2022 Election

Toronto Catholic District School Board

Headquarters: North York
Voting Regions: 12
Total Trustee Seats Available: 12

Ward 1 (Includes City Ward 1 Etobicoke North)

Number of Available Seats: 1

Ward 2 (Includes City Ward 2 Etobicoke Centre)

Number of Available Seats: 1
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    Markus DE DOMENICO
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  • Image of Gabriella MAZARAKIS
    Gabriella MAZARAKIS
    About Me:

    Happy Wife and Mother of 3 great kids enrolled in the TCDSB. As a baptized Roman Catholic married to an Orthodox Christian, my children have been welcomed into the Eastern Rite Catholic faith. Our faith is strong in family values, community involvement, generosity and a welcoming home.

    I want to focus on improving Academics at all levels, responsible financial management and promoting the love of Christ in our world.

Ward 3 (Includes City Ward 7 Humber River-Black Creek)

Number of Available Seats: 1
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    Ida LI PRETI
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    Gregory RODRIGUEZ

Ward 4 (Includes City Ward 3 Etobicoke Lakeshore and City Ward 4 Parkdale-High Park)

Number of Available Seats: 1
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    Jo-Ann DAVIS
    About Me:

    Jo-Ann grew up in Markland Woods in Etobicoke, where she and her family were parishioners at St Clement's parish (led Youth Ministry for several years). She attended St Vincent de Paul (where her father taught) in Roncesvalles and St Joseph College Schools. She holds a BA in Political Science from St Michael's College, UofT, and an MA in Chinese Politics & Law from the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London (UK). Jo-Ann was TCDSB Trustee for Ward 9 from 2010 - 2018 (including serving as Chair of the Board and Vice Chair of the Board). In 2018, she and her family moved to Roncesvalles where they attend St. Joan of Arc church.. Their son just graduated from St Vincent de Paul school, where Jo-Ann served as parent council (CSPC) Chair since October, 2018 - June 2022, and now attends his local Catholic secondary, Bishop Marrocco / Thomas Merton..

    Jo-Ann's priorities:

    - Making every school a great Catholic school where every student is welcome and Student Success & Well Being for ALL is supported.

    - Bringing equity to classroom and experiential student learning and development opportunities.

    - Championing innovative ideas for the challenges students, families and schools are facing today.

    - Protecting Catholic education for current and future generations of students.

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    Teresa LUBINSKI
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    About Me:

    Teresa is the current TCDSB Trustee for Ward 4. She has been a proud resident of Parkdale-High Park and Etobicoke-Lakeshore for over 35 years since she immigrated to Canada from Poland in her 20’s. She and her husband Mark have four children who range in ages from 12 to 24, all of whom are either currently attending or have graduated from schools in the TCDSB.

    As a mom of four she believes it is important that parents are given the opportunity to take an active role in their children’s education.

    Teresa consistently advocates for what is best for the students in her community. She is passionate about her trusteeship at the Toronto Catholic District School Board. She is also an attentive listener who responds to the needs of her constituents which has led to an enhanced learning environment and experience for the children of Ward 4.

    Prior to her tenure as a Catholic School Board Trustee, Teresa ran her own successful business providing early educational programming for young children. She acquired additional education, professional skills, and experience working for a number of institutions and volunteering her time in community projects. She has over twenty years of administrative experience which has contributed to her effectiveness as a School Board Trustee.

    Teresa is a practising Catholic who models the faith in both her family life and the life of the community. She and her family are active parishioners.

    Accomplishments as Trustee:

    Secured over $60 million in new funding to build a new high school and a new elementary school.

    Secured over $10 million in extra funding for day care, and over $400,000 in funding for eleven new playgrounds at schools.

    Created the Ferox Tenacities Award for students who demonstrate a tireless spirit and endless courage in pursuit of their education.

    Actively collaborates with municipal and provincial leaders to ensure the issues of students and parents are properly heard and addressed.

    An advocate for special needs and autism education.

    An advocate for an International Language program.

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    Barbara POPLAWSKI

Ward 5 (Includes City Ward 6 York Centre, City Ward 8 Eglinton-Lawrence and City Ward 18 Willowdale)

Number of Available Seats: 1
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    Gianfranco CRISTIANO
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    Phil HORNAK
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    Domenic RIZZO
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    Maria RIZZO
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Ward 6 (Includes City Ward 9 Davenport)

Number of Available Seats: 1
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    Nicola CABRAL
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    Michael CHAMPAGNE
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    Frank D'AMICO
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Ward 7 (Includes City Ward 21 Scarborough Centre and City Ward 22 Scarborough Agincourt)

Number of Available Seats: 1
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    Michael ABATE
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    Daniel CUBELLIS
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    Nelson LUI

Ward 8 (Includes City Ward 23 Scarborough North and City Ward 25 Scarborough-Rouge Park)

Number of Available Seats: 1

Ward 9 (Includes City Ward 10 Spadina-Fort York, City Ward 11 University-Rosedale, City Ward 12 Toronto-St. Paul's and City Ward 13 Toronto Centre)

Number of Available Seats: 1
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    Rosina BONAVOTA
  • Placeholder image of Renato FALLICO
    Renato FALLICO
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    Huy LIEU
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    Stephen MENSAH
    About Me:

    Stephen Mensah serves as the Executive Director of the Toronto Youth Cabinet, the City of Toronto’s official youth advocacy body, where he advocates on behalf of Toronto's over 600,000 youth for a more equitable and youth friendly city. He has been an active and engaged member in various communities across Toronto, including right here in Toronto - St. Paul’s where he serves as a Youth Director on the Board of Directors at For Youth Initiative, a local non-profit organization that has served and advocated for thousands of teens and young adults in the community since 1995.

    Stephen was a Councillor Aide in the Office of Toronto Mayor John Tory where he supported the Mayor on his youth portfolio advancing the interests of equity-deserving young people at Toronto City Council.

    He has been a longtime advocate for an equitable education, where all students can succeed and reach their full individual potential free of barriers and inequalities. He has firmly committed himself to that resolve and has successfully championed many causes from ensuring free menstrual products across Ontario schools to addressing anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism in our education system to promoting proactive measures to deal with the rising youth mental health crisis and so much more.

    Education is essential to our sucess in life, witnessing first-hand how young people have experienced systemic and social barriers, Stephen is committed to being an advocate for change by using his commitment, passion, experience and proven track record to support the people of Ward 9: Toronto - St. Paul's, Spadina - Fort York, Toronto Centre and University - Rosedale.

    As your TCDSB Trustee I will:

    1. Push for an expansion of student nutrition programs to address the rising food prices and insecurity made worse by the pandemic. I believe no child should go to school hungry.

    2. Leverage my relationships with the Ministry of Education to push for more mental health support staff to ensure our students receive the right care at the right time.

    3. Fight for additional per-child funding for schools to address learning gaps and invest in people and programs; expanded day/summer school that will serve all students.

    I am grateful to have the endorsement and full support of Current Ward 9 Trustee Norm Di Pasquale.
    Join me to ensure that all of our students are able to succeed and reach their full individual potential!

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    About Me:

    Parents work hard to help their children succeed - they deserve a Catholic Trustee who puts kids first.

    I want to put an end to the distractions of divisive politics and personal ambition. My focus is helping students reach their full potential - by investing in their classrooms and building new Catholic schools for them to learn in.

    I live in Ward 9, and I have a proven track record of delivering for students in our community.

    During the pandemic, I organized accessible vaccination clinics at Catholic Schools across the city for young people with special needs.

    Today, I oversee the largest per-student endowment in Canada as a member of the Board of Regents of Victoria University.

    After two years of disruption, I believe our students will emerge stronger than ever. I have the positive vision our Board needs to ensure they thrive.

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    Kevin MORRISON
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    About Me:

    My name is Kevin Morrison, and I am your trustee candidate. There are several crucial issues facing our schools and students that need to be addressed immediately. When elected I will;

    • Push for mental health and tutoring resources to get our students back on track and eliminate the serious educational impact of the pandemic
    • Work to get two news schools built, including a much-needed elementary school in the Regent Park community and a downtown high-school to meet the needs of young male students - currently there is no high-school for male students in the ward
    • Work to get much needed repairs and improve the energy efficiency of our schools – a true NetZero goal can be achieved sooner with hard work and vision
    • I will work hard to bring our faith back to our students and reconnect our schools and parishes. For years the pandemic has kept us apart.

    Both my daughters attended Catholic school and my youngest is currently in high school. Over the past 14 years I have been chair of all three parent councils at the schools my children attended – I am currently chair of the parent council at my daughter’s high school. For five years I was an executive member on the Toronto Catholic Parent Involvement Committee – a statutory committee of the board that works to encourage parental inclusion and promote student achievement.

    I am the only candidate that brings 14 years of school board and parental involvement experience. I also have more than 25 years of professional work experience and I regularly work with large budgets in a business setting. All of these are important transferable skills and experience for the role of Trustee.

    There are no other active candidates with my level of education, experience, and connection to Catholic education.

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    Edith PEARSON
    About Me:

    My name is Edith Pearson and I am running for TCDSB Trustee for Ward 9. I have been a member of the Catholic School Parents Council for more than ten years, as well as secretary and co-chair. I am living in TCDSB ward 9 and have lived here for the past 10 years. I am also a member of St.Peter's parish. What set me apart from other candidates is that being a Trustee is not merely a first step toward a political career but a position to defend and promote Catholic education. More

Ward 10 (Includes City Ward 5 York South-Weston)

Number of Available Seats: 1
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    Daniel DI GIORGIO
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  • Placeholder image of Elisabeth GARCIA
    Elisabeth GARCIA
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    Brian MARCY

Ward 11 (Includes City Ward 14 Toronto-Danforth, City Ward 15 Don Valley West, City Ward 16 Don Valley East, City Ward 17 Don Valley North and City Ward 19 Beaches-East York)

Number of Available Seats: 1
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    Angela KENNEDY
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    About Me:

    Angela is an RN with special designation of CDE (Certified diabetes educator). She has served 6 terms as Trustee with TCDSB representing Beaches/East York, Don Valley East, West and North, and Toronto Danforth. She was elected to Chair the Board in November 2021 for a one year term.

    Angela has raised 7 boys along with her husband Alistair of 40 years. She presently works as a staff nurse in part time capacity at Michael Garron Hospital.

    Angela enjoys spending time with her 9 grandchildren, she has a passion for advocacy, no tolerance for discrimination and believes in people. She loves to Walk, read and bake.

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    Anton PERERA
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Ward 12 (Includes City Ward 20 Scarborough Southwest and City Ward 24 Scarborough Guildwood)

Number of Available Seats: 1
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    Nancy CRAWFORD
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    Grazia CUBELLIS