Information for Prospective Niagara Catholic Trustees

Niagara Catholic trustees bring their unique skills, expertise, time and experiences to their roles as advocates, governors, guardians and stewards of Catholic education. They have a vision for Christ-centered Catholic education, are committed to educating all children in the Roman Catholic tradition, and are willing to work with all partners and stakeholders in the community. Trustees focus on important issues such as student achievement and well-being, fiscal responsibility and the efficient operation of the Board and establishing and meeting the System’s mission and goals.

To be eligible to run as an English-Separate (Niagara Catholic) school board trustee, an individual must be:

  • Roman Catholic
  • A Catholic school board supporter
  • A Canadian Citizen
  • A resident of the Regional Municipality of Niagara
  • At least 18 years of age

Trustees elected to represent English-Catholic ratepayers for Niagara Catholic are a part of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association. Please take a moment to review the organization’s A Call to Service pamphlet and Becoming a Catholic School Trustee: A Call to Service and Stewardship in Christ booklet, and the Ontario Education Services Corporation’s Making a Difference for Kids publication, which provide valuable information about the roles and responsibilities of school board trustees.

Nominations are now open for the 2018 municipal election, which includes school board trustees. Niagara Catholic will host a meeting for those interested in finding out more about the very important roles and responsibilities of Catholic school board trustees on July 5 at 6 p.m. at the Catholic Education Centre at 427 Rice Road in Welland. Nominations close at 2 p.m. on July 27, 2018, and the election will take place on October 22, 2018.

Additional information for prospective school board trustees is available at www.elections.ontarioschooltrustees.org, and at www.ocsta.on.ca.