Student Trustees


A Student Trustee is a representative of the students in their board at the board table. In this case, they are the representatives of the Halton District School Board. They vocalize the opinions of the students and strive to make change using the student voice. There are three main responsibilities for Student Trustees:

Student Trustees have two seats on the Halton District School Board. These students provide the student voice on issues at Board meetings, Board events, conferences and much more. Student Trustees also chair the Halton District School Board Student Senate composed of students from schools across Halton. As representatives of the region's student voice, Student Trustees can become members of the Ontario Student Trustee's Association (OSTA)​. OSTA enables students to provide input on Ontario youth needs to those who set up the education mandate.

Sultan Alimzhanov

Grade 12 APHS

Sultan Alimzhanov is a grade 12 student at Abbey Park High School and a first-term Student Trustee for the HDSB. Before his election, Sultan served a term as an elementary senator on behalf of Pilgrim Wood Public School, a secondary senator on behalf of Abbey Park High School, was an appointed Senate Regional Director of Oakville, and served on the Student Senate Environmental Subcommittee. As a Student Trustee, he hopes to commit tangible action and collaborate with passionate student leaders to ensure the best representation of youth voice within the board. In his free time, Sultan enjoys hiking outside, reading books, playing sports, or planning events with his school clubs. He is always open to connecting with students via his Instagram @sultan.hdsb or through email 

Shrena Sribalan

Grade 12 CKSS

Shrena Sribalan is a grade 12 student at Craig Kielburger Secondary School, from Milton, entering her first term as an HDSB Student Trustee. Prior to being elected, Shrena served on the Mental Health & Wellbeing Senate Subcommittee, the Student Senate Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee and Bullying Prevention and Intervention Project Group during the 2021-2022 school year as well as the Learning & Achievement Subcommittee and Student Mental Health Task Force as a preliminary member during the 2022-2023 school year. As a Student Trustee, she is excited to find herself facilitating crucial conversations between students, student leaders, administrators and educators, disrupting the status quo with innovative & impactful initiatives as well as being a part of legacy advocacy efforts, to ensure the HDSB education system and spaces serve the needs of and equips current and future HDSB student, to flourish in their future endeavours. In Shrena's free time, you can find her leading student initiatives within the HDSB and beyond, jamming to her favourite musical artists, volunteering with her community's non-for-profit organizations as an active changemaker, taking pictures to capture memories with friends & family or talking your ear off about something she's passionate about.  She always encourages students to reach out to her and is happy to connect with them in regard to their questions, concerns and/or ideas on Instagram @shrena.hdsb or via email at