Meet Alexis!

"As a 25 year Davenport and Spadina Fort York community member, and working mom of two in the TDSB, I know parents are burnt out, uncertain about what comes next, and are relying on the public school system to deliver the incredible education each and every child deserves.

Navigating parenting and education during the pandemic is no easy feat. I’m ready to serve, and represent families at the TDSB."

Alexis Dawson is an antiracism trainer, equity, diversity and inclusion consultant, public education advocate and former Toronto District School Board interim trustee. 


Alexis is a 25-year Ward 9 resident, proud mom of two, wife, and gardener. On weekends you can find her racing between her daughter’s gymnastics and son’s flag football, at the Oakwood Village Library meeting with parents, and visiting extended family.


Alexis is running to be TDSB Trustee for Ward 9: Davenport & Spadina Fort-York because she believes in a fair and just education system, where all students have equitable access to the the tools they need to support their well-being and academic success.


Alexis is a dedicated, passionate and hands-on advocate, committed to bringing community voice to the development of policies and practices that support the equity, wellbeing and academic achievement of TDSB students. She is a long-time volunteer and school council co-chair of her children’s TDSB school, community co-chair of the TDSB’s Black Student Achievement Community Advisory Committee (BSACAC) and chair of governance on the Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators (ONABSE).

Alexis was the 2019 recipient of the City of Toronto’s Access, Equity and Human Rights William P. Hubbard Race Relations Award for her work on equity in education and as a community organizer in Toronto’s Oakwood-Vaughan neighbourhood.