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Governance & Trustees

Governance & Trustees' Role

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board is governed by a Board of Trustees. Catholic school trustees are elected for a four-year term to represent Cathoiic/separate school electors in their distribution area(s) at the school board level and at various levels of the government.

Catholic trustee responsibilities include:
• Establishing the school system’s mission and vision
• Approving curriculum guidelines for Catholic schools
• Establishing the annual budget and serving as good stewards of available resources
• Developing policies to ensure that "Christ and the teachings of the Catholic Church are placed at the centre" of students' learning experiences
• Determining the type, size and location of schools
• Hiring Director of Education and other staff

To be eligible for election to a four-year term as a Catholic school trustee, candidates must be:
• a Roman Catholic
• a separate school supporter
• a resident of a school board jurisdiction
• a Canadian citizen
• at least 18 years of age

Trustee distribution is as follows:
• Ward 1, 2 & 15: One to be elected
• Ward 3 & 4: One to be elected
• Ward 5: One to be elected
• Ward 6: One to be elected
• Ward 7: One to be elected
• Ward 8 & 14: One to be elected
• Ward 9 & 11: One to be elected
• Ward 10: One to be elected
• Ward 12 & 13: One to be elected

View our current Trustee Membership at:

Legal Qualifications to be a Trustee
HWCDSB Trustee Distribution Map

HWCDSB Trustee Distribution Map