By Editor

May 3, 2021


Toronto—May 3, 2021—The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) is pleased to announce the results of its Annual General Meeting election held on May 1st.

“I am pleased to acknowledge with gratitude all the candidates who stepped forward to serve the mission of Catholic education at the provincial level as an OCSTA Regional Director. The newly acclaimed and elected trustees take on a responsibility to serve the best interests of students and the priorities of Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools. We welcome their commitment and support for the important work we do as part of Ontario’s successful education system,” said OCSTA President Patrick Daly.

OCSTA Regional Directors – Election Results:

Region 1: Colleen Landers, Northeastern CDSB (Acclaimed)
Region 2: Frank Bastone, Kenora CDSB (Acclaimed)
Region 3 (At Large): Leslie Cassidy-Amadio, Huron Superior CDSB (Acclaimed)
Region 4: Marino Gazzola, Wellington CDSB (Acclaimed)
Region 5: Linda Ward, St. Clair CDSB (Acclaimed)
Region 9: Linda Ainsworth, Peterborough Victoria Northumberland & Clarington CDSB (Acclaimed)
Region 10: Todd Lalonde, CDSB of Eastern Ontario
Region 11: Rick Petrella, Brant Haldimand Norfolk CDSB

*CDSB – Catholic District School Board

The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is the provincial voice for publicly funded Catholic education. Founded in 1930, OCSTA represents the interests of Catholic school boards that collectively educate approximately 550,000 students in Ontario, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.




For more information, please contact:

Sharon McMillan, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations
Cell: 416-460-7937/E-mail:

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