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Toronto Catholic District School Board

About The Trustee - Michael Del Grande
(Toronto Catholic School Trustee - Ward 7 Scarborough-North York)
(Toronto City Wards 24,33,37,39,40)
 

I am pleased to be the TCDSB Trustee for Ward 7 and Chair of the Board after serving three consecutive terms as the City of Toronto Councillor for Ward 39 (Scarborough Agincourt), after being elected to City Hall in 2003 with an upset win over the previous councillor of 15 years.
 
While at City Hall, I was appointed Budget Chief as Chair of the Budget Committee (2010-2012), and Member of the Toronto Police Services Board (2012-2014).
 
I initially served as Trustee for Ward 7 from 1993-2003, and was Chair of the Board in from 2000-2001. In addition, I held positions as Chair of the By-laws Committee, the Vice-Chair of the Human Resources, Program and Religious Affairs Committee and as the Board’s Honorary Treasurer.
 
A former Chartered Accountant, I am a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto with degrees in Commerce and Theology. In addition, I have a Bachelor of Education degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), an international leader in teacher training. My early education was completed at Holy Cross and St. Aloysius Catholic Schools and Neil McNeil Catholic Secondary School and East York High School.
 
Married with three children who all attended various TCDSB schools, I have always been active in my parish community of St. Aidan’s, and served as Treasurer for 20 years, Financial Advisor for St. Aidan’s New Church Building Fund. My past duties included marriage preparation, extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, Minister of the Word and Usher. Presently, I continue being an Usher and Children’s Sunday School Instructor.
 
My goal as the Chair is to renew “Faithfulness, Excellence and Cooperation”.