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
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).
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.
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.
Submit the Online Application Form
Call Leadership Development and Engagement at 905-727-0022 ext. 3650
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 Council||Executive Council Review of Board Report||Chair’s Committee||Notify Selected Candidates||Board Approval of PEAC Membership||New Member Orientation||First PEAC Session for New Members|
|Early September 2021||Mid-September, 2021||Late September 2021||One week after Chair's Committee Late September 2021||Early October 2021||October 2021||November 25, 2021|
Frequently Asked Questions
Please refer to the frequently asked questions regarding the application process.
Support Policy Review
Policy #238 Parent, Family, and Community Engagement and Policy #262 School Councils are currently under review. We would like to request your feedback on these policies.
Review and provide your feedback.
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.
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.
Fall School Council Forums
Please register for your respective area to join us in celebrating our school councils as we begin a new school year.
Time for each: 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
|North||Monday, November 8, 2021||Register Here|
|East||Wednesday, November 10, 2021||Register Here|
|West||Monday, November 15, 2021||Register Here|
|Central||Wednesday, November 17, 2021||Register Here|
*Please note: Registration is required in order to receive meeting virtual link. We recommend one school administrator and the school council chair attend from each school.
For more information on the School Council Forums, please visit the School Council Forum webpage.
The following resources are available from the Ontario Government on Parent Involvement Committees: