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Municipal By-Election 2019 - City of Vaughan Wards 1 and 2
Municipal By-Election 2019 - City of Vaughan Wards 1 and 2

Important Dates

Nominations are being accepted for candidates for Trustee Ward 1 and 2 until Monday, March 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.  Potential candidates can find more information on the City of Vaughan By-Election Candidates website.

Voting Day for the 2019 By-Election is Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Advanced voting dates and times are Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24, 2019. For a complete list of dates (PDF) visit the City of Vaughan website.

Unofficial By-Election Results

The unofficial by-election results can be viewed on the City of Vaughan website.

All Candidate Meeting


 All Candidate Meeting Livestream



When:                         April 1, 2019
Time:                          6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Where:                        Emily Carr Secondary School
                                    4901 Rutherford Road,
                                    Woodbridge, ON L4H 3C2
Location:                    Cafeteria                    
  • Student Trustees
  • Kathi Wallace, Former Interim Director of Education, York Region District School Board and Former Director of Education, Simcoe County District School Board
The all candidates meeting will be livestreamed.  A link will be posted on this page by      4:30 p.m. on April 1, 2019.  A video of the event will be posted following the meeting for any member of the public unable to attend in person.
Why host an all candidates’ meeting?
All candidates’ meetings are non-partisan events intended to support the local democratic process and provide members of the public with an opportunity to learn about the candidates and hear their views on issues affecting education. 
Additional information about all candidates meetings is available in the Guide to Hosting a School Board Trustee All Candidates Meeting.
Who are the candidates?    
There are 13 candidates running for the vacant position of school board trustee in the City of Vaughan, Wards 1 and 2.

The information contained in each of the candidates’ written submissions (linked below) has been posted as received. The views, thoughts and opinions expressed by each candidate belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the York Region District School Board.   

Giulietti, Marisa
Goldberg, Miranda
Welcome and Overview of Procedures
6:30 p.m.
Opening Statements
6:35 p.m.
Question and Answer Period
7:05 p.m
Closing Statements
8:05 p.m.
Candidate Availability Period
8:20 p.m.
8:45 p.m.
Members of the public will have 25 minutes to speak to candidates directly during the candidate availability period at assigned tables.

Rules and  Procedures

1.          The meeting will be called to order promptly at 6:30 p.m.

2.          Candidates will pull numbers at random from the moderator at the time of arrival.Candidates will pull numbers at random from the moderator at the time of arrival.  This will determine their speaking order and table for the candidate availability period. 

3.          Each candidate will have two minutes to make their opening statement beginning with candidate number 1 followed by each of the other candidates in numerical order.

Opening comments should answer the following:
  • Background information about themselves and experience they bring to the role.
  •  An overview of why they want to be a school board trustee at the York Region District School Board.

4.          Following the opening statements, the moderators will ask each candidate to respond to predetermined questions.  Each candidate will have one minute to answer each question in a predetermined order one at a time.  The question and answer period is not a debate. 

5.         After the question and answer period, one minute will be provided to each candidate to make a closing statement. Candidates will make closing statements in reverse order from opening statements (beginning with the candidate assigned number 13 and ending with the candidate assigned number 1).
6.         Members of the public will be able to speak with candidates during the candidate availability portion of the meeting. To ensure procedural fairness, during the question and answer portion of the agenda only the moderators will ask questions.  9. Candidates have been asked to keep dialogue positive and focused on their vision for the role of trustee. The moderators will take appropriate action to address disruptive behaviour.


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 Multi-Year Plan
  • monitor the performance of the Director of Education
  • practice responsible stewardship of Board resources
For more information about Trustee Roles and Responsibilities, visit our website.

Candidate Qualification Gui delines

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 York Region,
  • at least 18 years of age, and
  • a public school tax supporter.
Individuals interested in becoming a trustee should contact the Office of the City Clerk to obtain instructions about the election and nomination processes, campaign finances and any other important information outlined in the Municipal Elections Act.
For a list of registered candidates, please visit the City of Vaughan website.
Public school supporters in York Region are eligible to vote for the position of York Region District School Board Trustee.  For questions or to change your school support preference, please contact your local Municipal Clerks Office.

Information for Pu blic Scho ol Trustee Candidates

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

About York Region District School Bo ard:

About the Role of Public School Trustee:


Trustee Honora ria

Effective December 1, 2018, based on student enrolment calculations, in accordance with the Education Act and Ontario Regulation 357/06, Trustee honoraria is set at $23,701.00 for trustees, $28,701.00 and $33,701.00 for the Vice-Chair and Chair respectively.
Additional funds are allocated for reasonable miscellaneous, professional development and communication expenses incurred in a trustee’s term of office, as outlined in Policy and Procedure #220.0, Trustee Services.

Additional Information:

For further information please contact Lisa Reinhardt, Manager, Corporate Secretariat and Trustee Services by email or phone 905-727-0022 Ext. 2217. ​​​

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