School Board Support

Electors may only support one board and it must be a board they are eligible to support.

  • Persons who are not Roman Catholic and do not have French-language education rights must be English-Public school supporters.
  • Persons who are not Roman Catholic but do have French-language education rights must be either English or French-Public school supporters. Roman Catholics who do not have French-language education rights must be either English-Public or English-Separate school supporters.
  • Only Roman Catholics who have French-language education rights have the choice of supporting any one of the four District School Boards (Roman Catholic includes Greek and Ukrainian Catholics).

French-language education rights exist when a person meets the following criteria:

  • First learned and still understands French; or
  • Received their elementary school instruction in Canada in French (this does not include French immersion or French as a second language); or
  • Whose children received, or are now receiving, elementary or secondary school instruction in Canada in French (this does not include French immersion or French as a second language).