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Toronto Catholic District School Board

About The Trustee - Angela Kennedy
(Toronto Catholic School Trustee - Ward 11 East York/Toronto) 

 

Biography
Angela is a Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator. She recently received recognition as the longest serving employee of Toronto East General Hospital, dedicating 40 years of health-care service to the east Toronto community. Currently she is a member of the diabetes care team in the ambulatory care department at Toronto East General Hospital.
 
Angela was first elected as Trustee for the Toronto Catholic District School Board in November 2000. She was recently re-elected to her fourth term in 2010 representing TCDSB WARD 11. Angela served as chair of the board for two years .
 
Angela was educated in the Catholic school system in Toronto, attending Corpus Christi Elementary School, Notre Dame High School and St. Joseph’s School of Nursing. She was extensively involved in her children’s education. While serving as PTA president of Blessed Kateri School she founded Kateri Kids Child Care Centre. She was the founding chair of Brebeuf PTA and was President of the Toronto Regional Council of the FCPTA (Federation of Catholic Parent Teacher Assoc) the forerunner of OAPCE (Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education) in the 90s.
 
Angela played a lead role through 2000-2002 in developing an innovative partnership among two community health centres and a community hospital to provide diabetes education programs for people with type 2 diabetes. This program, known as DECNET – Diabetes Education Centre Community Network of East Toronto– received full funding from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and is now the model that is funded throughout the province to provide community based diabetes education.
 
Angela is married to Alistair Kennedy (a Chartered Accountant) and volunteer hockey coach with the North York Knights Organization. They have seven sons and five grandchildren. Angela has graduated from being a “Hockey Mom” to a “Hockey Grandma” now that her grandchildren are “hitting the ice”!
 
During her four terms as Trustee for Ward 11, Angela has served in the capacity of:
  • Chair of the board
  • Vice chair of the board
  • Chair Human Resources Program and Religious Affairs
  • Vice chair Special Education Advisory Committee
  • Co-chair Asian Heritage Month 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Member of Race Relations & Multiculturalism Committee
  • Director of the Angel Foundation for Learning
  • Director OCSTA(Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association)
Current Medical Association Memberships include:
  • Ontario Nurses Association (ONA)
  • Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)
  • College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Canadian Diabetes Association, Toronto Chapter, Diabetes Educator Section
Awards
2006 Woman of Distinction in the Beaches
2005 Down’s Syndrome association
2004 Canadian Diabetes Association – for development of culturally sensitive Diabetes Education teaching tool (exercise video for the Tamil community)
1991 Umbrella Day Care Award (Day Care founder Kateri Kids)
1987 Silent Voice Canada – Volunteer recognition

 

 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Winner

 Angela Kennedy, Ward 11 Trustee, is a recent recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Trustee Kennedy has demonstrated a commitment to witnessing her faith by putting her Catholic values into action, and encouraging others to follow her example. Her recent work for the St. Brigid’s Out of the Cold Program is an example of her many years of leadership in Catholic education.  Trustee Kennedy's service as a parent in our community has encouraged parental engagement and reinforces the important correlation between parental involvement and student success. The enthusiasm and passion she has displayed in health care education is a legacy that continues to improve the health and well-being of the community-at-large. At the same time, as Trustee, she has been actively dedicated to equity and inclusion, the elimination of racial discrimination and the celebration of our cultural diversity through a variety of initiatives including involvement in Asian Heritage Month celebrations and for our more vulnerable students.

 
 
CULINARY MASTERPIECE:  GTA ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH COMMITTEE - 10TH ANNIVERSARY
 

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L to R:  Front Row - 
Zoheir Hasanbhair, M.C.
Marcia Mark
Nancy M. Siew, Founding President Asian Heritage Month (Toronto and Areas)
TCDSB Trustee Angela Kennedy
Captain Lu Li, Land Force Central
 
Back Row
Kirk Mark, TCDSB Coordinator of Race and Ethnic Relations
Captain Kidnie, LFC JTFCHQ
TCDSB Trustee Frank D'Amico