Involvement

Public Affairs Coordinator

My title as a Student Trustee allowed me to run and be elected as Public Affairs Coordinator of the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association. During my term I established and maintained partnerships with provincial organizations aiming for the enhancement of equity in education, discussed the importance of student trustees, wrote joint statements to the Ministry for Menstrual Equity, and provided insight on topical issues to news outlets and the Ministry of Education. In my role, I also took on projects at OSTA-AECO; I started a Students' Discussion podcast series to uplift the voices of students on relevant education issues that affected their learning environments, such as systemic racism, the impacts of COVID-19, and mental health. I had also co-facilitated a provincial roundtable discussion with staff from the Ministry of Education about de-streaming courses in Ontario, and I wrote a joint statement to the Minister of Education with 11 provincial organizations to better supporting 2SLGBTQ+ students. I finished my term as one of the two winners of OSTA-AECO's Student Trustee Alumni Leadership Award.

Information

  • Organization: Ontario Student Trustees' Association (OSTA-AECO)
  • Date Involved: Aug. 2020 to Aug. 2021
  • Type of Involvement: Community Work