For TDSB Trustee – Ward 18 Scarborough Southwest

Malika Ghous

For TDSB Trustee – Ward 18

Scarborough has been my home for over 20 years. As a former TDSB student, I know the challenges facing students in classrooms, such as accessing the right programs and extra-curricular, adjusting to a new school, and more. The pandemic has brought on many new challenges for students and their families both in and out of the classroom.

Scarborough’s youth need our support to succeed.

As your TDSB Trustee, I will:


Work for more resources to support mental health and special education


Advocate for more programs that prepare students for life after graduation


Be a voice for investment for needed school renovations

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Together, we can bring productive change.

Malika’s Priorities

Human rights

Advocate For More Programs

I will advocate for more programs that prepare students for life after graduation.

Human rights

Mental Health & Special Education

I will work for more resources to support mental health and special education.

Human rights

School Renovations

I will be your voice for investment in needed school renovations.


"Malika Ghous is a former TDSB student and understands the challenges facing students in classrooms. Her experience and determination to support Scarborough's youth will make her an excellent Trustee."

John Tory

Mayor of Toronto

"I have known Malika's father, Ali, for a number of years. I commend Malika for her efforts to enter public service at such a young age as it is important to include the voices of youth as part of civic action."

Gary Crawford

Councillor Scarborough Southwest

I support Malika Ghous in her bid to become the TDSB Trustee for Ward 18. Her bright mind and strong voice are what we need in local leadership, especially when it comes to standing up for students. I look forward to seeing the positive impact she will make in our schools across Scarborough Southwest.

Bill Blair

The Honourable Bill Blair, PC COM MP - Member of Parliament, Scarborough Southwest

“As the MPP for Scarborough Southwest and a long-time resident of this community, I have always been a strong advocate for youth engagement in politics. I am proud to see Malika Ghous, a volunteer and a highly engaged young woman, step up to serve our community and put her name forward as TDSB trustee. Malika grew up in Scarborough and is a former TDSB student. It is wonderful to see someone like her take this lived experience and work towards building brighter future for the students of Scarborough.”

Doly Begum

MPP for Scarborough Southwest

Over the years I have known and had the opportunity to work with Malika Ghous, I have seen first-hand how hard-working and dedicated to our community she is. I’ve seen how much she cares for her family, including her young brothers that are still going to school in Scarborough. She wants the best for them and for all our children, and I know that as the trustee for Scarborough Southwest she will work hard to make sure all students have all the support and resources they need to succeed.

Salma Zahid

Member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre

I know Ali Dar Ghous for some years and his daughter, Malika Ghous is seeking the position of TDSB Trustee for Ward 18. They have been very helpful in the community.

John Mckay

The Honourable John McKay - Member of Parliament

"I’m pleased to support Malika Ghous as she seeks the position of TDSB Trustee for Ward 18. I know Malika to be a passionate advocate for Scarborough Southwest, she is ideally-positioned to identify the needs and priorities of her community and ensure they are considered in decisions that impact schools. Above all, I know that Malika cares about our public education system and would do an excellent job of raising her voice on behalf of students."

Mitzie Hunter

MPP, Scarborough-Guildwood