Toronto District School Board

2016/2017 PIAC

Date Time  Location  Materials 
September 20, 2016  7:00 5050 Yonge St. Boardroom  
October 13, 2016  7:00 5050 Yonge St. Boardroom  
November 10, 2016  7:00 5050 Yonge St. Boardroom  
December 8, 2016  7:00 5050 Yonge St. Boardroom  
January 12, 2017  7:00 5050 Yonge St. Boardroom  
February 16, 2017  7:00 5050 Yonge St. Boardroom  
March 21, 2017  7:00 5050 Yonge St. Boardroom  
April 13, 2017  7:00 5050 Yonge St. Boardroom  
May 16, 2017  7:00 5050 Yonge St. Boardroom  
June 13, 2017   7:00 5050 Yonge St. Boardroom  

2015/2016 PIAC

Meeting Date Time Location Materials
September 16, 2015 7:00 PM 5050 Yonge Street, Boardroom Agenda - Minutes
October 13 , 2015 7:00 PM 5050 Yonge Street, Boardroom Agenda - Minutes
November 10, 2015 7:00 PM 5050 Yonge Street, Boardroom Agenda - Minutes
December 8, 2015 7:00 PM 5050 Yonge Street, Boardroom Agenda Minutes
January 12, 2016 7:00 PM 5050 Yonge Street, Boardroom Agenda - Minutes
February 16, 2016 7:00 PM 5050 Yonge Street, Boardroom Agenda - Minutes
March 31, 2016 7:00 PM 5050 Yonge Street, Boardroom Agenda - Minutes
Briefing Note
Trustee Update
April 25, 2016 6:30 PM 5050 Yonge Street, Boardroom Agenda - Minutes
May 19, 2016 7:00 PM 5050 Yonge Street, Boardroom Agenda - Minutes
June 21, 2016 7:00 PM 5050 Yonge Street, Boardroom Agenda
Trustee Update
Policy Development Process

Parent Involvement Advisory Committee

What does PIAC do?

PIAC's role is to:

  • Consult and work with parents, staff, and community to identify issues related to parent engagement for discussion and information
  • Discuss and respond to items referred to PIAC by the Board
  • Make recommendation or provide recommendations or comments to the board on any parent/education related matter
  • Work and support school councils across the board

How can parents GET INVOLVED with PIAC?

  • Get elected as a PIAC representative or alternate at your ward meeting or contact your Trustee
  • Get involved with TDSBs Community Liaison Groups
  • Join one of PIACs Working Groups. Working group members are volunteers and are open to all TDSB parents/guardians
  • Attend PIAC meetings. TDSB parents/guardians are welcome to attend meetings as observers. For a meeting schedule see the meetings page.

How does PIAC work for parents?

PIAC supports parents/school councils in the following ways:

  • Facilitation of Working Groups on an array of issues. To view PIAC working groups, click here.
  • Participation on a number of TDSB committees such as: School Calendar; Caring and Safe Committee; TDSB Consultation Committee;
  • Organize the annual School Council Appreciation Event
  • Collaborate with TDSB to organize the annual Parent Involvement Make a Difference Conference
  • Ongoing outreach and support for School Councils

Who is PIAC?

PIAC membership is made up of the following: 

Voting Members

  • 1 parent delegate and 1 parent alternate representing each of the 22 Wards, for a total of 22 parent delegates and 22 parent alternates, to be elected at Ward level
  • 1 additional parent delegate representing any TDSB Community Liaison Group (CLG) that desires to eb represented (one parent per CLG). Any such member shall be elected ro appointed at CLG level
  • Parent or CLG members elected may be employees of the TDSB, but must inform PIAC of the employment at the first meeting they attend and may be asked to excuse themselves from a vote if there is deemed to be a conflict of interest, and
  • A maximum of three members representing up to three community agencies chosen by PIAC (one member per community agency, to be put forward by the agency. For clarity, community agency representatives (i) are not required to be parents, and (ii) cannot be members or employees of the TDSB

Non Voting Members

  • (e)  The two PIAC Co-Chairs;
  • (f)   The Director of Education of the TDSB or his/her designate;
  • (g)  A member of the Board of Trustees;
  • (h)  A member of the Parent and Community Involvement Office (PCIO), who shall have a term of one year; and
  • (i)   A member representing each union and/or professional organization having employees at the TDSB {ETFO (Elementary School Federation of Ontario) OSSTF (Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation), TSAA (Toronto School Administrators' Association), & CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees)}, if such bodies choose to be represented.

2014/2015 Agenda/Minutes

Meeting Date Materials
June 11, 2015 Agenda - Minutes
May 14, 2015 Agenda - Minutes
April 16, 2015 Agenda - Minutes
March 10, 2015 Agenda - Minutes
February 11, 2015 Agenda - Minutes
January 13, 2015 Agenda - Minutes
December 10, 2014 Agenda - Minutes
November 18, 2014 Agenda - Minutes
October 15, 2014 Agenda - Minutes
September 11, 2014 Meeting Cancelled

2013/2014 Agenda/Minutes

Meeting Date Materials
 June 17, 2014  Minutes
 May 8, 2014  Agenda
 April 8, 2014  Minutes
 March 18, 2014  Minutes
 February 11, 2014  Agenda - Minutes
 January 14, 2014  Agenda - Minutes
 December 17, 2013  Agenda - Minutes
 November 19, 2013  Agenda - Minutes
 October 16, 2013  Agenda - Minutes
 September 12, 2013  Agenda - Minutes

2012/2013 Agenda/Minutes

Meeting Date Materials
June 12, 2013  Minutes
May 7, 2013  Agenda - Minutes
April 11, 2013  Agenda - Minutes
March 7, 2013  Agenda - Minutes
February 12, 2013  Agenda - Minutes
January 16, 2013  Agenda - Minutes
December 6, 2012  Agenda - Minutes
November 7, 2012  Agenda - Minutes
October 10, 2012  Agenda - Minutes
September 13, 2012  Agenda - Minutes

About PIAC

Purpose of Parent Involvement Committees (PICS)

In 2010 the Ministry of Education amended the Ontario Regulation 612/00, by Ontario Regulation 330/10. This resulted in the creation of Parent Involvement Committees (PICS). For further information on the Regulation please click the above Regulation.

PIAC Mission Statement

PIAC’s purpose is to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the Board level in order to improve student achievement and well being. In working towards this purpose, members of PIAC shall foster open, positive, inclusive and effective communication at all levels of parent involvement, and shall respect the Committee’s accountability to its constituent groups and its responsibility to the Board.

Guiding Principles

In addition to following PIAC’s mission statement, all members shall:

(a) Work together in a manner that fosters co-operation;

(b) Demonstrate respect for the opinions, concerns, and ideas of others;

(c) Strive to understand each other’s values and perspectives without pre-judgment or biases;

(d) Value the principles and practices of equity and inclusion in PIAC’s operations and deliberations;

further guiding principles and PIAC by-laws

PIAC Membership
List of current PIAC members

For more information on PIAC membership, please e-mail

Contact PIAC


Wilmar Kortleever

Trustee Laskin
Trustee Representative

Latha John
Committee Assistant

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire
the knowledge, skills, and values
they need to become responsible members of a democratic society.
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