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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).

Applications are currently closed for the 2021/2022 School Year and will reopen for the 2022/2023 school year in May 2022.  

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 at the Education Centre in Aurora or virtually during the current pandemic. The first meeting date for the new membership is normally in late November.


Application Information

Parents/guardians interested in serving as a member of PEAC are asked to submit an application by using one of the identified methods below.  

Applications are accepted for elementary and secondary openings within the Community Education Centre (CEC) school areas shown below:

  • CEC Central
  • CEC East 
  • CEC North 
  • CEC West 

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 Schools at a Glance (PDF).


How to Submit an Application

Interested applicants are asked to submit an application using ONE of the methods below. 

PLEASE NOTE: The 2021/2022 term is no longer accepting applications.  For those who submitted an application, please see application review process below:

Final Report to Executive CouncilExecutive Council Review of Board ReportChair’s CommitteeNotify Selected CandidatesBoard Approval of PEAC MembershipNew Member OrientationFirst PEAC Session for New Members
Early September 2021Mid-September, 2021Late September 2021One week after Chair's Committee Late September 2021Early October 2021October 2021November 25, 2021


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 trustees and one alternate, two principals/vice-principals, one Special Education Advisory Committee representative, one Equity and Inclusivity Advisory Committee representative and one community representative at large PEAC members represent  our four YRDSB School Areas: Central, East, North, 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 our school locator document (PDF)

For a list of our PEAC Members, please refer 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


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.

Get Involved by Supporting Policy Review

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

Get Involved by Submitting an Online Application

Parents/guardians interested in serving as a member of PEAC are asked to submit an electronic application.
Fill out Online Form