Parent Councils

This could be your child, or your child’s friend.

When a student is in need, there is no time to wait.

If a house burns down, a teen immediately needs new clothing. If a parent loses their job, hungry tummies need to be filled. If a child earns the opportunity to compete at the regional spelling bee, they need a bus ticket to be given the chance to reach their potential.

It takes a village to raise a child, and right now 15,000 children in our schools need a village.

How to get involved.

Being involved on a parent council means that you understand the importance of partnership between families and schools.

As a parent council member, you can help fill in the gaps for children. You can step up to meet the pressing needs school principals identify that aren’t covered by social services or the education system.

You can make a difference in the lives of one in five children who are currently going without.

Here are a few of the ways you can help.

Students in Crisis Emergency FundStudents in Crisis
We need to ensure basic and critical needs are covered.
You can get emergency assistance to children and families when they need it most.

Art iconActive Living and Opportunity
Every child deserves a chance to shine.
You can provide enriching experiences including student access to extracurricular activities, bursaries and awards for those who otherwise would be unable to participate.

Toonie TuesdayFood Security
Children are coming to school hungry, without enough food to last them for the school day.
Others, don’t have enough food at home. You can help us by securing food for hungry bellies.

Toonie TuesdayToonie Tuesday
Collectively, we can ensure that as little as $2 can transform a student’s life.
Your parent council can bring this annual event to your school.

 Bullhorn iconSpread the Word
These are some of the students you have helped.
Share with others how the Education Foundation of Ottawa makes a difference every day.

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