Purpose

The purpose of the Committee is to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the Board level in order to improve student achievement and well being. Reg. 330/10 Sec. 27(1)

The Committee achieves this by:

  • providing information and advice on parent engagement to Lakehead District School Board;
  • communicating with and supporting Lakehead District School Board School Councils and associated network meetings;
  • undertaking activities to help parents support their children’s learning at home and at school through system level initiatives;
  • providing parent representation to other Lakehead District School Board committees; and
  • supporting positive relationships at school and Board level to enhance student success.

The next meeting of the Parent Involvement Committee is:

Monday, September 12, 2022
6:30 pm via Microsoft Teams

Lakehead District School Board invites applications from interested public school supporters to serve on its Parent Involvement Committee.

See below for more details.

Members of the Parent Involvement Committee

November 15, 2021 to November 14, 2022

Marg Arnone

Kristy Boucher
Trustee Representative

Aboriginal Education
Advisory Committee Representative
Robin CawlishawCommunity Representative
Ellen ChambersAlternate Trustee Representative
Judy HillRecording Secretary
Chitra Jacob
Parent Member
Shannon Jessiman-MacArthurPrincipal Representative
Ian MacRaeDirector of Education
Julie Morin

Carla Mulholland
Parent Representative

Alternate Parent Representative
Michael OtwaySpecial Education Advisory Committee Representative
Connor PrattAlternate, Teacher Representative
Laura ProdanykCommunity Representative
Fred VanElburgTeacher Representative

The Parent Involvement Committee meetings are held from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm virtually with Microsoft Teams on the following dates for the 2021-2022 school year:

  • November 15, 2021
  • January 17, 2022
  • March 7, 2022
  • May 2, 2022
  • September 12, 2022
  • October 3, 2022

For more information, please contact Judy Hill via e-mail at jhill@lakeheadschools.ca.

Available Positions

Lakehead District School Board continues to seek applications from interested public school supporters to serve in the following positions on its Parent Involvement Committee:

  • One Alternate Parent Member
  • Four School Council Representatives
  • Four Alternate School Council Representatives

The positions are effective from November 15, 2021 to November 14, 2022. The Parent Involvement Committee meets a minimum of four times per year.

Links to the By-Laws and application forms are provided below.

Applications should be addressed to:

Ian MacRae, Director of Education
Lakehead District School Board
2135 Sills Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5T2

For additional information, please contact Judy Hill, Executive Assistant, at 625-5131 or via email at jhill@lakeheadschools.ca.

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