Trustee McKinnon



As a community advocate and long-time Wood Buffalo resident I have called this region home for 23 years with my husband Ken and our son Connor.  I am grateful for the multitude of opportunities this community has provided our family and I am proud to give back. I have served on many committees and boards throughout Wood Buffalo and the province of Alberta. 

In my second elected term as a Trustee and past Board Chair (2012-2016) for Fort McMurray Catholic Board of Education I have worked tirelessly with students, parents and district staff to enhance educational outcomes within our region and provincially. I have served five years as Alberta government appointed Co-Chair for Region 9 with the Northeast Child and Family Services Authority (NE CFSA) where I have worked collaboratively with local stakeholders, Alberta Ministries, MLAs, and the Municipality to improve outcomes for our region’s vulnerable children and families. As the NE CFSA Co-Chair I sat at the Human Services Assembly of Co-Chairs table with colleagues from across Alberta and was a member with Child and Family provincial assembly committees: Community Capacity, Governance, Business and Strategic Planning (lead).  I have also served a three year government appointed term with the Wood Buffalo Health Advisory Council providing feedback from the public to support the strategic direction of Alberta Health Services (AHS) and ensuring a link between our region and the AHS Board and Northern Lights Hospital management while promoting and participating in activities to enhance the health of residents in our region. 

I offer the humble words of thank you for electing me to represent you as a Trustee on the Fort McMurray Catholic Board of Education. It was my pleasure to serve our board for five years as your Alberta School Boards Association’s ( Zone 2/3 representative. In this upcoming year I am pleased to continue into my second year with Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association (ACSTA) ( as the representative on behalf of the FMCSD Board. It has been my honour to serve in various capacities throughout the years with FMCSD School Council, ASCA, CAC, FMCSD COSC, HSACWB, ERLC, TEBA and ASBA Zone 7 director as part of my continued commitment to education in this province. I accept with gratitude the invitations over the years to attend both school and community events.  As we build the infrastructure of life, I look forward to taking the time to construct bridges of understanding together.


Tracy McKinnon


Contact Information:

Phone #: 780-799-5700



  1. Students and staff that knew Mrs. Dessureault are invited to join together Monday at 9am in the Father Merc Library a prayer service.

  2. Mrs. Dessureault is an inspiration, an incredible teacher, and a friend. Our prayers are with her family.

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Fort McMurray Catholic Board of Education
9809 Main St.
Fort McMurray, AB, T9H 1T7

Phone: 780-799-5700
Fax:     780-799-5706

Superintendent of Schools:
George McGuigan
Deputy Superintendent-
Inclusive Education
Monica Mankowski
Secretary Treasurer:
Francois Gagnon