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Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory Committee 478
Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory Committee
Online Applications Begin: May 21, 2019
Online Applications Close: June 17, 2019

Available Positions

A. York Region District School Board (YRDSB) invites parents, guardians or caregivers of students attending schools in the following areas:
  • CEC East – one elementary, one secondary
  • CEC West – one elementary
  • CEC Central – one elementary
  • CEC North – one elementary, one secondary
Membership is available for one (1) year or two (2) years on the Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) to commence in November 2019. The Board will approve membership terms, as required. There are currently six (6) positions available. To check the respective schools in each area (CEC East, West, Central and North) use our school locator.

PEAC is responsible for providing advice to the Board on strategies to support and strengthen the engagement of parents, families and communities. The Committee’s mandate is to:

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 above;

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, an
iv. develop skills and acquire knowledge that will assist the Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory 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 and procedures, how funding, if any, provided under the Education Act for parent involvement is reported.

The Parent, Family and Community Engagement Committee (PEAC) is established according to Ministry legislation and members must be prepared to attend each meeting. PEAC meetings are generally scheduled on the second Tuesday of the month. Members are required to attend a minimum of six meetings and will have opportunities to participate in other workshops and events. The first meeting date for the new membership is November 14, 2019.

PEAC is composed of:
  • 12 parents/guardians (Representing both Elementary and Secondary for each Community Education Center)
  • 1 Director of Education or Designate
  • 1 Trustee/alternate
  • 1 Special Education Advisory Committee member
  • 1 Equity and Inclusivity Advisory Committee member
  • 1 Community Member at Large

Members are selected based on principles of representation that include diversity in all its manifestations, a variety of skills, experiences, location and knowledge.

The contents of the Membership Applications are kept strictly confidential.

Two references are required, one of whom must be any YRDSB staff member. Parents/guardians who are also employees in the Board are asked to self-identify when applying. References are kept strictly confidential.
Interested applicants are invited to attend an information session to learn more about this parent engagement opportunity. See details below:

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Education Centre, Aurora, 60 Wellington Street East, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 3H2

Further information about the role of PEAC may be found at the Ontario Ministry of Education website School Councils and Parent Involvement Committees. Parents/guardians interested in serving as a member of PEAC are asked to submit an electronic application between May 21, 2019 and June 17, 2019 (final deadline) using the Google Form or calling Education and Community Services at 905- 727-0022 ext. 2242 to submit a paper application.​
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