The Municipal Elections are right around the corner. You can vote for your Zone Trustee on election day, October 24, 2022, or at advanced poles. Look for up-to-date information on the City of Ottawa’s website.
What does it take to be a School Board Trustee?
You must be…
- a Canadian citizen.
- at least 18 years old
- a Roman Catholic
- a resident within the jurisdiction of the board
- a supporter of the board (see directing school support)
- not legally prohibited from voting
- not disqualified by any legislation from holding school board office
Trustee candidates don’t need to live in their electoral zone. All candidates must complete and file a Nomination Paper with the City of Ottawa Elections Office. There is a fee to file the Nomination Paper.
What does a School Trustee do?
Your Trustee is your community’s representative on our school board. Trustees develop policies and procedures designed to ensure Ottawa Catholic Schools are vibrant, faith-filled learning communities. You can learn more about OCSB Trustees and their responsibilities through our Trustee Candidate Information Sheet, Trustee Finance Summary and Trustee page.
Who are the OCSB Trustee Candidates for the 2022 Municipal Elections?
You can see the current list of nominated candidates on the City of Ottawa website. If and when new candidates are nominated, they will be updated there.
Critical Dates for the 2022 Municipal Election
|May 2, 2022||You can file your nomination with the election clerk|
|August 19, 2022||Nomination day and last day to file or withdraw a nomination|
|August 22, 2022||Last day for City Clerk to certify candidate nomination papers|
|September 1, 2022||“Am I on the Voters’ List?” search tool is available.|
|October 21, 2022||The last day for an individual, corporation, or trade union to file a registration notice as a third-party advertiser.Individuals, corporations, and trade unions have until 4:30 pm to file their registration notice.|
|October 24, 2022||Voting day|
|November 15, 2022||Term of office begins for four years|
|January 3, 2023||Election campaign period ends|
|March 30, 2023||Financial filing deadline|
Supporting your vote
We have put together several resources to support you through this fall’s voting process.
Resources from the City of Ottawa & Government of Ontario
Resources from the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA)
Resources from the Ontario Education Services Corporation (OESC)
- Ontario School Trustees website
- Change the Future poster
- Making a Difference for Kids – Running for Election as a School Board Trustee
Resources from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs