Local Government


2022 Municipal Election

Municipal Elections are held every 4 years throughout the Province of Ontario.  The next Municipal Election will be on October 24, 2022. In a Municipal Election, eligible voters decide who will lead their communities and represent their interests by electing the members of their municipal councils and school board trustees. In Callander, eligible electors may vote for Mayor (one [1] at large), Councillor (four [4] at large), and School Board Trustee (one [1] for the school board supported).

Ontario’s Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended, sets out the rules that all voters, candidates, and third-party advertisers must follow. The Municipal Clerk in each municipality is responsible for conducting the election for their Council and for the Trustees for the local school boards.

NOTICE:  REVISIONS TO VOTERS' LIST for 2022 Municipal Election  (click to view linked document) 


Vote By Mail

The Municipality of Callander is using Vote By Mail for the 2022 Municipal Election.  Vote By Mail kits will be mailed to all eligible electors in mid-to-late September, 2022.  Please watch for your kit in the mail. Vote by Mail procedures will be posted on this page on or before June 1, 2022. 

Learn more about voting by mail.

Eligible Voters are encouraged to contact clerk@callander.ca to ensure that they are on the voters list. We will need your complete name, date of birth and address to add you to the voters list.

Procedures for voting by mail  


Notice: September 14, 2022 (4:45 p.m.):  As per the published procedures for Vote by Mail [Part D, Section 3a on page 5], notice is hereby given of the schedule of dates and times for Return Envelope Opening Sessions for the processing  of the yellow return envelopes.  Please note, only designated election officials, and each certified candidate or his/her duly appointed Scrutineer may be present at the openings. 

Monday, October 3, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 6, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 13, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

Monday, October 17, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m.

Friday, October 21, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m. 

If determined necessary by the Clerk, this schedule may be amended to cancel any date, or to add any other date or dates with a minimum of 24 hours advance notice to candidates.

PLEASE NOTE: At these sessions, the secrecy envelopes will NOT be opened and NO votes will be counted.  These are are only to open the YELLOW RETURN ENVELOPES, verify the declaration forms and mark the elector as having voted, similar to an Advance Poll. The Secrecy Envelopes will be placed in a sealed ballot box and kept in a secure location, and will only be opened at the counting centre AFTER the close of voting on Election Day, Monday, October 24, 2022.

Running for Office

Running for municipal council:

To run for a position on the Council of the Municipality of Callander, you must be eligible to vote in this municipality. On the day you file your nomination, you must be a Canadian citizen aged 18 or older, and qualify as a resident or non-resident elector.  In addition, you must not be disqualified from holding office. 

For more details on eligibly, please see the Updated 2022 Candidates’ Guide and Information for Callander Council Candidates documents.

See below for running for School Board Trustee

Filing Nominations

Nomination papers must be signed and filed in person, or by an agent, with the Municipal Clerk or Designate at the Municipal Office, 280 Main Street North, Callander, ON P0H 1H0.  Nomination papers may be filed during municipal office hours, starting on May 2, 2022 until August 18, 2022, and on Nomination Day, August 19th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. [Proper ID required]. Regular municipal office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Please note that summer hours start July 8th, and are Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm and Friday, 8:30am to 1:00pm, with the exception of August 19th, in which the office will be open until 2:00pm. Nomination Fees of $200.00 for the Office of Mayor, or $100.00 for the Office of Councillor or School Board Trustee must be paid by Cash, CERTIFIED Cheque, Bank Draft, or Debit (no tap*) at the time of filing. 

*The Municipal Clerk of the Municipality of Callander has specified that the Municipality shall accept payment of nomination fees by an electronic method per Section 2 (2)(c) of O. Reg. 101/97 under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, namely, payment by Debit shall be accepted ONLY with the use of the PIN number, NO TAP payment is permitted. 

Nomination papers MUST be filed using the Province of Ontario's offical form: Nomination Paper - Form 1 


Current Candidates: 

List of Nominations filed with the Clerk between Monday, May 2nd, 2022 to August 19th, 2022, 2:00 p.m, in alphabetical order by last name.

Office Candidate Name (Last, First) Phone Email Other
  Noon, Robb (705) 471-9121 robbnoon2022@gmail.com Facebook - Robb Noon
  Smylie, Gay (705) 475-2517
  Vaillancourt, Daryl (705) 358-6028 vaillancourtformayor@gmail.com Website - darylvaillancourt.com
  Anderson, Dillon (705) 358-9039 Dillon2003@hotmail.ca  
  Carr, Jordy (705) 471-9854 jordy@jordycarr.ca  
  Cormier, Chantal (705) 845-6791 cormierch@outlook.com  
  Dell, Mike   hello@mikedell.ca www.mikedell.ca
  McMartin, Grant (705) 825-4749 grant4callander@gmail.com  
  Smit, Irene (705) 840-0614 irene.smit@sympatico.ca  
  Suszter, Michael (705) 303-7463 michaelgeorgesuszter@gmail.com Facebook - Michael Suszter
School Board Trustee - NNDSB (EP)        
  Gagne, Caren (705) 776-9705 kiwi1@bell.net  
  Lougheed, Erika (705) 752-1219 erika.lougheed@gmail.com  
School Board Trustee - NPSDSB (ES)        
   *ACCLAIMED BEGIN, Jacques      
School Board Trustee - CSPNE (FP)        
School Board Trustee - CSPNE (FS)        


Candidates have now been certified as of August 22, 2022.


Link to List of Certified Candidates for Council - Municipality of Callander - 2022 Election

Link to List of Certified Candidates for NNDSB Zone 2 - School Board Trustee - 2022 Election 

Link to List of Certified Candidates for NPSCDSB School Board Trustee - 2022 Election (Acclaimed)

Link to List of Certified Candidates for CSPNE School Board Trustee - 2022 Election (Acclaimed)

Link to List of Certified Candidates for SCFN School Board Trustee - 2022 Election (Acclaimed)


All information contained in this document has been collected under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection to Privacy Act and has been authorized by candidates to be made available to the public.


Eligibility to Vote:

You are eligible to vote in the election for municipal council if you meet all of the following requirements:

The following are prohibited from voting:

For more details on eligibility, including special rules for non-resident electors voting in more than one municipality, students, and appointments for voting proxy, please see the Voters’ Guide


Running for School Board Trustee

To run for a trustee position on a school board you must be a resident within the jurisdiction of the board and you must be eligible to vote in a school board election. On the day you file your
nomination, you must be a Canadian citizen, aged 18 or older and you must meet any other qualifications to vote for the school board (for example, being a Roman Catholic, or holding French language rights). Additional information about French-language rights is available from the Ministry of Education.

Candidates running for the office of school board trustee should file their nominations with the Clerk of the lead municipality for their school board. Where a Candidate’s residence is more than 100 km from the lead municipality Clerk’s office, they may file their nomination with the Clerk of the municipality where they reside.

The lead municipalities in this area are:

Near North District School Board (English Public)
Zone 1 – City of North Bay
Zone 2 - Municipality of Callander
Zone 3 – Municipality of Powassan

Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board (English Separate)
City of North Bay / CFB - City of North Bay
East/South of North Bay – Municipality of Powassan

Conseil Scolaire Public du Nord Est de l'Ontario (French Public)
Municipality of East Ferris

Conseil Scolaire Catholique Franco-Nord (French Separate)
Municipality of East Ferris

Eligible electors may verify and/or correct their school board designation for election purposes for the preliminary list of electors at the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation’s (MPAC) voterlookup.ca.

For additional information on running for office of the school board trustee please read the Candidates Guide.


Third Party Advertisers

Recent changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 created a framework of rules for third-party advertising, starting with the 2018 election. There are now rules and restrictions on who can be a third-party advertiser, what registration allows them to do, and the rules that third-party advertisers must follow.

For more details on advertising, please see the 2022 Third party advertisers guide.



Prior to each election, the Municipal Clerk must prepare a plan for identifying, removing and preventing barriers that affect persons with disabilities, both electors and candidates.  The municipal clerk must also issue a public report on their accessibility plan within 90 days after voting day.

Report on Accessibility for the 2018 Municipal Election



Questions regarding Municipal Elections should be directed to the Municipal Clerk at 280 Main Street North, P.O. Box 100, Callander ON P0H 1H0; Phone: (705) 752-1410 ext. 222; Email: clerk@callander.ca.