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Become a Catholic School Trustee!

Are you interested in making a difference in Catholic education in your area? Consider becoming a Catholic school trustee with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB). 

The next municipal and school board election is on October 24, 2022. Candidate nominations are open from May 2 to August 19, 2022.  The new Board of Trustees will serve from November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026. 

How Can I Run as a School Trustee?

Trustee jurisdictions may cross municipal boundaries. Interested candidates will submit their nominations to their local municipality office. See the trustee jurisdiction map (PDF link) to determine your municipality office. More information about Trustee Distribution and Determination is available in the March 23 Board Report (PDF link).

What Qualification Do I Need to be a Catholic School Trustee?

In order to be a Catholic School Trustee, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen

  • Be a Roman Catholic

  •  Be 18 years of age or older

  • Be a resident within the jurisdiction of the Board

  • Be a supporter of the Board – see our Tax Designation Form

  • Not be an employee of any district school board or school authority in Ontario

  • Not be a clerk, deputy clerk, treasurer or deputy treasurer of a municipality within the jurisdiction of the Board

  • Not be a Senator, MP or MPP

  • Not otherwise be disqualified from office

Key Dates

  • May 2 – August 19, 2022 (before 2 pm) – Candidates can file nominations  

  • August 19, 2022 (before 2 pm) – Final Day for Withdrawal of Candidacy

  • October 24, 2022 – Voting Day

  • November 15, 2022 – Board of Trustees’ Term of Office Begins

Contact Us

If you have any questions about becoming a Catholic School Trustee with SMCDSB, please contact:

Kelly Hitchman-Powers, Coordinator of Trustee Services
705-722-3555, Ext., 265
[email protected]