Become a member of the Parent Involvement Committee

Posted On Tuesday June 04, 2024

The Durham District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is calling for applications for volunteer Parent/Guardian Representatives of DDSB students from all areas – Ajax, Whitby, Pickering, Oshawa, and the North (Brock, Uxbridge, Scugog).

Expressions of interest for the role of Community Representative are also being accepted from individuals who are not parents/guardians of DDSB students, but still want to be involved.

  • Do you have ideas on how schools can engage parents and the community?
  • Do you want to have a say in what happens in your child’s school and provide advice to The Board?
  • Do you want to help plan and execute events and activities that will enhance your child’s school experience and well-being?
  • Do you want to support your child’s learning at school and at home?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, consider joining PIC today!

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is a collective of like-minded individuals who work to better the experience of children and parents/guardians at school and in their community. The PIC’s primary role is to enhance student achievement and well-being by working collaboratively with The Board to support equitable and inclusive education for all students. PIC members have their voice heard by actively participating in Board meetings, School Councils, and events based on the needs of the school and community. PIC members provide advice and recommendations on what happens throughout the school year, so join our efforts and have your voice heard. Apply to be a PIC member today!

Did you know? Serving on PIC is a great opportunity to network and build personal and professional capacity. Gain valuable skills while serving your community and positively contributing to DDSB schools.

Qualifications for Consideration:

You may qualify as a Parent/Guardian Representative if you have a child(ren)/ward currently enrolled in a DDSB school.

You may qualify as a Community Representative if you live in the Durham Region in which you desire to serve. You need not have a child in DDSB schools.

Active involvement is essential! PIC meetings are held 4-6 times per school year and all selected PIC members are expected to attend these meetings in addition to select school and community events throughout the year.

All PIC members are expected to adhere to applicable DDSB policies and procedures and to activities and interactions which can be found at support and uphold DDSB’s commitments to Indigenous Rights and Human Rights in all PIC activities and interactions which can be found at

Apply Now or email for more information.

Application deadline Friday, September 20, 2024. Selected candidates will be notified by October 11, 2024

Thank you for your willingness to serve!


Indigenous Rights Statement: The Durham District School Board recognizes Indigenous rights are distinct. In the exercise of those rights, Indigenous staff and students shall not be subjected to actions with the aim or effect of depriving these distinct rights.

Human Rights Statement: The Durham District School Board is committed to learning and working environments that centre on human rights and equity and are safe, welcoming, respectful, equitable, accessible, inclusive and free from discrimination, oppression and harm.

The DDSB is committed to providing inclusive, accessible and barrier-free learning and working environments in compliance with the Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Should you require accommodation based on a Human Rights Code ground(s) to submit your application (or to participate in PIC meetings if you are selected to be a PIC member), please contact