An Advocate for Our Students and Community

Since first elected as School Trustee in 2014, Manna has been working hard to make our schools more accessible, more attentive to students with diverse learning needs, and to make parents' life easier in navigating the system, all while working closely with her colleagues to improve transparency, accountability and good governance.  Students' interests are always at the forefront of every decision and action she takes at the Toronto District School Board.  

Manna organizes regular ward meetings for parents and the community on important education issues.  She also serves on these committees, bringing community voices to the table at the Board:

  • Program and School Services Committee

  • Community Use of Schools Advisory Committee

  • Environmental Sustainability Community Advisory Committee

  • Equity Policy Advisory Committee

  • Health and Mental Well-Being Committee

As an immigrant parent, Manna understands intimately the challenges immigrants face and the desire to provide the best education our children need to succeed.  From her diverse community experience working with parents, students and residents, Manna is convinced that the role of Trustee is crucial for the continued well-being and accountability of our public education system. 

 25 years
of experience in community advocacy and problem-solving for community members at both provincial and federal levels
of a working mother who attended Scarborough schools
4 sons
  • Director at Toronto Education Opportunity Fund
  • Director at Toronto Foundation for Student Success
  • Community Advisory Committee Member at The Salvation Army Scarborough Grace Hospital
  • Board Member for Multilingual Community  Interpreter Services 
  • Parent Workshop Facilitator for the Scarborough  Board of Education 
  • Tutor for children with learning disabilities 
  • ESL Instructor
and performs professional work in English, Cantonese and Mandarin
B. A.
Psychology from York University

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