Information for Candidates

Have you considered being a Catholic School Board Trustee?

Nominations will be accepted on September 18, 2017 between the hours of 10 am and 12:00 noon at the Catholic School District Office in St. Albert (6 St. Vital Avenue). Candidates must live within the district boundaries to represent any Ward in which they run, and be Catholic. The Office of School Trustee is a paid position with a variety of responsibilities and commitments. For more information on eligibility, residency, and the role of the trustee please contact Deborah Schlag, Secretary Treasurer at 780-459-7711, x128 or email

Ward 1 Nomination Form  

Ward 2 Nomination Form

Ward 3 Nomination Form

District Ward Boundary Maps

Instructions to complete Nomination Form

Disclosure of Candidate Information

Why I am Running Candidate Profile

Who can sign my Nomination Papers?

Nomination papers must be signed by a minimum of five (5) eligible electors prior to submission. An eligible elector must reside within the boundaries of the Ward you are choosing to run in. 

A candidate may run in any of the three wards (Ward 1- St. Albert & Area; Ward 2 - Morinville & Area; or Ward 3 - Legal & Area), and while the candidate must live within the jurisdictional boundary of the District, it is not necessary to actually live in the Ward in which you are running, BUT the NOMINATION FORM, can only be signed by Catholic Electors of the Ward in which you are running.

For example, if a Candidate lives in St. Albert and chooses to run in Morinville (Ward 2), then only Morinville Catholic Electors can sign the Nomination Form.

Who can submit Nomination Papers?

Nomination papers may be handed in by any person and not necessarily by the candidate.  If nomination papers are not submitted personally by the candidate, they must be properly signed and commissioned in the presence of a Commissioner for Oaths, prior to submission. 

When submitted in-person, by the candidate, the papers should be signed in the presence of the Returning Officer, who will then sign and commission them.

Non-compliance with this requirement may result in disqualification of the candidate.

What do I need to bring when I submit my Nomination Papers?

- Completed "Nomination Form"

- Signed "Disclosure of Candidate Information"

- Completed "Why I am running Candidate Profile Form"

- High resolution photo (head/shoulders image on solid background)* 

*If you submit your nomination papers at the school district office and don't have a suitable photo, a District representative will be available to take your photo on September 18, 2017 to post on the website. This photo service may not be available at other sites accepting nomination papers.


Candidate Residency

Overview - Trustee Role, Responsibility, & Remuneration  

Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association Guide to Trusteeship

Alberta School Boards Association Guide to Trusteeship

Policy 7 - Board Operations

2016-17 Board Meeting Dates

2017-18 Board Meeting Dates will be confirmed at the Organizational Meeting on October 30, 2017 (7:00 pm)


Catholic Trustee Information Sessions

The Alberta Catholic School Trustees' Association (ACSTA), together with the Alberta Bishops, will be holding Catholic Trustee information sessions for prospective candidates in each Alberta diocese this May and June. Information sessions will be about 2 hours in length and will include a presentation by ACSTA elected officials, administration and the local bishop.

If you are thinking about becoming a Catholic School Trustee, the information sessions are a great way to learn more about the role of trustee, the uniqueness of the Catholic trustee and the relationship with the local Bishop, as well as answer any questions you may have and point to resources available.

Dates for the events are as follows:

May 11 - Edmonton - St. Brendan School - 7 PM – With Archbishop Smith
May 25 - Fort McMurray - St. Paul’s Catholic Church  - 7 PM – With Bishop Paul Terrio
June 7 - Grande Prairie - St. Joseph Catholic Church - 7 PM – With Archbishop Pettipas
June 8 - Calgary - Prince of Peace School - 7 PM – With Bishop McGrattan

We want to emphasise that the information sessions in no way support a particular candidate or affiliation, and are not being held to provide a means of debate among candidates. This is not a forum for candidates to speak, this is for the education of potential trustees and to explain the process.

Should you have any questions please contact the ACSTA office at 780-484-6209 or email at