Summary of CPIC Events 2017-18

The Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) members were involved in a number of events and conferences throughout the 2017-2018 school year.

At this time of Truth and Reconciliation, CPIC events began with the Territorial Acknowledgement, which acknowledges the many Indigenous Nations, the Original People of this continent, often referred to as Turtle Island.

On October 13 & 14, 2017 two of our members attended the Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education Conference in Toronto. The conference was well received by all attendees.

CPIC members were invited to the Book Launch of, “Our Story ~ Our Journey”,  and Commissioning evening that took place October 28, 2017 at Holy Spirit Parish in Barrie.

CPIC members and board staff organized an evening with the theme “Mental Health for Every Age.”  These three evening presentations were held in Barrie, Orillia and Bradford West Gwillimbury in November of 2017. Dr. Pat Carney, our senior psychologist, was the keynote speaker for the evenings. Parents then had the choice of attending a session presented by board staff, which specifically targeted mental health for primary, junior/intermediate or secondary aged students. Each evening was a great success and was very well attended.

In February an information session was held with an update from the Finance Department on Cashless Schools. Lorelle Leonienco provided a slide deck presentation on Sub Committees and Communication. This was well received by CPIC members.

A few of our members were able to participate in the Minister’s Ninth Annual Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) Symposium – April 20-21, 2018. The Symposium was enjoyed by those who attended.

T. McCallum, L.A. Johnston and L. Leonienco submitted a pro grant application in June, entitled, “Skills for Self Regulation & Positive Mental Health.” This proposal included an evening presentation for different areas within our board for the fall of 2018.