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Trustee Vacancy - Application Process

The Ottawa Catholic School Board is seeking applications from individuals qualified to serve as a Board Trustee to fill a vacancy in Zone 7 (Kitchissippi/Bay) from June 20, 2017 to November 30, 2018. 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. According to the Education Act of Ontario, the Board has 90 days to appoint a new Trustee once a position has become vacant. 

Upon receipt of the Notice of Application and Declaration of Qualification forms, the OCSB's Executive Officer will verify qualifications and notify eligible candidates of the presentation meeting date and time. All qualified applicants who have been selected for a presentation will be notified by June 14th, and will be provided with further details for their presentation at that time. Candidates will present to the Board of Trustees at the Committee of the Whole (Closed) meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Candidates will have five (5) minutes to make a presentation to the Board of Trustees and may be required to answer questions. 

At the conclusion of the presentations on June 20, 2017, the Board of Trustees will rise and report to the Special Board Meeting which is open to the public. Trustees will vote by secret ballot.  The candidate receiving the majority of votes will be confirmed and announced. The successful candidate will be sworn in and will officially assume their duties at the Special Board Meeting on June 20, 2017.

Eligibility qualifications

In order to be eligible, candidates must be:
  • a resident in the Board’s area of jurisdiction;
  • a Canadian citizen; at least 18 years of age;
  • a Roman Catholic;
  • qualified to vote for members of the Ottawa Catholic School Board; and
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding the office of Trustee.

A person is not qualified to act as Board Trustee 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; 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.


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List of schools in Zone 7
St. Rose of Lima School
Dr. F. J. McDonald Catholic School
Notre Dame High School
Our Lady of Fatima School
St. George School

Submit before 10:00 am on Monday, June 5, 2017

Candidates who meet the qualifications and are interested in serving as an Ottawa Catholic School Board Trustee for Zone 7 until November 30, 2018 should submit an application no later than 10:00 am on Monday, June 5, 2017. Please note that late applications will not be accepted. The Notice of Application form will be a public document that will be posted to this webpage.

Questions should be directed to the OCSB's Directorate Office at 613-224-4455 Ext. 2271.

Please download, complete and submit both of the following forms in hard copy format to address below. Please note that these PDF fillable forms cannot be saved as completed to your computer unless you have Adobe Professional. 

Notice of Application

Declaration of Qualification


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Covering an area of approximately 2,900 square kilometres, the Ottawa Catholic School Board is an all encompassing urban, suburban and rural board located in Eastern Ontario. With a full-time equivalent teaching and non-teaching staff of over 4,600 we operate 85 schools (68 elementary, 2 intermediate, and 15 high schools) as well as one adult high school and four adult education centres. We are nationally recognized for our commitment to innovation, collaboration, and creativity. We provide a distinctive education with a special emphasis on student success and spiritual growth to approximately 40,702 full-time students.