Forms & Correspondence

Catholic School Council

The School Council is comprised of the school Principal, and members representing:

St. Emily Bylaws

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 to attend and join - we value your input. 

Contact us by email:

Find us online:

Our St. Emily Council Website | Facebook 

2023-2024 School Council members:

Chairperson – Janice Vanderwel

Vice-Chairperson -Emalie Ujjainwalla 

Secretary - Jessica Taylor

Treasurer - Abirami (Abby) Yoganathan

Co-Treasurer -Sarah Nazarenko

CSPA Rep - Sabine Bowerman

Fundraising Rep - Megan Pettit

Lunch Rep - Sarah Qandan-Nazarenko

Parish Rep - Jeremie Mambo

Members at LargeTheresa Krepelka Ana Bustamante,  Manal Salibi, Jeonghwa Yu, Caroline Nguyen 

Teacher/Resources Rep - Kristjan Murphy

Principal:  Greg Rusch

School Council members provide input and advice to the Principal on topics such as:

The School Council needs your voice, your input, your contribution to make the school better for all students, including yours!  

Meeting Dates & Minutes: 2024 - 2025

This is the first meeting of the school year.  At this meeting, we will elect our upcoming Catholic School Council Members. 

September 19     Agenda/ Minutes

Board-wide Parent Organizations

Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) 

The Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) is a volunteer group representing all Ottawa Catholic School Board parents. They are a resource for school councils and the parent community for information on local and provincial education issues. Through their website, Twitter feed, and email newsletters, they we provide updates on education in Ottawa & Ontario, as well as tips, resources and information to help parents support their children in school. All parents are welcome and encouraged to join CSPA's e-mail list, follow CSPA on Twitter, or attend CSPA monthly meetings. 

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

The OCSB’s Special Education and Advisory Committee (SEAC) makes recommendations to the Board in respect of any matter affecting the establishment, development, and delivery of special education programs and services for exceptional pupils.

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.