School Council Members

Each new school year, a Catholic School Council is elected.  At our first council meeting on September 19, 2017 the following parents were elected.

St. Emily Catholic School Council 

2017- 2018

Chairperson - Mark McMahon

Vice-Chairperson - Ingrid Meza-McDonald

Secretary - Janice Vanderwel

Treasurer - Brynn McMahon

Co-Treasurer - Helen Svoboda Dorner

Parish Representative - Milva Calla

CSPA Representative - Lori McIntosh-Belanger

Fundraising Representative - Megan Pettit

Lunch Representative - Vicki Russett

Co-Lunch Representative - Taylor Davis

Members at Large - Renee Cooper, Fidelia Addison, Monica Jagdev, Taylor Davis

Teacher Representative - Sarah Eady

Support Staff Representative - Mary Stone

Council News & Information

Welcome to the St. Emily School Council 

Recognized as one of Canada's top 25 schools for our efforts to overcome challenges, our work is not done. Our Catholic School Council strives to be active and vital in our school community.  St. Emily is a wonderful school and the enhancements that our Council provides to our students through curricular and co-curricular events and tools is invaluable.  Your support in our activities and fundraising always goes directly back to our school community in many ways.

The St. Emily Catholic School Council works in cooperation with the principal and school staff to ensure the best for our students.  We need your help and participation to continue to make St. Emily School a wonderful place to learn. 

OCSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)

The Ottawa Catholic School Board Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is a provincially mandated committee made up of parents, a trustee, a principal and the Director of Education. The purpose of PIC is to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the school board level in order to improve student achievement and well-being. The parent members of the OCSB PIC are appointed by CSPA. 

Learn more about OCSB's PIC on the PIC page of the Board website.

The Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA)
 is a volunteer group representing the parents in our school board. We are a resource for school councils and the parent community for information on local and provincial education issues. Through our website, Twitter, and email newsletters we provide updates on education in Ottawa & Ontario; plus we share great tips, resources and information to help parents support their children in school. All parents are welcome and encouraged to join our e-mail list, follow us on Twitter or attend CSPA monthly meetings.

Visit the CSPA website to learn more about CSPA and the work we do to support parents and their children in our schools.

Stay Connected

New this year, we are excited to launch the St Emily Council Website. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

We would love to hear from you! Please send your Suggestions, Feedback and Questions to

Council Meeting Information

The St. Emily Catholic School Council (CSC) meetings are held on the second Tuesday (except December & March) of each month. Meetings are held 6:30 pm in the St. Emily Learning Commons. All parents/guardians are welcome - we value your input.

Meeting minutes will be posted as links on St Emily School Council website.

2017-18 Meeting Dates

September 19, 2017

October 10, 2017

November 14, 2017

January 9. 2018

February 13, 2018

April 10, 2018

May 8, 2018

June 12, 2018

2017-18 Minutes
September 19, 2017 
October 10, 2017

November 14, 2017
January 9, 2018
February 13, 2018 **
April 10, 2018
May 8, 2018
June 12, 2018