The jurisdiction encompasses the geographic areas served by the towns of Edson, Whitecourt and Slave Lake. The Town of Fox Creek and the community of Blue Ridge are now part of the Whitecourt ward, but do not have schools. The division is located in west central northern Alberta and borders the Athabasca River.
The Division’s students are housed in six schools and one Outreach School.
Division leadership is provided by six ward trustees, two representing each geographic area. A wide array of programs designed to meet the unique needs of every student is delivered by a certificated staff of 124 and 89 support personnel.