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Nomination Infomation​

The time has come! Applications for the 2022-2023 Student Trustees are now o​pen!​

We invite and encourage all students going into grades 11 and 12 next year to apply for this incredible opportunity.

To learn more about the experience, duties and responsibilities of being a Student Trustee see our Roles and Responsibilities or contact us .

To learn more about the important upcoming ​dates and the overall election process, please make sure to take a look below.


IMPORTANT:  The nomination package is due by no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022.

Key Dates and Process:

Application Deadline:

January 10-21, 2022, closes @ 11:59 p.m.

Interview Period:

January 25-27, 2022

The Campaign Period:

January 31 – February 11, 2022, closes @ 11:59 p.m.

All-Candidates Debate

February 2, 2022

Online Voting Period:

February 14-22, 2022 closes @ 8 p.m.

Election Day:

February 23, 2022

Election Results Announced:

February 24, 2022


* Additional engagement opportunities may be considered as part of the process.

Interviews and Selection of Four Candidates

A panel, composed of the 2021-2022 Student Trustees, members of the York Region Presidents’ Council, York Region Presidents’ Council staff advisors, Vice-Chair of the Board, and a member of the Inclusive School and Community Services will review all applications.

Each applicant will be invited to participate in a short interview (by video conference) between January 25-27, 2022. Applicants will have an opportunity to respond to several predetermined questions.

Four candidates, one from each of the Board’s geographic areas (North, East, West, Central) will be selected to campaign for the position of 2022-2023 Student Trustee for the York Region District School Board. Only the four identified candidates will be notified at the end of the day Friday, February 24, 2022. All other applicants are thanked for taking the time to submit an application and are encouraged to work with current and future student trustees to engage in initiatives that elevate student voice across York Region.

Campaign Period (Monday, January 31 to Friday, February 11, 2022, closes @ 11:59 p.m.)

IMPORTANT: No applicant or candidate may campaign prior to January 31, 2022.

Once the four candidates have been notified, they will work with the 2021-2022 Student Trustees and staff to develop the following campaign materials. These materials will be posted on this page to support student electors in making an educated decision on Election Day.

1.     A short summary about each candidate

2.     A short, two minute, video

Criteria and information to be included in these resources will be provided to each of the four candidates.

Starting on Monday, January 31, 2022, the four candidates may begin campaigning. Information about each candidate will be posted on this page, communicated to student electors and shared via social media.

During this period, candidates will participate in several events to elevate student voice. This may include a live-streamed All-Candidates Debate and a short presentation to the Board of Trustees.

All eligible student electors will be provided with information about the candidates and how they can vote.

The campaign period ends at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022.

Voting and Results (February 14-22, 2022)

Voting begins on Monday, February 14, 2022 and closes at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

Why is it import​ant to vote?

The results of the election will be shared with the four candidates at a predetermined time on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

A formal communication will be sent from the Student Trustees via social media on Thursday, February 24, 2022

The results will be posted on this page following the Student Trustees’ Twitter Announcement.

Support and Transi​tion

At the Board level, Administrative, Legal and Trustee Services supports the work of the student trustees. Four Administrator advisors support the work of the YRPC.

The two individuals elected to the role of Student Trustee for the year 2022-2023 will be provided with key dates and additional information to support their transition into this important role.

For additional information and election resources, please visit the Student Trustee website.



If you have any questions about the Student Trustee Election Process, please contact the Student Trustees at or through our Instagram @yrdsbstudents.


 Student Trustees - Roles and Responsibilities



2021-2022 Student Trustee​

Photo of Munira Chakera

Munira Chakera 

Munira is excited and thrilled to represent the students of the YRDSB for the 2021/22 school year. 

Munira is a grade 12 student at Stouffville District Secondary School. In her spare time, you can find Munira in Stouffville: playing sports, volunteering in her community, and constantly re-watching "The Office" (she insists there's no better show out there).

Munira is eager to represent the students of the board to her best ability and is committed to ensuring that the voices of students are prioritized at the board table. ​

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Bruce Yu

Bruce is privileged and honoured to represent the students of the York Region District School Board as a Student Trustee for the 2021/22 school year. 

He is presently a grade 11 student at the Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School and has a keen interest in school board governance. 

Bruce looks forward to being a strong advocate for students at the board table and is committed to creating school environments that foster student success. 

Indigenous​ Student Trustee 

Chelbylynn Milton


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