Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC)

On this page you will find:

  • our mandate

  • how to get involved with PEAC

  • agenda and minutes

  • who our members are

  • e-newsletters, upcoming events and resources

If you have questions, please contact us: Leadership Development and Engagement

Parents and students in classroom

Parent engagement matters. Studies have shown us that student achievement improves when parents play an active role in their children's education, and that good schools become even better schools when parents are involved. It is recognized that parent engagement is a key factor in the enhancement of student achievement and well-being.


PEAC Mandate

The purpose of the Parent Family and Community Engagement Advisory
Committee (PEAC) is to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at
the Board level in order to improve student achievement and well-being.

PEAC shall achieve its purpose by:

  • Providing information and advice on parent engagement to the Board.

  • Communicating with and supporting school councils of schools of the Board.

  • Undertaking activities to help parents of pupils of the Board support their children’s learning at home and at school.


How to Get Involved 

Become a Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory Committee Member

The York Region District School Board values parent, family and community engagement in public education and the positive impact it has on student achievement and well-being. The York Region District School Board accepts applications for membership on an annual basis for the Board’s Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC).

PEAC supports, encourages and enhances parent engagement at the Board level in order to improve student achievement and well-being. It represents the collective voice of parents who have children attending public schools in York Region.

Members are expected to attend a minimum of five meetings each year. 


Application Information

Parents/guardians interested in serving as a volunteer advisory committee member of PEAC are asked to submit an online application.  

Applications are accepted annually for specific elementary and/or secondary openings within the Community Education Centre (CEC) school areas.

Applications may also be accepted for a Community Member at Large. The Community Member at Large shall not be a member or employee of the board.

Interested applicants are asked to apply to the school area where their respective school is. If you are unsure of respective school area, please refer to the School Profiles page.


How to Submit an Application

Interested applicants are asked to submit an application using the Online Application Form.

To obtain a copy of the application: 


Important Dates 

PEAC Membership  Application Information Session 

May 29, 2024 from 7pm to 8pm.

Click here to join using Virtual MS Teams Meeting Link.

(Recording from May 24, 2023 is also available.)

Applications are received

May - June 

Application Selection Committee Reviews Applications

July - August 

Notify Selected Candidates

Early October 

Board Approval of PEAC Membership

Early October

New Member Orientation


First PEAC Public Meeting for New Members


December 5, 2024

*This is a joint meeting with our Equity and Inclusivity Advisory Committee (EIAC) Members


Frequently Asked Questions 

Please refer to the frequently asked questions regarding the application process. 

View Frequently Asked Questions about PEAC member Application Process.


PEAC Members

PEAC is composed of 12 parents, the Director of Education and/or Supervisory Officer, one trustee and one alternate, two principals/vice-principals, one Special Education Advisory Committee representative, one Equity and Inclusivity Advisory Committee representative and one Community Member at Large. PEAC members represent our four YRDSB School Areas: Central, East, North, and West.

If you would like to connect with a PEAC member, it is best to connect with the PEAC member affiliated with your area.  If you are unsure which school area you are affiliated with, please visit the School Profiles page.

For a list of our PEAC Members, please refer to the PEAC Members List. 

If you would like to connect with a PEAC member, please submit your inquiry using our contact form.

We look forward to hearing from you.


PEAC Agenda and Minutes


e-Newsletters, Upcoming Events, and Resources 

To further support parent and family engagement, please take some time to view our e-Newsletter, Upcoming Events, and Resources.

Engagement Matters:

Winter 2024 (PDF)

Spring 2023 (PDF)

Winter 2023 (PDF)

Fall 2022 (PDF)

Spring/Summer 2022 (PDF)

December 2021 (PDF)

September 2021 (PDF)

June 2021 (PDF)


Provide a submission to our quarterly newsletter "Engagement Matters"

YRDSB School Community, we need your help! We need your help and engagement in building a stronger community; we need your brilliant ideas to be shared; and we need your strong voices to be heard! 

Please share the best practices from your school, events that were successful, inspiring ideas and projects that are worth implementing in other YRDSB schools.

We learn from each other, and that is how we grow. 

Please share your story with us in this online form for an opportunity to be placed in our newsletter.

PEAC New Member Applications

Applications open in May and close in June. Interested applicants are invited to apply to be a PEAC member in the Spring.  Listen to the recording of the virtual information session to learn more about this parent engagement opportunity. 


Annual PEAC Regional Symposium - April 18, 2024

The Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) and the Leadership Development and Engagement team are pleased to announce the return to the in-person annual PEAC Regional Symposium.

For more information and to view the keynote recording for the 2023 PEAC Symposium, visit the PEAC Regional Symposium webpage.


School Council Forums

Fall School Council Forums:

Thank you to those who attended our recent Fall School Council Forums. 

Visit the School Council Forum webpage for resources from these sessions. 


Board Events

Visit the Board Events webpage for additional upcoming events. 

Get Involved by Supporting Policy Review

Please provide your feedback on current policies under review.
Provide Feedback

"Engagement Matters" Newsletter