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Student Trustees

The Student Trustees of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) represent the interests of all students. Two positions on the Board are reserved for Student Trustees, and one secondary school student is elected as trustee each year, for a two-year term.

As a member of the Board of Trustees, the Student Trustee plays an important role in advocating for the needs of students across the TCDSB. The Student Trustee also chairs the Catholic Student Leadership Impact Team (CSLIT), a board-wide student leadership council.

Please review Student Trustee Policy T.02 for more information reg​arding the Student Trustee position, and the election and responsibilities thereof.

Roles and Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities of the Student Trustees are as follows:

  • ​To provide a voice on the Board of Trustees for students across the TCDSB.

  • To facilitate communications between the Board and the students it serves.

  • To provide the Board with insight into the needs and opinions of young people within its schools.

Learn more about the rights and responsibilities of the Student Trustee.

Current Student Trustees

The two students currently serving on the Board of Trustees are:

  • David Beshai (elected 2022-2024)

  • JoyGold Goodluck (elected 2023-2025)

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David Beshai

Student Trustee (2022-2024)

Phone: 416-512-3413
Social Media: @ddavidbeshai

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JoyGold Goodluck

Student Trustee (2023-2025)

Phone: 416-512-3417
Email: ​

Student Trustee Election

Every year, one secondary student is elected to a two-year position as Student Trustee. The Student Trustee position has been implemented at the TCDSB for over 20 years, and is an excellent position for Grade 10 students who are seeking to advocate for students at a board level.

Learn more about the process of electing a TCDSB Student Trustee.

Questions? Watch this video on Instagram or reach out to the current Student Trustees​.

Catholic Student Lead​ership Impact Team

Catholic Student Leadership Impact Team (CSLIT) is a student organization within the TCDSB.