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Trustee Shelley Laskin - Ward 8


Thank you for visiting my Trustee Website.

For those of you who have not met me yet, let me introduce myself. I am your local school trustee. I am your link with the Toronto District School Board, which governs Toronto’s public schools. As your elected representative, I make decisions with the rest of the trustees on the Board and act as your advocate and ‘sounding board,’ should the need arise. I believe we all have a role to play to help our public schools thrive.

What does a trustee do? Read more about it here and enjoy this short video - TDSB Trustees.

This website is intended to support and encourage your direct participation in our public school system. Here you can learn about items of interest, opportunities to be involved such as Ward Forums, access up-to-date information or learn about school councils or read my weekly updates (via the links on the left-hand side of this page).

The TDSB is also here to support you and your family’s mental health and well-being. We know that school can be an exciting and overwhelming time – for both students and parents/caregivers. For tools and resources tailored for you, please visit


To help you and your child have a great year, please visit for information on the school year calendar, transportation, getting involved, and so much more.


If you aren’t already signed up to my weekly updates which come out Sunday evening at 8:00pm, please do so by clicking on the icon at the top of this page.  For system-wide news about the 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.


Should you need information or have questions, please feel free to contact me by e-mail at You can also follow me on twitter  If you need information urgently, please contact Maria Jose Oliveira, TDSB Administrative Liaison, who will be supporting me and answering the Trustees’ shared line during office hours. Maria Jose can also be reached directly at or 416-397-2577.


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

We may be the largest school board in the country, but it’s the relationships that make our schools feel like family. By getting involved, you’re supporting public education, and I look forward to working in partnership with you and your child’s school this year.

Check "Other Items of Interest" for current issues.

School Year Calendar 2024-25

The official school year calendar for the Toronto District School Board runs from September 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025, inclusive. Click on " School Year Calendar 2024-25" for the complete listing or visit TDSB System Calendar

Also, please note the Days of Significance - 2023-2024 ;  Days of Significance-2024-2025 Pending, you may also find this Days of Significance Resource Guide helpful.


Ward 8 2024-2025 Elementary Calendar



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 2024-2025






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