Ward 5 TCDSB Trustee
Maria is a leader in the fight to ensure all students feel welcome, included and valued in their school community.
Maria led the charge to fund playground and school yard upgrades enhancing the green and learning space for students.
Maria saved jobs while protecting the cherished International Languages Program that improves academic achievment in other subject areas.
Maria's motion to improve student safety with security cameras in all schools including elementary schools will be phased in and implemented.
Maria's leadership led to a Board wide ban of wasteful plastic water bottles. Maria is always mindful of our Catholic obligation to strive to preserve and care for God’s creations.
Every student from K-12 will have their own device as part of the school Technology Plan Maria advanced.
Maria's policy decisions are made in solidarity with the most vulnerable students and communities in struggles against injustice.
Maria makes decisions putting aside individual interests for the common good and upholds that human beings created by God, are called to put forth our best effort to care for the rest of His creation.
Maria faith demands action and promotes the dignity of all humans as an important and vital Catholic social teaching.
"Maria is the most qualified and experienced candidate to represent ward 5. With integrity and strong values Maria always puts students education and well being at the forefront of everything she does. I am proud to be a parent in a Ward 5 school and to have Maria represent my family."
“Maria’s track record shows she is a champion in advocating for her school communities and has made many contributions to supporting equity, diversity and inclusion within the TCDSB. Maria knows this ward - She knows what schools need and she is determined to see that students succeed. She continues to be effective and gets results.
We need to re-elect Maria Rizzo.”
“Maria Rizzo is one of the most compassionate and understanding politicians I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Integrity is at the core of her being and she will move mountains to ensure children and adolescents are not only getting the best education a board can offer, but they are getting it in a safe, inclusive and accessible environment.”
“Maria Rizzo and I have successfully worked together to invest in school playgrounds; making TTC stops safe for students; adding new School Safety Zones; advocating for student nutrition funding, and adding more crossing guards. Maria is an excellent partner for the City of Toronto and a trusted representative who gets things done. “
“Maria Rizzo is a remarkably hard-working and caring Catholic school trustee. At a time when education faces so many challenges, we need to keep her experience more than ever.
Please support Maria to keep the needs of students first.”
“Maria is a passionate hard working advocate for students, families, community and social Justice.
She is a progressive, compassionate voice that is needed at the board table.
I’m proud to be able to call her my friend.”
Former City Councillor
Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts
Madonna Catholic Secondary School
Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary
Senator O’Connor College School
I am honoured and humbled by the unwavering support from members of CUPE 4400.
Sincere thanks to all of you for always being loyal to me.
I will always be staunch in my support for what matters most.
“Our members have unquestionable support from Maria Rizzo. She has advocated for this program to the Board and the Province! Her devotion to the program, the students and the Instructors is phenomenal and unfailing. She listens to parents and as if she is advocating for her own child. The devotion to her community is bar none. The members of CUPE Local 3155 stand in solidarity with Maria Rizzo.”
Valeria De Gregorio, President CUPE 3155
The time to act is now. Please join us on the campaign to re-elect Maria.
Voting serves all of us. Thank you for your commitment.
Support the re-election of Trustee Maria Rizzo.
The road to public office is hard. Due to the huge size of ward 5 and high costs of campaigns, we are turning to people who know Maria for support. In order to continue to serve and keep on fighting for students, families and residents, Maria needs your backing.
The campaign is expected to cost an estimated $10,000. Please donate generously to help re-elect Maria as our Ward 5 Trustee.
The maximum donation allowed is $1,200 and not tax deductible.
Any donation amount is greatly appreciated.
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