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We are preparing for the 2022-2023 Student Trustee selection processes. These are important processes intended to engage all schools in the selection of the student representatives who provide student voice on the Board of Trustees.

Again for the 2022-2023 school year, the Shakowennakara:tats (Indigenous Student Trustee) will be selected through CC:ROSE. CC:ROSE is a student-led community for Indigenous learners who want connect with each other through unique cultural opportunities and by sharing their voice as Indigenous youth across HWDSB. Further information regarding this process will follow.

Two Student Trustees will also be selected through an election process. We encourage any secondary students interested in being Student Trustees to attend a virtual Student Trustee Information Session to learn more. Students are invited to complete an Interest Form available below.

A Student Trustee is a member of the Board of Trustees and as such is part of the deliberations and decision-making of all matters brought before the Board. Some critical responsibilities of the Student Trustee are to represent the interests of students during deliberations of the Board of Trustees and to communicate Board decisions to system students.

Learn more about Student Trustees.

Timelines for 2022-23 Student Trustees:

  • Information Session: January 5, 2022 (please registered by January 4 at 12:00 p.m.)
  • Applications due January 20, 2022 by 4:00 p.m.
  • Online voting to occur February 18 to 25 (polls close at 4:00 p.m.)
  • Student Trustees 2022-23 named in the March 2022 Board Meeting

For more information, contact:

Heather Miller, Officer of Trustee Services
905-527-5092 ext. 2279

Interested in becoming a STUDENT TRUSTEE?

Attend the Student Trustee Information Session

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is committed to hearing the voices of students through Student Trustees. Student views are considered in the decisions made by the Board of Trustees. Being a Student Trustee gives students valuable learning opportunities and experiences.

We are holding an information session so that interested students can learn more about this role.


Virtual meeting January 5, 2022 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
RSVP to hmiller@hwdsb.on.ca to register by January 4, 2022 at 12 p.m.
You will receive an invite to attend this MS Teams event

Student Trustee Information Session flyer 2022-23


Candidates for Student Trustee roles will apply between January 7 and 20, 2022. Please complete an application form to declare your interest.

HWDSB students in grades 7-12 will vote for candidates from February 18 to 25, 2022. Votes are tallied by school to create each school’s top two choices.


Vote Now

Please Note: You will be required to sign in to your HWDSB account to vote.

A filter will be applied at the end of the voting period to ensure that voters meet the eligibility criteria of being in grades 7 to 12.

Only one submission per eligible voter is allowed. 

Updated on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
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