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2021 Catholic School Trustee Election

Trustee Election

On Monday, October 18, 2021, Edmontonians will head to the polls to elect a mayor, councillors, Catholic school trustees, and public school trustees. The nomination period is now open and runs until September 20, 2021. 

As locally-elected representatives of the public, individual trustees will serve a four-year term. They are accountable to their constituents and responsible for overseeing and directing the school division’s operations. Trustees form the governing body of the School Board and play a vital role as politicians, policy makers, communicators, and role models. A trustee participates in making decisions that benefit the entire Division while representing the views of their constituents and communicates board decisions back to their constituents. 

Catholic school trustees also play an integral role as advocates for Catholic education by ensuring students receive an education permeated by our Catholic faith. As governors of an Alberta Catholic school division, our Board of Trustees is accountable to the Minister of Education and also seeks the advice and guidance of both the Archbishop of Edmonton and the Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton.

Watch below: Find out the nomination process aspiring candidates have to complete if they want to run for the 2021 Edmonton Elections.

Candidates seeking trusteeship must be eligible to vote in the election and have been a resident of their local jurisdiction for six consecutive months immediately preceding the election. They must also be Catholic. Candidates may not be an employee, in any capacity, of our Division unless they take a leave of absence.  

Watch Below:  Virtual Information Session for Aspiring Candidates in the 2021 Edmonton civic election.

 

At the November 5, 2020 Public Meeting of the Board, the Board of Trustees approved changes to the Trustee electoral ward boundaries. The new boundaries for wards 75, 76, and 77 are now in effect.  

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