Trustees Announced for Catholic Board

Trustees Announced for Catholic Board
Posted on 10/28/2022

OCTOBER 28, 2022 - BARRIE, ON: Following the election on Monday, October 24, the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board welcomed five new trustees, and three members who will be returning for another term. 

Joshua Boutotte

Huntsville/Muskoka Lakes/Lake of Bays/Bracebridge/Gravenhurst/

Georgian Bay/Parry Sound

New - Elected

Jill Colin


Returning - Acclaimed

Shawn Cooper

Clearview/Collingwood/ Springwater/Wasaga Beach

New - Elected

Michael D’Amelio


New - Acclaimed

Tanya Da Silva

Bradford West Gwillimbury/Innisfil

New - Elected

Maria Hardie

Barrie - Wards 6-10

Returning - Elected

Janice Hutchison

New Tecumseth/Essa/ Essa-CFB-Adjala-Tosorontio/Adjala-


Returning - Elected

Susan van Amelsvoort

Barrie - Wards 1-5

New - Elected


“I would like to thank all of the candidates for their unwavering commitment to education rooted in our Catholic faith,” said Frances Bagley, Director of Education. “The dedication and service that trustees bring to their role, helps all staff provide meaningful, faith-filled learning for our students.”

The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board would like to thank retiring trustees Joe Zerdin, Carol Corriveau-Truchon, Jeanny Salmon, Catherine McDonald, and Peter Fracassi for their years of service and to all candidates who campaigned to be stewards for Catholic education.

The trustees will serve a term of four years, beginning November 15, 2022. The Board Inaugural Meeting will take place on November 16, 2022. The newly developed Board of Trustees will also be joined by this year’s student trustees, Kate Sontag and Andrew Jones. The Board has a current enrollment of over 22,000 students in 42 elementary schools and 9 secondary schools.


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