CSBA Elects New Leadership


 Montreal, March 29, 2013 –  The Canadian School Boards Association is pleased to announce that at the Spring Board of Directors meeting, the members elected Michael McEvoy, of the British Columbia School Trustees Association as the new President of the CSBA.  Michael will assume office as of July 1, 2013 at the CSBA congress in Vancouver.

Michael has been an elected trustee for the past 11 years on the Greater Victoria Board of Education, including three years as Board Chair. He is nearing the end of his second year as President of the British Columbia School Trustees Association and has been a valuable contributor at the CSBA table for two years.

Growing up in Manitoba, earning a law degree from the University of Manitoba before moving to the west coast in the mid 1980’s.  He is presently Assistant Commissioner for the Office of the BC Commission Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC.  He is also very involved in his community including with the United Way, where he served as campaign Chair in 2009.  Michael is active, playing hockey with a bunch of old guys and cycling to work most every day.  His wife Judy is a school principal.  His two extraordinary daughters are in grade 12 and in third year of university, respectively.

Michael believes passionately that locally elected, accountable school boards underlie the strength of public education in Canada and that the CSBA, has an important role to play “connecting boards across our incredible country, which undoubtedly contributes to making our education system even stronger”.   

The CSBA delegates also elected Janet Foord of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association to serve as Vice President, alongside Mr. McEvoy.  We look forward to the dynamic leadership that these two valuable members will bring to the year ahead as the CSBA navigates the challenges and issues shared by boards across the country.

Over the past year, the CSBA has had the privilege of working with current President, Sandi Urban Hall of Saskatchewan and Vice President, Jacquie  Hansen of Alberta, whose leadership at the helm of the association during a challenging and extremely important developmental year was invaluable. We thank them both for their contributions and wish them luck in their future projects, which will no doubt, be many!