Become a Trustee

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What is a school board trustee?

School board trustees are locally-elected representatives of the public and they are our community’s advocate for public education. As a member of our board, their role is to assist the board in fulfilling its duties under Ontario’s Education Act. They must maintain a focus on student achievement and well-being and help make decisions that benefit the whole school board district while representing the interests of their constituents. They must also communicate the views and decisions of the board back to their constituents.

Learn more about school board trustees.

2018 Municipal and School Board Elections

Election day is October 22, 2018. Recent legislative amendments have resulted in changes to the election calendar. Please refer the following key dates:

May 1, 2018

  • First day for candidate to file a nomination paper for the office of school board trustee
  • Campaign period begins once a nomination notice of registration is filed

July 27, 2018

  • Nomination day (deadline to file a nomination)
  • All candidates are welcome to submit their profiles to Please include your name, school board and ward. You may also include a photo, a brief biography, your email address and website address with your profile.

October 22, 2018

  • Voting day
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