Parent Organizations in Ontario
There are lots of organizations parents can turn to for support, advice or information about education. When parents are involved in their children’s education everyone benefits. Locally, each board of education has its own Parent Involvement Committee or “PIC”, some provincial parent organizations are featured below. For additional parent and community group listings, check our links page.
Check out these key organizations and resources!
OAPCE is the voice of parents and guardians of children enrolled in the publicly funded English Catholic system of education in Ontario.
A province-wide network of dedicated members committed to informed and proactive involvement to obtain the best for each student, at home and in our schools and communities.
PICs or Parent Involvement Committees exist in every school board and work to ensure boards are effectively engaging parents. Membership includes parents, which must be the majority, the Director of the school board and one or more trustees.
- Find out more! Read the fact sheet
- Ministry of Education: Frequently asked questions
- Find your PIC
- A practical handbook for PICs
PPE, literally « parent partners in education », is a provincial non-profit parents association. The organization represents parents in French Language Schools in Ontario (both the Catholic and Public).
Beyond School Councils: Engaging parents to help their children succeed at school
Everything you need is in this toolkit: clear and easy instructions; separate handouts for principals, teachers and parents; and the research evidence you need to convince everyone this is worthwhile!
Guide du parent solidaire
An online guide to French language education in Ontario - in both Catholic and public schools. Published by Parents Partenaires en Education. This version is in English.
Guide du parent solidaire
PPE est fier d’offrir un outil en ligne qui répond à tout ce qu’un parent a besoin de savoir sur le système d’éducation en Ontario! Que le parent ai choisi l’école publique ou l’école catholique pour son enfant, que le parent lise mieux le français ou l’anglais, le GPS répondra à toutes ses questions.
Parent Inclusion Manual
What helps parents feel connected to their children’s schools? Read our research, hot tips and cool ideas in this Parent Inclusion Manual.
The Toolkit for Parent Involvement that Makes a Difference
What can parents do to help their kids succeed at school? What kind of parent involvement really makes a difference? Watch and listen to this webinar featuring expert Carl Corter ~ accompanied by the People for Education team.
Tips for parent-teacher interviews (English)
Great tips for parents! Learn how to prepare for your a Parent-Teacher interview in 3 easy steps. These interviews are a great opportunity for you to meet your child's teacher and find out more about how your child is doing at school.
Tips for parent-teacher interviews (Spanish)
Las entrevistas de padres y maestros son una magnífica oportunidad para conocer al maestro de su hijo e informarse más acerca de cómo se desempeña su hijo en la escuela. Esta hoja de consejos le indica cómo prepararse en 3 pasos fáciles.