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Board Appoints New Zone 5 Trustee (Beacon-Hill-Cyrville/Innes)

ocsb-zone-5-trustee-photoThe Ottawa Catholic School Board of Trustees has appointed Joanne MacEwan as the trustee for Zone 5 – Beacon-Hill-Cyrville/Innes. Mrs. MacEwan has long experience in the community as the Co-Chair of the Catholic School Parents’ Association and the Chair of the Board’s Parent Involvement Committee. Joanne has a long history of commitment to Catholic education in Ottawa and Ontario. She was chosen from a field of eight (8) qualified candidates who were interviewed at a public meeting on June 27.

Photo (from left to right): Director of Education Julian Hanlon; Board Chairperson Mark D. Mullan; New Zone 5 Trustee Joanne MacEwan; Justice of the Peace, Paulina Brecher; and Board Vice-chairperson, Ted Hurley.

“We are pleased to have Joanne MacEwan join the Board after the sad and sudden loss of Trustee Sheskay. We look forward to working with her. She brings a wealth of experience to the Board with a strong background building partnerships and developing networks between parents, administration and the community,” said Chairperson Mark Mullan.

Trustee Vacancy - Application Process

Trustees are members of the school board. They provide an important link between local communities and the school board, bringing the issues and concerns of their constituents to board discussions and decision making. The Ottawa Catholic School Board invited individuals qualified to serve as a School Board Trustee to submit their application. According to the Education Act of Ontario, the Board has 90 days to appoint a new trustee to fill the vacant position. 

In order to be eligible, candidates must be:

  • a resident in the Board’s area of jurisdiction;
  • a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years of age;
  • a Roman Catholic;
  • qualified to vote for members of the Catholic District School Board; and 
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding the office of trustee.

A person is not qualified to act as a member of a district school board if the person is:

  • an employee of a district school board or other school authority;
  • a member of the council of a municipality or an upper-tier municipality, all or part of which is included in the area of jurisdiction of the district school board; and/or
  • an elected member of a local board, as defined in the Municipal Affairs Act, of a municipality or an upper-tier municipality, all or part of which is included in the area of jurisdiction of the district school board.

Trustee Application Package

Application deadline: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10:00 am. The application deadline has passed. Completed Application Packages (including both forms listed below) will be posted on this website once the candidates' qualifications have been verified. 

Completed Application Packages were submitted in hard copy format to:

For more information, please contact Board Services at 613-224-4455 ext 2325.

Applications received by the Ottawa Catholic School Board

The Ottawa Catholic School Board randomly drew candidate names to determine the order and time for the candidate interviews. The draw for interview times took place on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm in Room 1 of the Catholic Education Centre at 570 West Hunt Club Road. Interviews were held during a Special Board Meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, beginning at 7:00 pm. The successful candidate was sworn in on the same date by a Commissioner of Oaths. View the Board Agenda for the Special Board Meeting on June 27, 2012 >>

 Name of Applicant  Application Submitted  Interview Time
 Roger Furmanczyk  View Application Package >>  7:00 pm
 Johanne Brownrigg  View Application Package >>  7:10 pm
 Catherine Fournier  View Application Package >>  7:20 pm
 Kevin Wayne Lee  View Application Package >>  7:30 pm
 Thomas Duggan  View Application Package >>  7:40 pm
 MaryAnne Margaret Brown (Stevers)  View Application Package >>  8:00 pm
 Dureen Coade  Application withdrawn  N/A
 Joanne M. MacEwan  View Application Package >>  8:10 pm 
 Michael L. Falardeau  View Application Package >>  8:20 pm

Disclaimer: The views expressed are those of the applicants.