Student Trustee

My name is Kendra Fortin, I am a grade 12 student and I am the student trustee for the 2014/2015 year. 
What is
 astudenttrustee Student Trustees' role in a School Board? 

Students in Ontario have a direct voice in decision-making through their student trustees, who sit on every school board in the province. Student trustees have the same opportunity for input as other trustees, although they do not have a vote. The student trustee brings the students’ perspective to the board table and helps to ensure that the school board is acting in the best interest of the students. Student trustees can bring forward issues and help to influence school board and provincial education policies. In many boards, the student trustee is advised by a council made up of student representatives from each high school.

Our boardis also lucky to be apart of OSTA-AECO(Ontario Student Trustees Association) and has the opportunity to represent our area on a provincial level. OSTA-AECO is the largest student stakeholder in education and the voice for the student vision. As the representatives of over 2 million students, we are a dynamic, diverse voice. We act as consultants on policy for the Ministry of Education, collaborate with stakeholders in the education community and work to unite all student trustees across the province. As Trustee you attend OSTA conferences and have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other Student Trustees from all other Ontario. There are many opportunities to get involved in OSTA. For example, I currently sit on the Catholic Board Council where I am the South Western Ontario Representative. For more information please visit our website:

This year we are having student trustee elections early. This way our new trustee can come to conferences and board meetings with me to gain knowledge about their important role in our board. 

This position is a very big responsibility therefore those running for trustee must be in Grade 11, 12 or victory lab in the 2015-2016 year. Elections will be held on Friday February 6th, and the newly elected trustee will be attending a conference with me in Ottawa on February 26-29.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns please feel free to contact me at

Student Trustee Election

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