last letter to you as your Trustee as I will not be seeking re-election this fall. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for the honour of representing you and your families here in Ward 9 since 2018. I am so proud of how our communities have cared for each other during some of the most challenging times in the history of our School Board and City. Thank you for your trust and your partnership. Most of all, thank you in advance for continuing to engage in public education in support of all of our children and youth.

This fall, please continue to reach out and connect with me if you have any questions or concerns. The best way to reach me is to email or call Trustee Services at 416-395-8787, or follow me on Twitter @StephMDonaldson.

In general, I always recommend subscribing to the TDSB Update at and following the TDSB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. As always, you will also continue to receive important information and updates from your school and the board via email.

Hope you and yours stay safe and well and all the very best for a great return to school!

With sincere gratitude and always in community,

Stephanie Donaldson
Trustee, Ward 9, Davenport and Spadina - Fort York

Download the Trustee Back to School Letter

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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