What is Council?

Our Goals

Our primary objective is to maintain and promote a positive, healthy and safe Catholic environment in which our children will learn, grow and play.

Our goal is to enhance the life and activities of students in partnership with the school staff. Your involvement in the Catholic School Council will enrich you and your child's school experience and as we draw upon other community resources, we extend the possibilities for our students. Any time or expertise you can lend is greatly appreciated!

Catholic School Council Membership

Membership on the Catholic School Council is open to all parents/guardians of students enrolled in the school, community representatives, the school principal, teachers and administrative & support staff. Executive members of the Council are elected annually by their peers and consist of Chair, Co-Chair, Treasurer and Communications Officer.

Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA)

The Catholic School Parents' Association (CSPA) is a volunteer parent organization that represents parents and elected school council members of the Ottawa Catholic School Board. We are YOUR Catholic School Parents' Association in Ottawa. Our purpose is to seek an education of the highest quality for each child in the Ottawa Catholic School Board. We foster and support Catholic education by providing a platform for communication between education decision-makers and Catholic School Councils. We do this by distributing information to School Council parents on a wide range of complex educational issues and by assisting parents in becoming active partners in education and effective advocates for their children.

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

Council Community News

Here’s how to find up to date Council news, events, volunteer opportunities or simply how to get in touch.

Find us on Facebook, via Twitter, on the Web or simply just sending us and email.  If you have lunch program question please send an email to the Lunch Program SEAS Council.

Be sure to 'subscribe' to our events page on Facebook so you will be informed when new events are created.

We are proud of our accomplishments!

Our fundraising efforts have helped to purchase various items for our children over the years.  Just some of these exciting accomplishments are:


Dash & Dot Robots

Snack Bin Program

Buddy Benches

Garden Towers for the Learning Commons

Learning Commons & Library Supplies

 Funding towards agendas, WE Day activities, sports equipment, artists & scientists in the classroom, graduation and much more

We couldn’t have done it without you!

"Study after study has shown us 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.” - Ontario Ministry of Education


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. 


Council Meeting Information

Catholic School Council meetings are usually held the second Tuesday of every month @7pm.

Please ensure to check the SEAS School Calendar or the SEAS Catholic School Council Facebook page for confirmation.

Meetings are held in the Learning Commons, with a minimum of four meetings per year.  All parents/guardians and interested members of the community are encouraged to attend the meetings. 

All are welcome!

Approved Meeting Minutes