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2018 Election

Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board

Headquarters: Thunder Bay
Voting Regions: 1
Total Trustee Seats Available: 6

Thunder Bay including Oliver Paipoonge, Shuniah Township, Lakehead District locality, Neebing Township, Conmee Township, O'Connor Township, Gillies Township

Number of Available Seats: 6
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    Eleanor ASHE
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    Lawrence BADANAI
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    About Me:

    I will bring a fresh perspective to the table, that of a parent with a young child, while also respecting all sides of the educational experience. I grew up inspired by my father who lived & breathed service to the TBCDSB. My priorities are to build on our existing strengths that make Catholic education unique & rewarding: integration of our faith in every aspect of our students' lives instilling hope, empathy & confidence in them; developing effective & necessary open communication tools for both schools & parents, & working together to make our school communities places of accessibility, compassion, inclusion, & sharing.

    Please feel free to contact me & share your ideas for championing our children's Catholic education. Let's work together!

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    w: www.badanai.ca
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    f: www.facebook.com/VoteBadanai/
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    Don CATTANI
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    Debbie DEBRUYNE
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    Robert DEGAGNE
  • Placeholder image of Loretta FONSO
    Loretta FONSO
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    Bob HUPKA
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    Dina MCFARLANE
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    Kathy O'BRIEN
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    James PANIKULAM
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    John PASCUZZO
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    Tony PUCCI
    About Me:

    SKILLS THAT I WILL BRING TO THE POSITION FO TRUSTEE BASED ON

    MY PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY BACKGROUND

    - social and organizational vision

    - initiative skills

    - effective networking skills at the community and individual levels

    - effective communication and working together within a multicultural,

    diverse and pluralistic community context

    - management skills in running a large organization with many employees

    and programs

    - financial skills in running a large organization

    - leadership skills in dealing with the three levels of government

    - constructive leadership skills with all ages, gender and diverse groups

    BACKGROUND INVOLVEMENT AND EXPERIENCES

    - 35.78 years of teaching experience from Kindergarten to OAC-Grade 12

    - Instructed courses at both the College and University

    - Taught Italian Heritage Language courses

    - Founding member and past president of the Thunder Bay Multicultural

    Association

    - Founding member of the annual Folklore Festival

    - Published historian locally, nationally and internationally

    - Historical researcher for the Multicultural History Society of Ontario

    - Past treasurer for the Ontario Multicultural Association

    - Active parishioner and Minister of the Word at St. Anthony’s Roman

    Catholic Church since 1980
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    Tony ROMEO
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    Letizia TREMONTI
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    Francis VENERUZ
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    Tom WALTERS
    About Me:

    My name is Tom Walters and I am running as a trustee candidate for the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board in the upcoming municipal election in Thunder Bay.

    I have lived in Thunder Bay for the last 30 years, and been married to Janet Sillman for 25 years. I have four children Tyson, Tynessa, Tim and Alina. Two attended public schools and two attended catholic schools.

    I am the CEO of George Jeffrey Children's Centre, a paediatric rehabilitation centre but will be retiring in October and will have more time to contribute to our community.

    Before this, I was the Executive Director of Children's Centre Thunder Bay, a children's mental health centre for 25 years.

    I have two Master's degrees, one in social work and the other in healthcare administration and considerable experience on Boards of Directors. Currently, I am the Board Chair of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division. I served on the Board of the United Way of Thunder Bay from 2014 to 2016. I was a member and Chair of the Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council from 2011 to 2014. I was honoured to receive the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 for my work in mental health.

    In 2011, I received the Elizabeth Manson Award for Community Service in Children's Mental Health from Sick Kids Hospital and in 2012, the City of Thunder Bay presented me with a Citizen of Exceptional Achievement Award.

    I am passionate about improving the lives of children, youth and families. Children are our future and we need to support, guide and teach them well. I hope to have your vote in October.
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