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.


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. 

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for providing the Preliminary List of Electors to the Municipality for creation of the Voters' List.  Eligible voters are encouraged to use MPAC's Voter Lookup to ensure that MPAC has your correct information for election purposes.  


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 aew 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
  Vaillancourt, Daryl (705) 358-6028 daryl@darylvaillancourt.com darylvaillancourt.com
  Anderson, Dillon (705) 358-9039 Dillon2003@hotmail.ca  
School Board Trustee        

Updated 27 May, 2022

Please note that candidates will not be certified until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2022.

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.