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Trustee Chris Tonks - Ward 6

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my Ward web page.

It is my privilege to be your elected public school board Trustee for Ward 6 – York South-Weston.

I was born and raised here in our community.  It is a community that I love, where I have developed many life-long friendships, and where I have chosen to raise my own family.

Growing up, it was impressed upon me the value and importance of building strong inclusive communities and to help your neighbour. These are the principles that guide me in public life and which I teach to my own children. 

I have worked and volunteered in various capacities growing up in our community and have had the opportunity of working with many of the children from many of local neighbourhoods. This is where I experienced firsthand many of the real economic and social challenges faced by many families. 

My role as your Trustee, is to advocate for you and your child, and to represent the needs of all students and parents/guardians across the Toronto District School Board. I have consistently advocated for getting the resources that our community schools need and believe we need to work together to advocate for the investments that help make a difference in our children’s lives.

On the TDSB website, 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. You can also learn more about ways you can get involved and participate in the education process, like attending Board meetings or checking out volunteer opportunities.

Education is a shared responsibility, and I welcome and encourage your participation in our public school system.

Ward 6 Virtual Council Meeting

Please join Trustee Chris Tonks on

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Meeting Agenda

  • Update from PIAC Representative
  • Superintendent and Trustee Update re Back to School
  • Election of FSLAC Ward 6 Alternate Representative


How to Join the Meeting: The video conference will be Zoom. In order to participate you must register by noon on Wednesday, October 13. Registrants will be emailed a meeting link and dial-in numbers by Tuesday afternoon. If you are interested in participating, please complete the online registration form:

Ward 6 Virtual Council Meeting – Registration Form


We Hope to see you there!


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Ward 6 Virtual Council Meeting on October 13, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Ward 6 - Trustee Tonks Back to School Letter 2021-2022

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 year-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 on- going pandemic.

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,

Chris Tonks
Ward 6 - York South-Weston

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.

Parent Concern Protocol - 2021-2022 Information


For information about the Pupil Accomodation Review for George Harvey Collegiate Institute and York Memorial Collegiate Institute please visit the Accomodation Reviews website.

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