Rukshan Para is a resident of Cornell, Markham for over 20 years and he continues to call it home with his wife and son. Rukshan is a financial consultant and has successfully led the implementation of multi-million dollar projects for the banking industry. He will bring a strategic leadership approach to operational efficiency, process improvement, and data governance, to enhance the York Region District School Board’s vision and to ensure a better education system for our children.Read More
During my tenure, I vow to strengthen and enhance the two-way communication between the people and the Board. Facilitating an open and transparent dialogue will help us ensure we maximize your voice to provide the best education possible for our children. As your Trustee, I would take every opportunity to listen to community partners, identify issues and communicate the needs of our community with integrity.
As your Trustee, my focus will be to foster 21st century global competencies for our children from Kindergarten to grade 12. Innovative initiatives that focus on inclusivity are key not only for all our children's academic success but also character development. We are building future leaders and this can only be done with the enhancement of the systems we put in place and the quality of our educators we choose.
Advocating for greater special needs programs and services will be a top priority for me. Finding new funds and programs is imperative during the next four years to develop our children. No two children learn the same way, therefore, special educational learning tools and tailored facilities are a huge need for each child's success in our society.
I am determined to lead with compassion, inclusivity, integrity, and transparency. Accountability to my constituents is of utmost importance. I commit to ensure our board’s multi-year strategic plan closely reflects Ward 5 and 7’s needs and priorities.
Students' achievement and well-being are a direct result of programs we develop. My vision is to collaborate with necessary partners and experts to facilitate each and every student's progress. We can achieve smoother approval and transparent processes that best use our tax payer’s funds.
The Ontario government awarded Rukshan Para with the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Volunteerism. This award was to recognize Rukshan for outstanding contributions as a volunteer in the community and for being a changemaker. He was also a recipient of the Ontario Volunteer Service Award in 2019, and the recipient of Men of Honour in 2019.Read More