Trustees matter: get to know your local candidates


Every school day in every one of Ontario’s school boards, the future is being created. Building that bright future is a local affair. Ask any parent, teacher or principal – education is a hands-on job. So when it comes to making decisions, it matters that we have the best school board trustees.

On Monday, Oct. 27, Municipal and school board elections will be held throughout the province of Ontario. Voters will choose school trustees for 72 school boards in four separate publicly funded systems.

Trustees are the only democratically elected individuals responsible for the education of Ontario’s children. That’s precisely why a new website, elections.ontarioschooltrustees.org, features profiles, website and email links and photos of candidates for hundreds of wards, zones and regions across the province.

The comprehensive website also features:

  • Videos promoting the role of trustees and school board elections
  • Downloadable guides on Running for School Board Trustee and Hosting an All Candidates Meeting
  • Printable posters for download to promote the election
  • Informative graphics that can be used to accompany news stories
  • Information on school boards and the public education system in Ontario
  • Backgrounders on trustee responsibilities, becoming a trustee, time commitments, election finances, key dates and candidate FAQs
  • Details on why, how, when and where to vote

On October 27, vote in the Municipal and school board elections and choose your local school board trustee. Children will go out into the world and do great things. Your vote will help make that happen.

For more information, please contact:
Jeff Sprang
Director of Communications
Ontario Public School Boards’ Association
(416) 340-2540, ext. 111