Role of Catholic School Trustees

Trustees perform an important and valued role in education. Among other duties, they oversee the development of policies and procedures that guide the Board in its operation and help establish budgets for the Board to operate within. Our trustees know about the complex world of education and are familiar with Ministry of Education legislation.

In addition, our trustees have the added responsibility of furthering the mission of Catholic education and the broader mission of the Catholic Church.

"For the Catholic trustee, the Church's mission to proclaim, teach and bear witness to the Gospel finds its particular expression in the mission of the Catholic school. And the mission of the Catholic school is to evangelize youth so that they will become not only well-developed persons and good citizens, but also faithful disciples of Christ and witnesses to the faith." Catholic Trustees: Advocates, Guardians and Stewards of Catholic Education (Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association)

Our trustees are elected by English separate school supporters to provide the public with representation in the critical job of educating children. Take a look at our Supporting Catholic Education
 link to find out more about designating your support so you can vote for your Catholic trustee and make Catholic education count. There is no doubt that our trustees make a tremendous contribution and commitment to the success of Catholic education in the various school communities they serve.