On this page you will find:
how to get involved with PEAC
who our members are
e-newsletters, upcoming events and resources
If you have questions, please contact us: Leadership Development and Engagement
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.
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.
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:
Email Leadership Development and Engagement; or
Call Leadership Development and Engagement at 905-727-0022 ext. 3650.
PEAC Membership Application Information Session
Recording from May 24, 2023.
Applications are received
May - June
Application Selection Committee Reviews Applications
July - August
Notify Selected Candidates
Board Approval of PEAC Membership
New Member Orientation
October 5, 2023
First PEAC Public Meeting for New Members
November 9, 2023
*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.
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
For meeting agendas and minutes please see all meeting agendas and minutes
Learn more about this committee, and other Board and Advisory Committees
Location: Please note all meetings are currently virtual. Connection instructions can be found within the posted meeting agenda.
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.
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 are currently closed. 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 – “Parent Voice Matters!” - May 3, 2023
The Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) and Leadership Development and Engagement want to thank all who attended the annual PEAC Regional Symposium - Parent Voice Matters! on May 3, 2023.
For more information and to view the recording for the 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.
Visit the Board Events webpage for additional upcoming events.
The following resources are available from the Ontario Government on Parent Involvement Committees: