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Governance & Trustees

Governance & Trustees' Role

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board is governed by a Board of Trustees. Separate school trustees are elected for a four-year term to represent and address the interests and concerns of 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
• Developing policies to ensure the efficient operation of the Board
• Determining the type, size and location of schools

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