Toronto, ON, September 26, 2018 - Schools are more than simple bricks and mortar.
They are the foundation and heart of their communities. Schools connect students,
parents, teachers, school staff, citizens and locally elected school board trustees
together in support of a common goal – building bright futures for students.
Creating that future in schools across the province is a local affair and that's
why it is vital that we vote for school board trustees. They bridge the gap between
the community and the school board and ensure boards are accountable to parents,
guardians and their local communities for student success and well-being.
On Monday, October 22, Municipal and School Board elections will be held throughout
the province of Ontario. Voters will choose school trustees for 72 school boards
in Ontario's four publicly funded systems.
Trustees are the only democratically elected individuals responsible for the education
of Ontario's children. Voters should know who their local school board trustee candidates
are and what they stand for before going to the polls on October 22. That's why
the website elections.ontarioschooltrustees.org, was created by the Ontario Education
Services Corporation (OESC) on behalf of Ontario's four school board/trustee associations.
It features profiles of trustee candidates across all of Ontario's school boards,
wards and zones. After election day, the site will be updated with election results.
The website also features:
- Backgrounders on the roles and responsibilities of trustees and information on
- Details on why, how, when and where to vote
- Downloadable guides including a guide on hosting an All Candidates Meeting
- Printable posters and banner ads for download to promote the election
Voters can also follow the conversation on Twitter by using the elections hashtag:
School board trustees play a key leadership role in public education. Get to know
your local trustee candidates before voting in the Municipal and School Board elections
on October 22.
Today's students will be tomorrow's leaders. Your vote will help make that happen.
For more information please contact:
Anne Gerson – Chargée de communication, Association des conseils scolaires des écoles
publiques de l'Ontario (ACÉPO) Email:
email@example.com, Tel: 647-499-4266
Marie-Josée Roy – Responsable des communications, Association franco-ontarienne
des conseils scolaires catholiques (AFOCSC) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 416.250.1754
Sharon McMillan – Director of Communications, Ontario Catholic School Trustees'
Association (OCSTA) Email:
email@example.com, Tel: 416.932.9460 ext. 232
May Moore – Director of Communications, Ontario Public School Boards' Association
firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 416-340-2540