From trustees

"I'm happy to support Marcia Hole. Her compassion, experience as an educator and provincial school council leader, and her fighting spirit will make her an excellent Trustee".

Shelagh Dunn | Ward C Trustee | 2017-present

"I have known Marcia for 20 years, since our daughters became friends in preschool. She's been a consistent, dedicated and engaged member the school community throughout that entire time. There is no doubt in my mind that she cares about education. She will be a great advocate for parents, teachers and students. Marcia has all the qualities I would like to see in a trustee: she is thoughtful, intelligent, insightful and courageous. Marcia also has the ability to listen and consider different perspectives and learn from the experiences of others. I wholeheartedly endorse Marcia Hole for the role as trustee".

Sue Huff | Ward C Trustee 2007-2009


"Public Education is the cornerstone of democracy and elected school trustees are the safe guard for keeping that foundation strong.

Marcia's experience facilitating workshops for School Divisions across the province to build strong supportive school communities - focused on meeting the educational needs of every child - sets her apart as a candidate. She knows first hand that every school is unique and understands the critical role trustees play in securing the necessary resources and supports each and every public school needs to thrive.

AND she has the skills and experience to bring a community of teachers, staff, students, parents and community together so that they may voice their views about what's happening in their schools - and in public education more broadly - and turn those voices into action and policy. These are the essential skills of a trustee! That's why I'm supporting Marcia Hole as my choice for public school trustee for Ward C and I hope you do too."

Lynn Odynski | Trustee Ward C, 2001 - 2004

In a professional capacity

"As a parent with a student in the public school system, I couldn’t have asked for a better support than Marcia. We first connected when she ran a training session for our school council. When it came to concerns around inclusion, parental resources and practical action plans for change, she showed up for our school council and for me as an individual. Her experience and wisdom are an invaluable addition to everyone she works with, and leaves places significantly better than when she came in. She is available, honest, open, and passionate about education. I fully endorse her for Ward C Trustee, and can’t imagine a better suited candidate".

Patricia Olson | School Council Parent


From concerned citizens

"A neighbour solicited my support for Ms. Hole.

I emailed Ms. Hole with some questions about an intricate educational issue that is partially managed by the Board.

Her email reply and subsequent phone conversation showed a genuine interest in engaging with a potential constituent, good sense and judgement and most importantly an awareness of the limits of her current knowledge and a willingness and capacity to listen and learn."

David Laughton | Community Member

As a school council volunteer

"I had the privilege of working with Marcia as volunteers at Westmount Junior High. Her understanding of the education system is matched with her dedication to empowering the families she serves: whether its on school council, as a professional in the field, or as a parent fundraiser. She is warm, empathetic, fair, level-headed, and approachable. Everything I want in my Ward C Trustee."

Shauna Gibbons | School Council Chair Founder of To Seek Justice

"I've seen Marcia in action as a volunteer and an educator for many years. I am always impressed at her passion for supporting students, teachers and public schools. She is always willing to listen and learn, and can be counted on to bring compassion and thoughtfulness to every discussion. She is exactly what we need for our next public school trustee!"

Tara Hogue Harris

"I am pleased to share my support of Marcia Hole, candidate for EPSB School Trustee in Ward C. I enjoyed working alongside Marcia at many school based events, and collaborating with her while volunteering on school council and various parent groups at our kids' school. What I appreciate most is Marcia's commitment to inclusivity within every event or project she is involved with. I am eager to see how her passion for public education, and her dedication to our students, will translate in her role as trustee."

Tobi Moore

"My very good friend Marcia Hole is running to be Public School Board Trustee in Ward C. Our boys have been going to school together since pre-school days. She has been on every school council there is, volunteered countless hours at our schools, and is also a former teacher. Her platform is centred around giving our kids the best opportunities possible, supporting vulnerable kids, honouring Indigenous culture (and much more!) I would also like to add she is an amazing human and survivor."

Colleen Mah