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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.


Back to School Letter


Dear Parents/Caregivers:

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year. As the elected public school board trustee for our Ward 9 Davenport & Spadina-Fort York communities, my role is to represent the needs of all students and parents/caregivers in the Toronto District School Board and to help advocate for you and your child within our school system.

As we re-open our schools, the TDSB is doing everything possible to ensure the physical health and safety of all school community members, while also providing the best learning 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.

I want to thank you in advance for your understanding, patience, and partnership as we work to overcome any challenges that may arise due to the on-going pandemic. For the most up to date information on mental health and well-being resources, health and safety measures, our pandemic recovery plan and so much more, please refer to This webpage will continue to be updated with relevant information and resources to help support you and your family.

There are many ways to stay regularly informed on what is happening at the Board, including meeting agendas, policies under review, program updates, and discussions around new initiatives to improve student success and well-being. For system-wide news subscribe to TDSB Update at and follow the TDSB on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also follow me on twitter at or visit my webpage at and subscribe to my newsletter. You can also expect to continue to receive important information and updates from your school and the system via email.

I am always looking to learn more about your local school successes, issues, and priorities. If you have something to share, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at or call and leave a message at 416-395-TRUS (8787).

As we embark on this next school year, let’s continue to invest in the relationships we maintain in our school communities. I have been so grateful for the inspiring leadership of parents, students, and staff in our schools throughout this pandemic. I look forward to continuing to work in partnership with leaders in your school community and, as always, with you to support your family and your school. Thank you for supporting public education and all that you and your family do to help your public school thrive.

Stay safe and well,
Stephanie Donaldson

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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