The deadline for applications is now closed.
Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for parents/caregivers and community members for the 2022-23 school year. We invite Waterloo Region residents to apply.
As a member of a PIC, you will have an opportunity to strengthen parent partnership in education and become part of a dedicated committee committed to helping us to improve student achievement and well-being across the district.
PIC’s mandate is to:
- Provide information and advise on parent engagement to the WRDSB
- Communicate with and support school councils of the Board
- Undertake activities to help us improve parent engagement and support families to best support their child/rens’ learning at home and school
The committee is established according to the Ministry of Education legislation. PIC meets at least four times a year, and members must be prepared to attend each meeting and participate on a minimum of one PIC working group. The approximate time commitment for a PIC parent member is an average of 1 hour per week, which includes meetings as well as email correspondence, and review and feedback of other materials for PIC and the Board.
PIC meetings are held virtually via Google Meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9 pm.
The committee is made up of 16 parents, the director of education or designate, one trustee, one elementary and one secondary administrator, one teacher and one to three community representatives. PIC parent members have an option to apply for a 1-year or 2-year term. PIC membership will represent the diversity of Waterloo Region with representation of elementary, intermediate, and secondary school levels, along with at least one (1) parent member from each of the three (3) cities [Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo] and four (4) townships [North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot, Woolwich].
The goal of PIC is to have members who are committed to engaging all parents in supporting their children’s learning, enthusiastic about education, and representative of our region. Strong communication and leadership skills and the ability to work as part of a team are also valued. You do not have to be a member of a school council to be a member of PIC.
Applications can be submitted through the web form below.
PIC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
All applicants will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted with selected applicants.