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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
School Council Meeting

Ward 6 School Councils, Student Councils, Parents/Guardians, Community Members, Superintendents and School Staff are invited to join Trustee Chris Tonks for a Virtual School Council meeting on:

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Meeting Agenda

  • Election of Ward 6 Co-Representatives for the Parent Involvement Advisory Committee
  • COVID-19 Update
  • Trustee Update

Election of Ward 6 Co-Representatives for the Parent Involvement Advisory Committee

To register your Nomination, please ensure that you complete the Nomination Form by Friday, January 14, 2022 at noon. A list of candidates and their bios will be posted here on January 17, 2022.

Please note: Nominations will not be taken from the floor.

The meeting will be hosted on the Zoom video platform. Registrants will be sent a meeting invite with a link and call in details for the session.

If you would like to partipate, please complete the registration form:

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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