Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)
The Halton District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) recognizes parents/guardians play a vital role in the development and education of their children and in the success of schools and therefore provides a regular opportunity to network, share ideas, offer input and enjoy informative presentations on a number of education related topics throughout the school year.
PIC makes parental engagement a priority by providing ongoing system-wide support and promoting communication between parents/guardians, the Board and members of the community, while school councils focus on the local school and community.
Ontario's PRO Grants are designed to support parents in identifying barriers to engagement in their own community and to find local solutions to involve more parents in support of student achievement and well-being.
The Halton District School Board was awarded $82,900 for the 2018-2019 PRO Grants. This funding was to support 83 School Councils and 1 regional/provincial project.
Parent Reaching Out Grant Information (Ontario Ministry of Education)
HDSB PIC Strategic Plan: Three Areas of Focus
- Define PIC representative role and function
- Networking opportunities
- PIC conference
Education and Awareness
- Awareness and engagement
- Website development
- Electronic media/Google
A Practical Handbook for Parent Involvement Committee Members (Ontario Ministry of Education)
Parent Involvement Committee Fact Sheet (Ontario Ministry of Education, available in multiple languages)
Parent Engagement Policy: Involving parents in the school (Ontario Ministry of Education, available in multiple languages)
Frequently Asked Questions (Ontario Ministry of Education)
Parent Engagement (Council of Ontario Directors of Education)