About PIC

What is a Parent Involvement Committee?


The purpose of PIC is to support, encourage and enhance the engagement of parents/guardians of the WRDSB in their children’s education, to improve student achievement and well-being.

The goals of PIC are to:

  • develop and recommend strategies that the Board can use to effectively communicate with, and engage, parents/guardians in their children’s education
  • organize presentations and resources to help parents/guardians support their children’s learning
  • embrace diversity and inclusion, and address barriers to engagement
  • foster wellness and well-being in our students and families
  • communicate information from the Ministry of Education to parents/guardians

PIC Membership

The PIC Committee includes up to twenty members:

  • fourteen parent or guardian members: nine PIC only members and five PIC/ WRAPSC members (parents who are on PIC and the WRAPSC Steering Committee). New parents/guardians can join PIC in October of each school year. Contact pic@wrdsb.ca for more information.
  • the director of education (or a designate)
  • one elementary principal or vice-principal
  • one secondary principal or vice-principal
  • one teacher rep
  • one trustee
  • one community representative

PIC Meetings

The committee meets at least four times per year. Information about these meetings, including dates, agendas and past meeting minutes can be found on the Agendas/Minutes/Meeting Schedule page. Anyone is welcome to attend PIC meetings.

PIC Events

PIC supports learning by hosting presentations and workshops on topics of interest to parents/guardians. These events also provide an opportunity to network with peers, Board members and community groups. Click through the Parent Resource/Links page to learn about upcoming events and other resources. You can also contact PIC at pic@wrdsb.ca.

How can you get involved?

  • Join PIC as a PIC Member
  • Attend a PIC Meeting
  • Volunteer to be on PIC sub-committees
  • Attend PIC Events
  • Visit the PIC website
  • Follow PIC on Twitter @PicWRDSB
  • Attend a WRAPSC meeting, on behalf of your School Council
  • Offer suggestions, concerns, information to the PIC committee

“Parents play a vital role in the development and education of their children and in the success of schools. They are the most important influence in a child’s life outside of school. Long after direct learning from parents in a child’s early years gives way to formal education, parents continue to play a key role in student success through the attitudes they help to share and the direct supports they provide.”

Ontario Ministry of Education