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Toronto Catholic District School Board

About The Trustee - Ann Andrachuk
(Toronto Catholic School Trustee - Ward 2 Etobicoke) 

Trustee Andrachuk has been involved in Catholic education for more than 20 years. Both her children attended St. Gregory’s Catholic Elementary School where she volunteered on the CPTA then the CSAC to improve the school facilities and provide resources for all students. Both are graduates of TCDSB schools and have successfully completed their University studies. Ann was first elected as a member of the Board of Trustees in 2003 and is completing her third term of office.
 
Of her 10 years on the board, Ann has spent three years as Chair. She has served as a dedicated trustee representative on the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for most of her tenure. Other positions held include chair and vice-chair to the Administrative and Corporate Services Committee, chair of the Human Resources and Religious Affairs Committee and vice-chair of the Trustee Services and By-Laws Committee. She has been a member on Expulsion hearings, on search committees for the Director, Associate Director and Superintendents. She represents the Board of Trustees at numerous internal and external events and has established positive relationships with the various levels of government, always focusing on student success and improvement of facilities.
 
Her career has been in administration, event planning, and sales. She is also an entrepreneur with a design firm specializing in home staging. Ann started her public service as a community activist spearheading and representing hundreds of local residents to successfully stop the expansion of a local roadway, working with city staff and community representatives to develop a mutually satisfactory solution.
 
Ann and her family have been members of St. Gregory’s Parish in Etobicoke for nearly 30 years. She is a 22 year member on the Catholic Women's League and has served as their Treasurer, President, and Historian. She organized many CWL fundraising events to provide funds for various charitable organizations. She has served as chair of the Parish 50th Anniversary celebration and World Youth Day 2002 – Parish Host Family Coordinator. She brings this passion of service to her position as Trustee.
 
Historical Committees or Appointments
Trustee Year
Position
​2010-2013 Chair of the Board​
​2013-2014 City of Toronto School Boards Task Force, Vice Chair​
​2011 Member of Director's Search Committee​
​2010-Present ​Member of the Adhoc, ByLaws Sub-Committee
​2010 Acting Chair of the Board​
2009 
Board Vice Chair 
2007-2008
Board: Vice-Chair
 
Parent Involvement Committee: Trustee Representative
 
 
2006-2007
Vice-Chair: Administrative & Corporate Services Committee
 
Parent Involvement Committee: Trustee Representative
 
 
2005-2006
Human Resources & Religious Affairs Committee: Chair
 
Board: Honorary Treasurer
 
 
2004-2005
Trustee Services and By-Laws Committee: Vice-Chair
 
 
2003-Present
Special Education Advisory Committee: Trustee Representative
 
Community/Police Liaison Committee (Etobicoke): Representative
 
Credit Courses Outside Canada Representative
 
Trustee Role and Responsibilities
Trustees are obligated under the Education Act to ensure that the School Board expenditures do not exceed the funding allocations provided by the province.
Role of the Trustee
Here are some of the responsibilities of trustees.
  • Assist parents and students who are seeking information or resolution of matters at their local school.
  • Locate information for constituents on matters relating to and governed by the TCDSB.
  • Engage parents seeking ways to support their local school or school board.
  • Oversee and provide direction on Board activities on matters relating to:
1. Policy
2. TCDSB budget