Rawlson King for Trustee in Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Zone 12, Innes/Beacon Hill–Cyrville
Education is the key factor in creating upward mobility for our children and communities. That’s why Rawlson King is running for OCDSB Trustee in Zone 12, Innes/Beacon Hill–Cyrville.
As a recognized community volunteer and leader, he wants to be your champion for quality public education.
He has been the volunteer President of the Overbrook Community Association, where he successfully advocated for a city-led youth strategy and a response plan to serious crime. During his tenure, the organization successfully raised $42,000 to hold a highly-acclaimed community musical that promoted social inclusion, while celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary.
He is also a volunteer Board member and Treasurer at the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre, a $1.6 million health and social services facility that serves Ottawa’s east-end, and served as volunteer President of Gallery 101, a prominent Ottawa artist-run centre. To encourage more local educational options, he serves as a volunteer Board member at AlivEducation, an innovative and non-traditional evening and weekend after-school program for youth.
Educated in Ottawa, Rawlson holds both a Bachelor of Journalism (with concentration in Legal Studies), and a M.A. in Communication from Carleton University.
Recognized for his volunteer work, Rawlson won a 2018 United Way Ottawa Community Builder of the Year Award, conferred during National Volunteer Week.
He is running because firstly, he is committed to ensuring student excellence through curriculum innovation and pilot projects that focus on critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
Secondly, he’s committed to retaining local control of education-related decision making and for actively advocating for more resources from Queen’s Park, since the new provincial government will be looking to cut back on its already inadequate spending in local education.
Thirdly, he is dedicated to building better lines of communication with parents, students, teachers and the school administration.
A vote for Rawlson King sends a clear message that we want meaningful consultation, innovation in education, a better funding formula, and greater community autonomy over our local schools so that we can strengthen our neighbourhoods. Learn more about his campaign at www.rawlsonking.ca.