Re-Elect Robert Barlow, Public School Trustee

Getting to know our Trustee

Robert Barlow is a single father to a 12 year old son Nicholas, who is a student of Collegiate Ave. School. Barlow has been our Wards 9 & 10 HWDSB Trustee for 7 years. (2000-2003 and 2007 to current).
Barlow is an active member of the HWDSB on behalf of our community. He sits on several board mandated and community committees including currently the HWDSB Policy Committee, Parent Involvment Committee and Human Resources Advisory Committee. Barlow is the current HWDSB Director and Voting Delegate to the Ontario Public School Boards Association (see for 2 years now. Barlow also is chair of the Ontario Network of Trustees, a province wide group of Progressive Trustees that work together on common provincial issues (see .
Barlow also has responded to thousands of emails and calls from parents and constituents over the years answering policy questions or helping with an important issue. Barlow also attends many events at our schools including speech contests, special days, graduations and school council meetings.
Barlow has been a strong advocate for Stoney Creek schools working towards the redevelopment of the lower Stoney Creek Schools, a new school in the Rymal Rd area of upper Stoney Creek, a much needed wing to Saltfleet High School amongst over projects.
Barlow also has been a strong supporter of the board's work on it's equity policies and has help lead the way on the new nutrition policies soon to be implemented.  The first phase of this work included the posting of the calories counts on all High School Cafeteria menu boards. Now with the new policy almost reality, the pop machines will also soon be removed from our schools.
Barlow also is a strong advocate for green schools and will be bringing new ideas to the board like the creation of a board wide HWDSB Green Olympics as well as having solar panels installed on our newly built schools with the additional hydro being sold back to the main grid.
Parents and students ideas are always welcome and encouraged.  Some of the best thoughts from parents, students and the community at large helped draft the final nutrition policy.
Barlow can be contacted at