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Born and raised in the city of Mississauga, Matthew Kornas has been committed to education and Catholic faith his entire life. A graduate of the University of Toronto in the fields of Political Science and History (BA), Matthew has followed his family tradition and is an alumni of St. Michael’s College at U of T, St. George. A dedicated follower and volunteer of the Mississauga’s largest Roman Catholic parish, St. Maximillian Kolbe. He volunteers in local drives and initiatives to bring Canadian youth closer to worldwide Catholic events. Matthew has attended World Youth Days in Krakow, Poland and Madrid, Spain and has worked to give this same opportunity to others at his parish.

Matthew was the youngest member of St. John Paul ll Foundation (Toronto Branch), an organization based in Rome. Responsible for supporting Catholic universities in Asia and Eastern Europe through exchange programs and funding bursaries. Since elementary school, Matthew was part of foundation’s efforts to help those from less fortunate backgrounds and gives them an opportunity to a Catholic education. The foundation organizes events and raises money to support scholarships for students attending Catholic post secondary institutions. In his youth, Matthew was a dedicated supporter of Catholic education and took advantage of many wonderful programs offered by Ontario School Boards. He traveled with the Toronto Catholic District School Board twice as a music student, a saxophone player, and played inside Catholic churches and seminaries in Italy and Germany. Matthew has experience working with people of all backgrounds and faiths. Employed at Toronto Pearson Airport, he assisted persons with disabilities during the 2015 Toronto Panam Games. He is open-minded, acceptive and approachable and has volunteered at St. Maximillian Kolbe.

Most importantly, Matthew is accessible and accountable to students, parents and teachers. He wants to be an advocate for students and strengthen them to be great members of society with virtues and values. Faithful to the Catholic doctrine, Matthew believes in his spiritual calling to become the next Ward 2 and 8 Catholic School Board District Trustee.

My Platform


    - student academic achievement and well-being

    - a positive school environment

    - prevention of bullying and cyber-bullying

    - effective and appropriate education programs to students

    - students to pursue their educational goals

    - as an advocate for students and teachers

    - a stronger connection with Catholic values and education