The Council of Commissioners develops a broad vision of the Board, focuses on policy-making, sets organizational objectives and reviews them on a regular basis with a goal to provide the best possible learning conditions for students. It is made up of 10 publicly elected commissioners as well as 4 parent commissioners at the elementary and secondary levels.

It is the elected council of commissioners which runs the affairs of the EMSB and oversees a budget of more than $280 million. The funds are supplied through grants from the provincial government and, to a lesser extent, through local school taxation. EMSB schools and centres work in conjunction with governing boards.

The Council of Commissioners meet once a month during regular Board meetings, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, special Board meetings are called as needed.  Meetings are always open to members of the public.

Council of Commissioners

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Chairman
Joe Ortona
Joe Ortona, Chairman
Member of:
  • Executive Committee (Chairman)
  • Comité de gestion de la taxe scolaire de l'île de Montréal
  • Quebec English School Boards Association
Vice-Chairman
Agostino Cannavino
Agostino Cannavino, Vice Chairman
acannavino@emsb.qc.ca
Member of:
  • Executive Committee
  • Comité de gestion de la taxe scolaire de l'île de Montréal (Alternate)
Ward 1 Côte-des-Neiges , Snowdon , Outremont , Town of Mont-Royal , Parc-Extension
Member of:
  • Executive Committee
  • Governance & Ethics Committee
Schools:
  • Carlyle Elementary School
  • Coronation Elementary School
  • Dunrae Gardens Elementary School
  • Sinclair Laird Elementary School
  • St. Raphael Elementary School
  • Marymount Academy International
  • Programme Mile End
  • Sir Mortimer B. Davis
Ward 2 Montreal West , Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Member of:
  • Human Resources Committee (Chairman)
Schools:
  • Edinburgh Elementary School
  • Elizabeth Ballantyne Elementary School
  • Royal Vale Elementary School
  • St. Monica Elementary School
  • Willingdon Elementary School - Senior Campus
  • Willingdon Elementary School - Junior Campus
  • FOCUS High School
  • Outreach High School
  • Royal Vale High School
  • Royal West Academy
  • Mackay Centre
  • Philip E. Layton School
  • Shadd Health & Business Centre
Ward 3 Westmount , Southwest , Ville-Marie West
Member of:
  • Governance & Ethics Committee (Chairman)
  • Human Resources Committee (Vice-Chairman)
Schools:
  • Roslyn Elementary School
  • St. Gabriel Elementary School
  • Westmount Park Elementary School - North Campus
  • Westmount Park Elementary School - South Campus
  • Elizabeth High School
  • James Lyng High School
  • Options High School
  • Venture High School
  • Vezina High School
  • Westmount High School
  • James Lyng Adult Education Centre
  • Montreal Children's Hospital
Ward 4 Hampstead , Côte St-Luc
Member of:
  • Quebec English School Boards Association
  • Audit Committee
Schools:
  • Hampstead Elementary School
  • Merton Elementary School
  • John Grant High School
  • Mountainview High School
  • Wagar Adult Education Centre
Ward 5 St-Laurent
Member of:
  • Audit Committee (Chairman)
  • Executive Committee
Schools:
  • Cedarcrest Elementary School
  • Gardenview Elementary School
  • LaurenHill Academy Junior Campus
  • LaurenHill Academy Senior Campus
  • Parkdale Elementary School
  • St. Laurent Adult Education Centre
Ward 6 St-Michel , Villeray , Plateau-Mont-Royal , Ville-Marie East
Member of:
  • Comité de gestion de la taxe scolaire de l'île de Montréal (Alternate)
  • Executive Committee
Schools:
  • Bancroft Elementary School
  • F.A.C.E. Elementary School
  • Nesbitt Elementary School
  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School
  • F.A.C.E. High School
  • John F. Kennedy High School
  • M.I.N.D. High School
  • Perspectives I High School
  • Perspectives II High School
  • Rosemount High School
  • High School of Montreal Adult Education Centre
  • John F. Kennedy Adult Education Centre
  • Rosemount Technology Centre - Main Campus
Ward 7 Ahuntsic , Cartierville , Montreal North
Member of:
  • Governance & Ethics Committee
Schools:
  • John Caboto Academy
  • Our Lady of Pompei Elementary School
  • L.I.N.K.S. High School
  • Lester B. Pearson High School
  • Galileo Adult Education Centre
  • Rosemount Technology Centre - Curtis George Campus
  • St. Pius X Career Centre
  • Gerald McShane Elementary School
Ward 8 St-Léonard
Member of:
  • Governance & Ethics Committee (Vice-Chairman)
  • Human Resources Committee
Schools:
  • Dante Elementary School
  • Honoré Mercier Elementary School
  • Pierre de Coubertin Elementary School
  • Laurier Macdonald High School
  • Laurier Macdonald Career Centre - Main Campus
  • Laurier Macdonald Career Centre - Des Grandes Prairies Campus
Ward 9 Anjou , Mercier , Hochelaga , Maisonneuve , Rosemount-La Petite-Patrie
Member of:
  • Executive Committee (Vice-Chairman)
  • Human Resources Committee
Schools:
  • Dalkeith Elementary School
  • Edward Murphy Elementary School
  • Vincent Massey Collegiate
Ward 10 Rivière-des-Prairies , Pointe-aux-Trembles
Member of:
  • Executive Committee
  • Transportation & Safety Advisory Committee
Schools:
  • East Hill Elementary School
  • Leonardo da Vinci Academy
  • Michelangelo International Elementary School
  • Cité Des Prairies
Parent Commissioner - Secondary Schools
Member of:
  • Audit Committee (Vice-Chairman)
  • Transportation & Safety Advisory Committee
Parent Commissioner - Elementary Schools
Member of:
  • Executive Committee
Parent Commissioner - ACSES
Mubeenah Mughal
Mubeenah Mughal
mmughal@emsb.qc.ca
Member of:
  • Human Resources Committee
  • Advisory Committee on Special Education Services
Parent Commissioner
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Daniel Tatone
dtatone@emsb.qc.ca
Member of:
  • Governance & Ethics Committee

* Since more than one candidate has filed a nomination paper for Ward 3, the previously elected candidate, Julien Feldman, remains in office, pursuant to Decree 1039-2020 adopted on October 7, 2020, until the election resumes