On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) held its annual election of the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board. Marvin Duarte, Milton Trustee was elected as the new Chair, and Brenda Agnew, Burlington Trustee was elected as the new Vice-Chair of the Board! 

The term for the Chair and Vice-Chair is for a period of one year, commencing the first Board Meeting in December.

Quick Facts

  • Trustees are elected every four years during the municipal election. The last municipal election took place on October 22, 2018. 
  • The HCDSB is allocated a maximum of nine (9) school board Trustees. 
  • HCDSB Trustees represent ‘at large’ across each of the municipalities in Halton – Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville. 
  • Trustees meet on the first Tuesday and the third Tuesday of each month to discuss matters related to student achievement; serving as ambassadors to our school communities and Catholic education; and accountable for the decisions made by the Board. Learn more about our HCDSB Trustees​.


Marvin Duarte

“I am grateful to my fellow Trustees for placing their trust in me as Chair of the Board for the next term. I look forward to continuing to serve and support our HCDSB community, and will work hard to instill confidence in our Board and faith in Catholic Education.”

Marvin Duarte, Chair of the Board

Brenda Agnew

“I want to thank my fellow Trustees for electing me as Vice-Chair of the Board. I look forward to supporting the Chair in this role, and I vow that every decision I make will continue to be in the best interest of student achievement and well-being.”

Brenda Agnew, Vice-Chair of the Board