Holy Spirit's Nomination Information page

Nomination Information

Serving as a Trustee for the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division:
  • Catholic School Trusteeship is a unique vocation that calls on Trustees to:
    • Share in the central mission of passing our Catholic Faith to our children
    • Serve as a Catholic role model both in and out of the boardroom
    • Keep up to date regarding educational matters in the province of Alberta and to advocate for Catholic Education
    • Consider and clearly communicate decisions based on current educational research
    • Develop policies and priorities that guide administration in achieving division goals, while taking into consideration the needs of the community, as well as available financial and human resources

Candidate Eligibility

  • You are ELIGIBLE to be nominated as a CANDIDATE if:
    • You live within the jurisdiction’s boundaries
    • You have lived in Alberta for at least 6 consecutive months before Nomination Day
    • You declare yourself to be of the same faith as the established separate school district (Roman Catholic)
      Please note, a separate school elector is eligible to be nominated as, or vote for, either a public school trustee or a separate school trustee for the school board in which they reside - not both
    • You are NOT an auditor for the school divsion
    • You are NOT an employee of the school division, unless you take a leave of absence prior to Nomination Day
    • You are NOT otherwise ineligible or disqualified, as outlined in Section 22 of the Local Authorities Election Act

Nomination Forms

  • Paper copies of Nominations Forms for ALL WARDS may be picked up at the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division Board Office (620 12B Street North, Lethbridge, AB)
  • Paper copies of Nomination Forms for WARD 2 are also available at the Lethbridge City Clerk's Office (2nd Floor, 910 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB)
  • Nomination Forms must be signed by, at least, five (5) electors.  These electors must be residents of the school board on the date they sign the form and must be eligible to vote in the election. As Holy Spirit Catholic School Division has a ward system, the electors signing the nomination form must also be residents fo the ward for which the candidate is being nominated. 

Submitting Nomination Forms:

  • Please submit the Nominations Forms for ALL WARDS to the Lethbridge City Clerk's Office
    (2nd Floor, 910 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB)
    • The City will also ask you what information you would like to share on their Candidate webpage (name, phone number, email, website, social media, etc...)
  • The forms will be accepted during regular business hours at any point during the Nomination Period 
    (between January 4, 2021 and September 20, 2021)
  • Nominations close at NOON on Nomination Day, Monday, September 20, 2021

Important Dates:

  • The Nomination period starts on Monday, January 4, 2021
  • The Nomination Period ends at NOON on Nomination Day, Monday, September 20, 2021
  • Election Day is Monday, October 18, 2021

For More Information:  

  • Contact the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division's Returning Officer, Secretary-Treasurer Lisa Palmarin, by phone at 403-327-9555 or email at secretarytreasurer@holyspirit.ab.ca


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