Chair and Vice-Chair Acclaimed

Posted on 12/03/2015

DECEMBER 3, 2015 - BARRIE, ON: The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board trustees are pleased to announce that Maria Hardie and Carol Corriveau-Truchon were acclaimed as Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively, at the Board’s initial meeting on Wednesday, December 2nd. Chair Maria Hardie and Vice-Chair Carol Corriveau-Truchon will serve in their positions for the 2016 board year.

Maria Hardie represents wards 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of Barrie and has been a trustee with the board since November 2010. This is her third term as Chair. She lives in Barrie with her husband Michael. Their two children are graduates of the Catholic system. Prior to her election as trustee, Maria was a school secretary with the Board for 22 years before retiring from St. Nicholas Catholic School in Barrie.

“It is such a pleasure to represent our families as an advocate for Catholic education in Simcoe County and the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound,” said Maria Hardie. “I thank my fellow trustees for once again putting their faith in me  as the Chair of the Board - together we will continue to foster an environment where our students and staff can achieve excellence in a faith-filled environment.”

Carol Corriveau-Truchon represents Huntsville, Muskoka Lakes, Lake of Bays, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Georgian Bay and Parry Sound. Carol was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010 and this is her first term serving as Vice-Chair. Carol lives in Bracebridge with her husband Gilles.  She has 4 children, 3 of whom are graduates of our system, while the youngest is a student at St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School in Bracebridge.

“It is an honour to be able to serve our Catholic communities in this way,” said Carol Corriveau-Truchon. “This is an especially exciting year to serve as Vice-Chair since our board has been chosen to host the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association’s Annual General Meeting in Collingwood later this spring. Our board will play host to up to 300 Catholic trustees from across the province and I look forward to working with my colleagues to welcome this delegation.”