Catholic School Council

The School Council is comprised of the school Principal, and members representing:

St. Catherine's School Council Constitution

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m

All parents/guardians are welcome to attend and join - we value your input. 

Communication:   Facebook Link

2023 - 2024

School Council members:

Chair: Jessica Dearden

Treasurer: Julie Ananny-Burns Secretary: Tara Harrington CSPA Rep: Melissa Renwick

Staff Rep: Nora Gallagher

Members: Celia Chaisson, Catherine Peori, Amanda Courcelles, Courtney Laverne, Jennifer Smith, Michelle Leonard, Natalie Alkadhi, Kassandra Leader, Amanda Valente, Danielle Fraser, Kristina Potvin

Principal: Lori Ann Hannigan

School Council members provide input and advice to the Principal on topics such as:

The School Council needs your voice, your input, your contribution to make the school better for all students, including yours!  

Meeting Dates & Minutes: 

Meeting 1 Sept 26


Meeting 2 Oct 10

Meeting 3 Nov 14

Meeting 4 Jan 16

Meeting 5 Feb 13

Meeting 6 April  16

Meeting 7 May 14

Meeting 8 June 11

Would you like to join our Council meetings? Please let us know at

Board-wide Parent Organizations

Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) 

The Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) is a volunteer group representing all Ottawa Catholic School Board parents. They are a resource for school councils and the parent community for information on local and provincial education issues. Through their website, Twitter feed, and email newsletters, they we provide updates on education in Ottawa & Ontario, as well as tips, resources and information to help parents support their children in school. All parents are welcome and encouraged to join CSPA's e-mail list, follow CSPA on Twitter, or attend CSPA monthly meetings. 

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

The OCSB’s Special Education and Advisory Committee (SEAC) makes recommendations to the Board in respect of any matter affecting the establishment, development, and delivery of special education programs and services for exceptional pupils.

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.