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, November 20, 2023
6:30 pm Jim McCuaig Education Centre

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, 2022 to November 14, 2023

The 2023-2024 membership will be confirmed in November 2023.

Robin CawlishawParent Member
Ellen ChambersAlternate Trustee Representative
Judy HillRecording Secretary
Tara IngramSpecial Education Advisory Committee Representative
Shannon JessimanPrincipal Representative
Sherri-Lynne PharandDirector of Education
Connor PrattAlternate, Teacher Representative
Laura ProdanykCommunity Representative
Stephanie ReaCommunications Officer
Rae-Ann ReesSchool Council Representative
George SaarinenTrustee Representative
Jena SamakeseParent Representative
Morning Star TomMiiniwewinan: Indigenous Education Advisory
Committee Representative
Fred Van ElburgTeacher Representative

The Parent Involvement Committee meetings are held from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the Board Room at the Jim McCuaig Education Centre on the following dates for the 2022-2023 school year. The meeting dates for the 2023-2024 school year will be confirmed at the November 20, 2023 meeting.

  • November 21, 2022
  • January 16, 2023
  • March 6, 2023
  • May 1, 2023
  • September 11, 2023
  • November 20, 2023

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:

  • Two Alternate Parent Members
  • Four School Council Representatives
  • Four Alternate School Council Representatives

The positions are effective from November 15, 2023 to November 14, 2024. 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:

Sherri-Lynne Pharand, 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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