Forms & Correspondence

Catholic School Council

2021 - 2022 School Council members:

Chair: Charlene Knight

Vice-Chair: Adrienne O'Reilly

Secretary: Helen Svoboda Dorner

Treasurer: John Svab

CSPA rep: Traci Clarke

St. Andrew’s Parish Representative Jennifer Harris

Contact Information:
The St. Joseph Catholic School Council can be contacted by email at

School Council members provide input and advice to the Principal on topics such as:

  • local calendar of events and activities

  • school code of student behavior

  • school curriculum and program goals

  • selection of the Principal through the identification of a profile-type for the school

  • school budget priorities

  • school-community communication strategy ie methods of reporting to parents and the community

  • extra-curricular activities in the school

Parent Volunteers Needed

The school council is always in need of parent volunteers to assist in events like the Jag Jog and the Grade 12 Graduation. If you can help, please contact any of the members of the school council. We welcome the assistance in making these events memorable and fun for our students!

Meeting Dates & Minutes: 2021 - 2022

The school council meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of the month. Until further notice, all meetings will be conducted virtually through Google Meet. All parents and guardians are welcome.

September 20, 2021

Minutes: September 2021 Minutes

October 4, 2021

Minutes: October 2021 Minutes

November 1, 2021

Minutes: November 2021 Minutes

December 6, 2021

Minutes: December 2021 Minutes

No meeting in January

February 7, 2022

Minutes: February 2022 Minutes

March 7, 2022

April 4, 2022

May 2, 2022

June 6, 2022

Board-wide Parent Organizations

Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA)

The Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) is a volunteer group representing all Ottawa Catholic School Board parents. They are a resource for school councils and the parent community for information on local and provincial education issues. Through their website, Twitter feed, and email newsletters, they we provide updates on education in Ottawa & Ontario, as well as tips, resources and information to help parents support their children in school. All parents are welcome and encouraged to join CSPA's e-mail list, follow CSPA on Twitter, or attend CSPA monthly meetings.

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

The OCSB’s Special Education and Advisory Committee (SEAC) makes recommendations to the Board in respect of any matter affecting the establishment, development, and delivery of special education programs and services for exceptional pupils.

OCSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)

The Ottawa Catholic School Board Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is a provincially mandated committee made up of parents, a trustee, a principal and the Director of Education. The purpose of PIC is to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the school board level in order to improve student achievement and well-being. The parent members of the OCSB PIC are appointed by CSPA.