Election Information

Important Timelines for the 2022 Municipal Election

Event

Date

Municipal Election Period Begins

May 1, 2022

Nomination Day (last day to file or withdraw nomination papers)

August 19, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

Election Day

October 24, 2022

First Day of New Term of Office

November 15, 2022

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Inaugural Board Meeting

November 15, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.

Filing Deadline for Campaign Expenses

(Candidates may contact Municipal Clerk’s Office for additional details)

March 31, 2023, at 2:00 p.m.


Candidate Qualification Guidelines

Candidates must adhere to the qualification/disqualification guidelines outlined in Section 219 of the Education Act, and must be;

  • a Canadian citizen;
  • a resident of the board area;
  • at least 18 years of age; and
  • a public school tax supporter.

Individuals interested in becoming a trustee are encouraged to review information and instructions about the election and nomination processes, campaign finances, and other important information as outlined in the Municipal Elections Act. This information for candidates is available in the City of Ottawa Information for Candidates Guide (forthcoming) and OCDSB policy P.122.GOV Election Activities

Trustee Roles and Responsibilities

Under the Education Act, trustees are mandated to:

  • promote student achievement and well-being
  • deliver effective and appropriate educational programs
  • develop, maintain and monitor effectiveness of Board policies
  • develop, communicate and review annually a Strategic Plan
  • monitor the performance of the Director of Education
  • practice responsible stewardship of Board resources

Learn more about Trustee Roles and Responsibilities.

2022-2026 Trustee Electoral Zones

On December 14, 2021 the Board approved changes to the electoral zone boundaries to align with the City of Ottawa’s new ward structure. Adjustments made will be in effect for the 2022 election.

Zone 1 – West Carleton-March/Stittsville/Rideau-Goulbourn
Zone 2 – 
Kanata North/Kanata South

Zone 3 – Barrhaven/Knoxdale-Merivale

Zone 4 – 
Bay
Zone 5 – 
College

Zone 6 – 
Rideau-Rockcliffe/Alta Vista
Zone 7 – 
Gloucester-South Nepean/Osgoode

Zone 8 – 
Orleans-Cumberland
Zone 9 – 
Rideau-Vanier/Capital

Zone 10 – 
Somerset/Kitchissippi
Zone 11 – 
River/Gloucester-Southgate

Zone 12 – 
Innes/Beacon Hill-Cyrville

Information for Public School Trustee Candidates

There are many resources available for individuals interested in becoming a Public School Trustee Candidate.

About the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board:

About the Role of Public School Trustee:

Answers to frequently asked questions and additional information for candidates is available in the City of Ottawa Information for Candidates Guide (forthcoming).

Trustee Honoraria

Effective December 1, 2021, based on student enrolment calculations, in accordance with the Education Act and Ontario Regulation 357/06, Trustee honoraria is set at

  • $16,743 for trustees;
  • $21,102 for the Vice Chair; and
  • $25,461 for the Chair.

Additional funds are allocated for reasonable miscellaneous, professional development and communication expenses incurred in a trustee’s term of office, as outlined in P.005.GOV Board Member Expenses and Support Services.

For further information please contact Nicole Guthrie, Manager, Board Services by email or phone.

Email:nicole.guthrie@ocdsb.ca
Phone: 613-596-8211 ext. 8381

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