Candidate Profile

Shameela Shakeel

Running for:  York Region District School Board Trustee

Top 3 priorities

  • Safety, physical and emotional
  • Classroom sizes and adequate resources
  • Policies on equity and inclusion


As a parent with kids in 3 levels of education, I have gained experience and courage. I always advocate for safety, smaller class sizes, mental health resources, special education supports, equity, social justice, and increased funding for arts and co-op. As a Trustee, I will serve with integrity, empathy, passion and compassion. I will adhere to the principles of transparency and accountability, amplify student voice, and actively engage parents and educators in collaborative discussions.


M.A. level Psychometrist. 4 kids total, 3 kids in YRDSB. Volunteer/Leadership: Parent Council (12 years), Newmarket Parent Network (10 years), Aurora Youth Soccer Club House League Convenor (5 years) and VP (2 years), and York Communities for Public Education Co-Chair (2 years). Facebook group: Families & Educators for Safe Schools in York Region (5.5K members in 2 years).

Shameela Shakeel
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