The Catholic School Parents' Association (CSPA) is an independent volunteer parent organization that represents parents and elected school council members of the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB). Our purpose is to seek an education of the highest quality for all children in the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB). We foster and support Catholic education by providing a platform for communication between education decision-makers, School Councils and families. We do this by partnering with administrative staff at the board and distributing information to School Councils and families on a wide range of complex educational issues, hosting events on topics of interest for parents, and by assisting parents in becoming active partners in education & effective advocates for their children.

CSPA Goals

  • To serve as a resource to 85 Catholic School Councils through education, information and communication;
  •  To work in partnership with the Director of Education, senior administration, educators, and the Board of Trustees on behalf of the school councils and parent community;

  • To represent the OCSB parents in local, regional and provincial activities in education;
  • To acknowledge and communicate to all stakeholders the value of parent participation in a child's education; and
  • To monitor and evaluate our own success as an organization.