Parents and caregivers are an important part of student success. There are many ways for you to get involved in your child’s education.
School Advisory Council
Education is a shared responsibility between parents, caregivers, school staff, the government and the community. The school council helps ensure that all of these partners work together to improve education. Participating in the school council gives you a voice for new initiatives in your school community.
Parents are important partners in education and the Academies are designed by parents for parents to provide support to the school community. Parents and schools both want to help our students succeed and by working together, we can be a powerful force for positive change. By being a part of your local Parent Academy, you can help determine which programs are best for your school community.
The Inner City Advisory Committee
The Inner City Advisory Committee advises the TDSB on matters concerning learning opportunities for students in inner city communities and on Board policies and programs addressing the socio-economic circumstances of students and families across the system, including the Model Schools for Inner Cities program. The membership is comprised of community resource persons, parents, educators, designated TDSB staff and trustees appointed by the Board. The ICAC is co-chaired by seven Trustees on an alternate basis: Trustees Jennifer Arp, Sheila Cary-Meagher, Michael Ford, Tiffany Ford, Chris Glover, Howard Kaplan and Marit Stiles, student Trustee Jessie Waugh and a Community Co-chair, Ms Ingrid Palmer, elected in 2014.
Parenting and Family Literacy Centres
Parenting and Family Literacy Centres are free, school-based programs for parents and caregivers with children from infants to age six. These fun, play-based programs are designed to support your child’s early learning and development and are aligned with the Kindergarten program. They offer a safe, nurturing and stimulating program where children can play and parents can connect with other parents in the community. Find a Parent and Family Literacy Centre location near you.