For nearly two decades, I have devoted both my personal and professional life to children and youth, public education, and our community. These are my key priorities not just at election time, but all the time.
In our ward, I've worked with parents and the community to create three new French Immersion sites, prevented local schools from closing and saved local pools. I work daily to help parents navigate the system and transform our schools into community hubs. I've stayed focused, optimistic and energetic during a particularly challenging time at the Toronto District School Board. I've served as vice-chair of the TDSB, chaired the Human Resources Committee, and worked on the Mental Health Leadership Team to enact a new strategy for children and youth at the TDSB.
I am running for re-election because there is still much to be done. I know that with your support, we can get even more accomplished!
IT's Election day!
POLLS ARE OPEN FROM 10 AM to 8 PM
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Oct. 26, 2014: What are Cathy's views on accountability and transparency at the TDSB? Watch her speak about it in response to an audience question at the first all-candidates forum:
Oct. 25, 2014: Missed the all-candidates forums? Watch Cathy answer a constituent question about why she does this work:
You can see more clips from the forum here
Oct 19, 2014: The Toronto Star endorses Cathy saying she is one of seven (incumbents and newbies) who particularly deserve your support. "Cathy Dandy deserves to be re-elected. She is a reasonable, non-aligned voice at the board who has supported such smart policies as mental health supports for students and the late-start high school." Read more.
Oct 16, 2014: Now Magazine reports Cathy Dandy is "one of the few reliable progressives remaining on the board and boasts support from former mayor David Crombie."
Oct.15, 2014: The All-Candidates Forum (debate) at Westwood Middle School on Carlaw was well attended. Over 100 people came out! Read about it here.
Oct. 7, 2014: Advance Polls open next Tuesday! You can vote for Cathy Dandy in one of two locations. Check out the details.
Oct. 2, 2014: Time to plant your signs! Check us out, we are photo #10 in the Toronto Star. Order your own sign here.
Oct. 1, 2014: Responding to parents' concerns, trustees reject partnership with Confusius Institute. "The evidence was overwhelming", said Trustee Cathy Dandy in a CBC radio interview.
Sept. 24, 2014: The Campaign for Public Education endorses Trustee Dandy for re-election.
Sept. 16, 2014: Trustee Cathy Dandy uses tax dollars wisely. Cathy supports a transparent and open accounting system.
Cathy's expenses are posted here.
Sept. 14, 2014: Bells on Danforth is a pedal powered parade to celebrate cycling! Cathy participated in support of the TDSB Active Transportation Charter.
Sept. 5, 2014: Later start bells may be coming to Toronto high schools! Read more about Cathy's work in the Toronto Star.
Aug. 28, 2014: Why do teens benefit from a later start to the school day? Listen to CBC's Matt Galloway as he chats with Cathy Dandy.
Aug. 9, 2014: Why is it important to vote for school board trustees in the upcoming election? Read more in the Toronto Star.
"I have had the pleasure of working with Cathy Dandy for the past few years on a number of issues of importance to her constituents in Ward 15. Whether rallying to save pools in schools or keeping schools open, inclusive and accessible as community centres, Cathy has provided extraordinary leadership and dedication. As we move forward we are going to be in need of her energy, experience, imagination and integrity again. That is why I'm urging you to vote for her as Trustee in Ward 15."
David Crombie, former Mayor of Toronto