Get Involved

Parent involvement leads to student success

Parent engagement matters. Study after study has shown us that student achievement improves when parents play an active role in their children's education, and that good schools become even better schools when parents are involved. It is recognized that parent engagement is a key factor in the enhancement of student achievement and well-being.

Students are more likely to be motivated, to earn higher grades, to have better behaviour and social skills, and to continue their education to a higher level when their parents are actively engaged in supporting their success at school.

It is equally important to recognize that parent involvement takes many forms.

  • serving on school councils and Parent Involvement Committees (PICs)
  • volunteering for field trips and school activities
  • making sure there is a quiet place set aside to do homework,
  • helping with homework
  • meeting with teachers
  • talking to your child about their day at school.

Parental Involvement Resources

Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC)

Parents play a key role in the education of their child. Of course, that means taking an active interest in their child’s studies and other school activities, and supporting the teaching staff. But it also means taking an active role within the school community. The Catholic Parent Involvement Committee is an excellent way to do that.

Upcoming Meetings

  • February 1, 2018
  • April 19, 2018

Ontario Public Education Network (OPEN)

Join OPEN to receive updates on important education initiatives and communicate your own ideas or concerns directly to the Ministry of Education.

Parents Reaching Out For Grants

Ontario's PRO Grants are designed to support parents in identifying barriers to engagement in their own community and to find local solutions to involve more parents in support of student achievement and well-being.

Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education

OAPCE is the voice of parents and guardians of children enrolled in the Publicly funded Catholic System of Education in the Province of Ontario

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