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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Catholic Parent Involvement Committee

Chair: John Del Grande


Trustee Representatives:

Garry Tanuan

Norm DiPasquale (alternate)


Staff Leads: John Wujek, Manuela Sequeira, Emmy Szekeres-Milne


All Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Large Committee Room 2nd floor at the Catholic Education Centre, 80 Sheppard Ave East, Toronto ON M2N 6E8 unless otherwise listed.
Upcoming Meetings:

Monday, November 11,  2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

Monday, January 20, 2020
Monday, February 24, 2020
Monday, April 20, 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020



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 Terms of Reference


​Terms of Reference

As provided for in the Education Act & Regulation 612/00

The purpose of a parent involvement committee is to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the board level in order to improve student achievement and well-being.

A parent involvement committee of a board shall achieve its purpose by:
 (a) providing information and advice on parent engagement to the board;
 (b) communicating with and supporting school councils of schools of the board; and
 (c) undertaking activities to help parents of pupils of the board support their children’s learning at home and at school
A parent involvement committee of a board shall:
 (a) develop strategies and initiatives that the board and the board’s director of education could use to effectively communicate with parents and to effectively engage parents in improving student achievement and well-being;
 (b) advise the board and the board’s director of education on ways to use the strategies and initiatives referred to in clause (a);
 (c) communicate information from the Ministry to school councils of schools of the board and to parents of pupils of the board;
 (d) work with school councils of schools of the board and, through the board’s director of education, with employees of the board to,
 (i) share effective practices to help engage parents, especially parents who may find engagement challenging, in their children’s learning,
(ii) identify and reduce barriers to parent engagement,
(iii) help ensure that schools of the board create a welcoming environment for parents of its pupils, and (iv) develop skills and acquire knowledge that will assist the parent involvement committee and school councils of the board with their work; and
 (e) determine, in consultation with the board’s director of education and in keeping with the board’s policies, how funding, if any, provided under the Education Act for parent involvement as described in section 27 clauses (a) to (d), is to be used.

TCDSB Parent Involvement Committee (TCDSB CPIC)
CPIC membership includes at least (1) elementary parent representative from each of the TCDSB Trustee Ward who serve two-year terms and a maximum of (3) secondary school parent representatives who serve one-year terms.
Up to (3) Community members are also appointed by the Committee. CPIC includes trustee members as appointed by the Board and board staff designated as a resource to the committee. The Committee is chaired by a parent Member.
Who qualifies to become a member of PIC?
All parents/guardians with at least one child registered in one of our TCDSB Catholic schools.  
Nominations and elections for open positions are held annually in October.
To improve student academic achievement and the emotional, spiritual and physical well‐being of students by supporting, encouraging and enhancing meaningful parent engagement.


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