Who I Am and How I Can Help

My wife and I moved to Mississauga in 2020. We already had our first son and she was pregnant with our second, so we had outgrown our west end Toronto apartment.

In these past 2 years, we have made a home for ourselves and our children have learned to play and explore in all of the wonderful parks and green spaces the area has to offer.

This fall, our eldest entered the school system, and since I have always been passionate about education, and I want to bring that passion to the school system that will be educating your children and mine!

I was raised by 2 teachers and they instilled in me a deep love of learning, but also a passion for education as one of the most important systems that impacts the present and future of our communities.

My experience working in government and as a political organizer will help ensure that I can ensure that our resources are being used in the most effective way possible to educate and support our children as they grow up and become the next stewards of our community.

There are a lot of issues with the current state of the board and our schools, and the only way to work through those issues and build a stronger school system is to have some very difficult conversations, consult with the entire community and be relentless in pursuing our goal of a well managed school system that meets the needs of all students, and instills a trust in parents and in the community that our students, teachers and schools are in good hands.

I will be a trustee that will help get us there by not only listening to those that come forward and participate in community meetings, but also reaching out to those who aren't as engaged (yet) because I know that it's not as easy for some in the community to be involved, but I know that an engaged community is the only way to get to where we want to go.

I encourage you to reach out to me before casting your vote - I'd love the chance to earn your support.

You can reach me at matt@mattriggs.ca or by calling 647-830-8391