Catholic Trustee for
Aurora, King, & Whitchurch-Stouffville

York Catholic District School Board


          Thank you to all my supporters for re-electing me on October 22, 2018. For twenty-four years I have had the privilege of representing the communities of Aurora, King Township, and Whitchurch-Stouffville as a York Catholic DSB trustee.  During that time I was honoured with being chosen by my fellow trustees as Chair of the Board from 1998-2015 and once again in December 2017. During these years I have witnessed many changes in pedagogy, funding and Provincial Policy and I believe that I have led the York Catholic DSB through these changes, mitigating negative impacts and taking full advantage of new initiatives, always with the focus on student success through a uniquely Catholic lens. This experience is invaluable as the York Catholic DSB establishes a positive working relationship with the newly elected Provincial government.

          I pride myself on being an accessible and accountable representative, advocating   and serving both my local constituents and the Catholic community of York Region. Please follow me on Facebook where I post information related to our Catholic Faith, Catholic Education, as well as school and Board  initiatives. 

          Being a trustee is my only job and therefore I am always available by phone or by answer questions, provide advice or direction, and most importantly to advocate for those whose concerns have not been heard. I am committed to ensuring that the schools in my community are treated fairly and that parents, students, and staff have a voice. 

          I have worked at the municipal, regional and provincial level to build partnerships, strengthen support for Catholic Education, and advocate for equitable and adequate funding, both as Chair of the Board and as Director on the Board of the Ontario Catholic Trustees Association.

          As a Catholic, I see being a trustee as my vocation in life, to serve my Catholic community, by building a strong Catholic school system, that graduates students who are called to serve The Lord and one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.  

Vocation Prayer
Lord, grant that I may know the vocation for which
Thou hast destined me from all eternity
Give me the courage to embrace it generously
And to be faithful to it.
From this moment I abandon myself to Your Holy will. Amen
— shared by Ann Stong, Trustee Richmond Hill
Elizabeth Crowe is an outstanding York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) Trustee. Her open, responsive and energetic leadership as Chair of the YCDSB has been instrumental in helping the St Jerome CES community progress a range of initiative to improve our children’s educational experience. She is an exemplary Trustee - engaged and committed.
— Brad Coates, Past Chair Catholic School Council, St. Jerome CES, Aurora
Campaign Launch to Stop Bullying

Campaign Launch to Stop Bullying

My commitment to providing Catholic Education that serves the unique needs of every child while minimizing the impact of chronic under-funding

My promise to approve a Strategic Plan   that puts Catholic Education, Student Achievement and Accountability at the forefront of all decision making

St.Maximilian Kolbe CHS 10th Anniversary

St.Maximilian Kolbe CHS 10th Anniversary

My commitment to providing safe learning environments  while working with community partners to maximize opportunities for students

Experienced Leadership that is Accountable and Approachable


Principled, passionate and a fierce advocate for all her unique communities are the words I would use to describe Elizabeth Crowe. I’ve come to discover that she is first and foremost committed fully to her faith and to the students and parents she serves. Catholic education needs people like Elizabeth, who will without reservation defend our system and has the know how and wisdom to continue to push it forward. With major projects like the new Stouffville schools and the change in government, York Catholic needs strong leaders like Elizabeth with experience, dedication and a proven track record of transparency, accountabilty and success.
— Ben Smith, former student trustee, St. Brother Andre CHS alumni and CEO of OSTA
Elizabeth has always demonstrated exceptionally high standards for our school and our students. Her years of experience have been evident and appreciated as she has provided the St. Mary Catholic School Council with advice and support over the years. Elizabeth is a dedicated professional who ensures that St. Mary parents are apprised of key school board policies and future goals, especially those that may impact our school. She participates in school council meetings and school events and we have come to know her and appreciate her insight and guidance over the years.
— L. Tomada & M. Avolio, Parents, St. Mary CES, Nobleton