School Council Members

Elections for the new members of our School Council Executive took place on Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30 pm.  

Meetings will take place the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  

School Council

Rachel Boucher Cassidy

Vice Chair:
Sara Jean Compton

Angela Kernick

Tamara Foran

Fundraising Coordinator:
Pablo Coffey

Events Coordinator
Pablo Coffey
Parish Representative:
Theresa Ostapchuk 

Charles Halpenny                                                                                                
Teaching Representatives:
Lina Belanger & Stacey MacKay

Non-teaching Representative: 
Sharon Demers & Michele Harding

Renee St.John

Contact email for:

Council News & Information

Our Catholic School Council strives to be active and vital in our school community.  St. Gemma Catholic is a wonderful school and the enhancements that our Council provides to our students through curricular and co-curricular events and tools is invaluable.  Your support in our activities and fundraising always goes directly back to our school community in many ways.

The Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic School Council works in cooperation with the principal and school staff to ensure the best for our students.  

Yearly events include
Fall Harvest, 
End of year BBQ
Hot Lunches

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. 

Learn more about OCSB's PIC on the PIC page* of the Board website.

The Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA)
 is a volunteer group representing the parents in our school board. We are a resource for school councils and the parent community for information on local and provincial education issues. Through our website, Twitter, and email newsletters we provide updates on education in Ottawa & Ontario; plus we share great tips, resources and information to help parents support their children in school. All parents are welcome and encouraged to join our e-mail list, follow us on Twitter or attend CSPA monthly meetings.

Visit the CSPA website to learn more about CSPA and the work we do to support parents and their children in our schools.

Council Meeting Information

The minutes to school council meetings will be posted on this page as they become available.