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Parent Involvement

CPICThe Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) is an important advisory body that operates as a direct link between parents, the Director of Education and the Board of Trustees.  Whereas Catholic School Advisory Councils (CSAC) focus on the local school and community, the Catholic Parent Involvement Committee is a Statutory Committee of the Board of Trustees and participates at the board level with a focus on things that affect more than one school.

The Catholic Parent Involvement Committee and Catholic School Advisory Councils (CSAC) school councils encourage parent involvement in their children’s learning in support of student achievement and well-being.  Ontario Regulation 612/00 requires all Ontario school boards to establish a Parent Involvement Committee and outlines its composition, function and mandate.  Education partners, including parents, were consulted during the development of the regulation.

In the 2005, the Ministry of Education established a Parent Engagement Office (PEO) to help develop and implement parent engagement initiatives across the province in support of student achievement and well-being.  The government currently provides boards with $5,000 annual base funding and 17 cents per student to fund our Catholic Parent Involvement Committee, as well as an additional $500 per school council to support parent engagement activities.
Parent Involvement Committee Handbook:

Catholic Parent Involvement Committee Members:

  • Dawne Boersen, Superintendent of Education
  • Tina Doherty, Trustee
  • Julie White, Jeanne Sauve School (Stratford)
  • Mary Adele Davies, Sacred Heart School (Wingham)
  • Sheri deBoer, Sacred Heart School (Wingham)
  • Laura Jewitt, St. Anne’s Secondary School (Clinton) – Co-Chair
  • Tony Pereira, St. Patrick’s/St. Columban School (Dublin)
  • Jan Vanden Hengel​, St. James School (Seaforth)
  • Tanya Merner, St. Joseph’s School (Clinton)
  • Kelly Schultz, St. Joseph’s School (Stratford) – Co-Chair
  • Caroline Thuss, St. Mary’s School (Goderich)
  • Diane Cheslock-Robinson, St. Mary’s School (Goderich)
  • Katrina Brindley, St. Mary’s School (Goderich)
  • Jill Wagemans, St. Mary’s School (Listowel)
  • Kathleen VonEuw, St. Michael Secondary School (Stratford)
Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) Agenda and Minutes 2018 - 2019
Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) Agenda and Minutes 2017 - 2018

October 17, 2018 October 17, 2019
December 10, 2018 December 10, 2019
February 2019 February 2019
April 2019 April 2019
June 2019


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