School Council Members

Each new school year, a Catholic School Council is elected.  At our first council meeting on September 18, 2018 the following parents were elected.

St. Emily Catholic School Council 

2019- 2020

Chairperson – Janice Vanderwel

Vice-Chairperson - Monica Jagdev

Secretary - Reneé Cooper

Treasurer - Rob Smith

Co-Treasurer - Helen Svoboda Dorner

CSPA Representative - Fidelia Addison

Fundraising Representative - Megan Pettit

Lunch Representative - Mark McMahon,Taylor Davis

Members at Large -  – Monika Ozorowski, Emalie Ujjainwalla, Razia Butt, Karen Jones, Julie Woito

Teacher/Resources Representative - Kim Clermont/Kristjan Murphy

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.

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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 encouraged to attend - we value your input.

2019-20 Meeting Dates

September 17, 2019

October 8, 2019

November 12, 2019

January 14, 2019

February 11, 2020

April 14, 2020

May 12, 2020

June 9, 2020

2019-20 Meeting agendas & minutes

2018-19 Meeting agendas & minutes

2017-18 Meeting agendas & minutes

2016-17 Meeting minutes