Dear neighbours,

Election Day is almost upon us! Hopefully some of you were able to vote in the advance polls. If not, please remember to vote on Monday, October 22nd. For information about how you can find your voting station, and the variety of voting options that are available to you, please go here. If you still have questions, or need assistance getting to a voting place, let me know!

By now, my brochure has been delivered to almost everyone in TDSB Ward 22/City Ward 25. If you have not yet received one, look out for it over the next couple of days. The brochure is also available as a downloadable PDF.

I am excited to be running for the role of Toronto District School Board trustee in one of the most vibrant, diverse wards of the city. TDSB Ward 22, which corresponds with City Ward 25, is enclosed by Morningside/Neilson Roads to the west, Steeles Avenue to the north, the Rouge River/Pickering Townline to the east, and Lake Ontario to the south.

As your trustee, I will work tirelessly to ensure that the children in our community have a safe, positive environment in which they can satisfy their natural thirst for knowledge and be inspired to dream big, an environment in which all students are treated with respect and dignity, and given every possible opportunity to succeed.

* Our kids have the right to seek and receive help when they are struggling with anxiety or depression, or when they are being bullied

* Our kids have the right to learn in classrooms that are comfortable, safe, and in a good state of repair

* Our kids have the right to arrive at school safely in the mornings and leave safely in the afternoons, without having to navigate hazardous drop-off/pickup zones and treacherous walkways

* Our special needs kids are entitled to classroom supports and accommodations that allow the entire class to learn and reach their full potential

* All children are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect, no matter who they are or where they come from

As the TDSB Trustee for Ward 22, I will make sure the rights of the children are being respected and that they are being given opportunities to thrive. I will give you, the parents and community members, a voice, and I will make sure you are heard. I will get things done, not through conflict, but through communication and collaboration.

Together, we can strive to constantly improve the achievement, equity and wellbeing of all of our students.

Together, we can build a better future by protecting the rights and interests of the generation we have the privilege of raising.

Vote for me on October 22nd, and I will work hard to make our community a better place.

Kirsten

#yeswecan                  #itsforthekids