PVNC Catholic seeking community input into Directional Policy – Parent and Community Relations

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The Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington (PVNC) Catholic District School Board is seeking public consultation on the renewal of its Directional Policy 1000 – Parent and Community Relations.

This Directional Policy is up for renewal as part of the Board’s regular policy review schedule.

The Parent and Community Relations Directional Policy supports the Ministry of Education’s Parent Engagement Policy for Ontario Schools(External link), and thereby the development of positive relationships among students, staff, parents/guardians, parish and community members by promoting engagement in Catholic education.

The goals of the Parent Engagement Policy for Ontario Schools are:

  • making schools and the school system accessible and welcoming to parents and other members of the community;
  • making sure the public has open access to relevant information about educational policies, programs, and services;
  • encouraging meaningful opportunities for input into decision-making at the school and Board level;
  • ensuring that community partnerships are nurtured in order to facilitate and coordinate the service of experiential learning opportunities for students.


Directional policies signal the major intentions and priorities of the elected board. They are few in number and broad in scope. Directional policies signal long-term institutional commitments to student achievement and well-being, to values, and to fairness.

Administrative Procedures, which are a mechanism to implement the policies of the elected board, are specific, detailed and focused and must align with the directional policy under which they sit.

The following administrative procedures support the Directional Policy 1000 – Parent and Community Relations and can be viewed here.(External link)

  • 1001 – Addressing Parental and Public Concerns
  • 1003 – Catholic School Council
  • 1004 – Catholic Parent Engagement Committee
  • 1005 – Volunteers in Our Schools

Have your say – Parent and Community Relations Directional Policy

We encourage you to review the Directional Policy 1000 – Parent and Community Relations in its entirety (available in the documents section to the right) and provide feedback using the short survey provided below.

Thank you for taking the time and effort to provide feedback as we work together to achieve our PVNC Catholic Vision: Creating a culture of faith, hope and love to ensure equity and well-being. This Survey will be open during the consultation period between Feb. 28 to March 17, 2024.