Toronto Votes 2022: Ward 18 (Scarborough Southwest) Toronto District School Board Trustee candidate Guled Arale profile

Guled Arale is running for Toronto District School Board Trustee in Ward 18 Scarborough Southwest in the Oct. 24 municipal election.

GULED ARALE – Ward 18 Scarborough Southwest Toronto District School Board candidate for Trustee

My name is Guled Arale and I’m running to be the next Toronto District School Board Trustee (TDSB) for Scarborough Southwest.

I was raised in Scarborough and attended Oakridge Elementary School, Samuel Hearne Middle School and SATEC High School where I learned the importance of investing in public education.

As a community organizer and past Vice President of the University of Toronto Scarborough Students’ Union, I have over a decade of experience working to make progressive change in our community.

I’m proud to have helped expand the number of priority community centres in Scarborough that offer lower income families free recreational programming. And I have a track record of getting results with my advocacy work to make post-secondary education more affordable and establish the Ontario Anti-Racism Directorate to tackle systemic racism.

If I’m elected, my top priorities will include:

  1. Addressing the billion dollar repair backlog in Scarborough schools by working to close loopholes that stop development funds from going to TDSB schools.
  2. Creating an updated TDSB mental health strategy that includes a plan to support every school with counsellors trained in providing one-on-one mental health support
  3. Championing public education and organizing against underfunding and cuts, while working to implement a new funding formula that protects our schools.

I hope to connect with you at the door or in the community in the weeks ahead.

Please visit my website,, to learn more about my campaign and vision for our schools in Scarborough Southwest.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Beach Metro Community News asked the candidates running for Trustee in Ward 18 Scarborough Southwest of the Toronto District School Board who we had contact information for to send us in their profiles and why they are running for office. We are running the profiles of those who responded to our request. Also running for Trustee for the Toronto District School Board’s Ward 18 are Malika Ghous, Naser Kaid, Sonny Mir and Daniel Pan . We present the above to our readers in the hopes you can learn more about the candidates running in the Oct. 24 municipal election and that this will help inform your vote.

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