When a school has an active, involved parent community, everyone benefits - students, parents, teachers, and the wider school community. These resources can help councils engage the parent community at their school.
- 7 Steps for Building an Engaged Community - People for Education has developed a great list of steps to help councils build community in their schools.
- Parent Engagement Tools The Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) has developed a number of parent engagement resources for school councils and parents.
- Parents as Partners in Education - workshop materials - Parents as Partners in Education is a series of 15 workshops developed by our board through funding from the National Office of Learning and Literacy. The goal of the program is to help parents with the challenge of supporting their children in school from kindergarten to grade 8. The workshops are presented in plain language, so they are especially beneficial for parents with literacy and language barriers. CSPA encourages school councils to consider offering these workshops as a means of supporting and encouraging parent engagement.
- Safe & Accepting Schools - Identify the feedback received from students, staff, and parents regarding safety and acceptance at school. Share with School Councils the measures put in place to respond to concerns identified. Support your school’s Safe & Accepting Schools Team in making your school safer, more inclusive, and more accepting