Catholic Parent Involvement Committee

The Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) is a group of parents, trustees and Board staff who actively support parent engagement and involvement throughout the Kenora Catholic District School Board. CPIC is regulated by Regulation 330/10 Under the Education Act.

Our CPIC provides regular opportunities for School Council members to network, share ideas, and offer input and receive informative presentations on a number of education-related topics throughout the school year. CPIC supports parent engagement by providing support on a system-wide basis and promoting dialogue between Catholic School Councils, The Board and members of the community.

Parents and guardians play an important role in the success of their children in school. Studies show that student achievement improves when parents play an active role in their children’s education and that good schools become even better schools when parents are involved. The Kenora Catholic District School Board is proud of the collaborative relationship it has with the parents on our Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC), and our School Councils, as partners in their children’s education.

The Catholic Parent Involvement Committee recognizes that there are goals inherent with the Board’s 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan – Growing, Investing and Engaging:

  • To grow parent engagement and involvement in the Catholic education process.
  • To invest in our children’s education and our school community.
  • To engage with other parents and serve as a vital link between our school communities.

Here is a listing of our 2019 – 2020 Catholic Parent Involvement Committee Members:

Parent Representatives

  • Angela McEvoy, St. Louis School
  • Tressa Main, St. Louis School
  • Kathleen Holmstrom, St. Thomas Aquinas High School
  • Amy McCann,  Ecole Ste- Marguerite Bourgeoys
  • Giana Poltronetti, St. John School
  • Grace Dunford, St.  John Paul II School
  • Michelle Kurtz, St. John Paul II School

Community Representative

  • Randi Casey, North Western Health Unit

Principal Representative

  • Hilary Aitken - Elementary School Principal Representative
  • Kylie Hughes - Secondary School Principal Representative 

Trustee Representative

  • Derek Favreau

Staff Representative

  • Nicole Kurtz,  Director of Education

Catholic Parent Involvement Committee Meeting Minutes

 Date Location of Meeting  Minutes
October, 19, 2022 CEC and Microsoft Teams October 19, 2022
December 7, 2022 CEC and Microsoft Teams December 7, 2022
February 15, 2023 CEC and Microsoft Teams February 15, 2023
May 17, 2023 CEC and Microsoft Teams May 17, 2023
June 6, 2023 (Year End Trustee Presentation) CEC and Microsoft Teams June 6, 2023

Past Meeting Minutes


 Date Location of Meeting  Minutes
September, 15, 2021 CEC and Microsoft Teams September, 15, 2021 Minutes
December 15, 2021 CEC and Microsoft Teams December 15, 2021 Minutes
February 16, 2022 CEC and Microsoft Teams February 16, 2022 Minutes
May 4, 2022 CEC and Microsoft Teams May 4, 2022 Minutes
June 7, 2022 CEC and Microsoft Teams 2021-2022 Year-end Report


Date Location of Meeting Minutes
June 1, 2021  Microsoft Teams 2020-2021 Year-end Report
May 12, 2021
CEC and Microsoft Teams
May 12, 2021 Minutes
February 10, 2021
CEC and Microsoft Teams
February 10, 2021 Minutes
December 9, 2020
CEC and Microsoft Teams
December 9, 2020 Minutes
September 16, 2020
CEC and Microsoft Teams
September 16, 2020 Minutes
June 2, 2020 Virtually Via Microsoft Teams 2019-20 -School Council Year End Report
May 7, 2020 Virtually Via Microsoft Teams May 7, 2020 Minutes
February 12, 2020 Catholic Education Centre February 12, 2020 Minutes
December 11, 2019 Catholic Education Centre December 11, 2019 Minutes
September 18, 2019 Catholic Education Centre September 19, 2019  Minutes
May 7, 2019 Catholic Education Centre May 7, 2019 Minutes
May 8, 2018 Catholic Education Centre May 8, 2018 Minutes
December 6, 2017 Catholic Education Centre December 6, 2017 Minutes
April 10, 2017 Catholic Education Centre April 10, 2017 Minutes

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