Meetings Locations are at the Catholic Education Centre (CEC)
80 Sheppard Ave E (Room location normally cited on Board Screen)
By standing Rule, Regular meetings are Conducted between 7PM and 9:30PM
(Phone or Skype for Teleconference. is possible through contacus@TAPCE.ca )
Note: Upcoming meetings and events can be found in the Events page
Approved minutes and some presentations may be provided upon request
Regular Meeting 27May2013 ( Rm 308)
Presentation on Budget Consultation,
Review of 25MarMinutes, Financial Update,
Unincoporation Resolution, Bylaw Update
RECORDS of DISCUSSIONS 2012-2013 Session
22Apr2013 Special Meeting with Ministry of Education PRO Grant Representative Jack Negro
PRO Grant Presentation deferred to 22Apr with Ministry Location TBD. Notice of Motion to Unincorporated tabled. Fundraising Working Draft CSAC Feedback discussed. PRO Grant Application discussed. PoE and Commisioning recommendations deferred, Finance Report recieved, Budget approved. OAPCE Director Report Recieved OAPCE website 1st page issue discussed. Ombudsman U-Tube post approved, Bylaw report deferred, What makes CSAC Work Brought Forward, Sucecss stories Brought Forward, Corporate Planning Documents discussed, School volunteers discussed, speaker procurement quote pursued, EQAO/Fraser Report Discussed, Presentation for next meetings dicussed on (Budget Consultion and Summer Learning, Delegation May and June on TCDSB Budget referred to Exec, SLIPs discussed, Web site proposal deferred.
Presentation on Fees Fundraising and Corporate Partnerships was outlined. Safe and accepting school draft deferred, January minutes deferred, POE changes outlined. Financial items deferred, OAPCE Report provided, Bylaw Amendments Deferred, How to keep Parents Comming to meetings discussed. CSAC best practices discussed.
Presentation on Opportunities and Advantages of Parent Association Representatives delivered.
November Minutes Approved. OAPCE Conference 24-25May2013 Promoted (registration opening 1Feb2013) While it lasts subsidy for attending Parents approved. Annual Financial Statement Ratified. Budget deferred. President provided annual report and spoke to initiatives to further enhance Parent and Principal synergy. Board Watch Report outlined developments and some budgetary challenges faced by the Board. Bylaw Amendment Report was received with recommendations deferred to a future meeting.
Florinda Cesario was acclaimed as Correspondence Secretary, and Annalisa Crudo Peri was acclaimed OAPCE Director Toronto Center. Appointments of Vacancies referred to Executive along with reconstitution of most committees. Presentation and outreach was discussed with a Discussion Group Committee stood-up to coordinate issues to pursue at meeting. Ombudsman Initiative was discussed with previously appointed Committee reconstituted to determine if level of support for initiative sufficient to pursue by TAPCE. Bill 115 was discussed in relation to impacts on future negotiation processes and extra curricular support for teachers.
The Chair Of the Borat of Trustees, Director of Education and the OAPCE Toronto Director East Spoke to the Role engaged Parents play enhancing pupil achievement. Approximately 50 TAPCE Represented were recognized. Those in attendance were Blessed through the Commissioning Ceremony. TAPCE Parent Volunteer Lifetime Membership Award was bestowed on Darlene Canton. 12 Principals were recognized through TAPCE’sPrincipal of Excellence program. The event demonstrated how well Parents Staff and the Church can work together to enhance the education of our children through the publicly Funded Catholic Education System.
-Safe School and Principal Profile Presentations reviewed. [Copy of presentation update to be forwarded to Trustees and TCDSB Communications Department. Superintendent Safe Schools to be asked about formed committees and minutes. Principal profile link on Board site to be pursued.]
-During adoption of agenda a translation question was raised. [Messages on TAPCEs voicemail system were indicated as an initial way to address translation issues. Matters beyond parent translation capabilities could be referred to CSACs or the Board depending on the nature of the issue. The Boards translated documents on the Parent Page were promoted to address routine issues.]
-Minutes for October were Approved with amendments.
-Financial Statement was received with Budget and Annual Report referred to AGM in January.
-CPIC Conference promoted. Lack of vote for duly appointed Community Rep alternate identified.
-Board of Trustee activity summarized.
-OAPCE Directors report outlined issues facing Catholic Education provincially and the defendability and distinctive nature of the publicly funded system. An update to the OAPCE Conference 24-25May2013 in Peterborough outlined. [Level of support to subsidize participants was deferred to budgetary considerations in January.]
- Communication consideration of www.TAPCE.ca options was outlined. Facebook Page “Toronto Association of Parents in catholic Education” and Twitter account “@TAPCE4You” were discussed.
-Commissioning emphasis on Parent Association representation was discussed. Resources and promotional item pursuit confirmed. (PoE submissions were referred to PoE Comittee meeting after regular meeting to finalize decision).
-Ombudsman Petition in ward 8 before 6Jan for Trustee Election was discussed. (Level of support by Candidates and electorate being gauged).
-Volunteer Recognition was indicated raised with DoE [Chair to pursue invitation to DoE to address matter]
-TAPCE Bylaw amendments not anticipated for January meeting. [Validation of 3 yr term for TAPCE Directors in last amendment to be checked]
-Call For Nominations issued for Treasurer Secretary and OAPCE Director for 28Jan2013 AGM
-Special Ed Court Ruling in BC discussed as it impacts parents of autistic children. Ministry Funding of Special Ed for major centres discussed. SEAC position on matter being pursued. Diamond Jubilee Recognition of Dr. Molloy discussed
-Bully Awareness Week initiatives discussed. Parents encouraged to become informed on local safe school awareness initiatives.
-Coincidental Ward 10 Meeting presentation by TAPCE Life Time Member Pastory discussed.
Presentation on Bylaws and Resolutions provided 9 steps for a committee to review bylaws once every 4 years added as requested. OAPCE Director East Reported on Conference Preparation on 24-25 in Peterborough progressing well. Board Budgetary efforts discussed. CPIC AdHoc Committees closed prematurely vacancies in ward elections referred to newly Constituted committee. Joint TAPCE/CPIC initiative for 10Nov Conference converted to solo CPIC event Letter of encouragement pending. TAPCE Commisioning date changed to 3 Dec. Training Modules for Parent Association Representatives. Accessible Resource Kit being pursued for CSACs. Ombudsman Committee struck to continue gathering input from wards. Anti-Bully strategies (bully awareness week 18-24Nov) discussed, Thankyou from Centre Education Canadais received.
Council agreed to accept CPICs request to help deliver an early Orientation Session for New CSAC Members as part of this years CPIC PRO Grant. Update of the CSAC Orientation presentation initially scheduled for this meeting was pursued for completion by 13Oct2012. TAPCE BoD Financial Statement was reported completed and has been referred to the BoDs. Developments at the Board and other Stakeholders were discussed. A Thankyou Teacher Campaign was launched on TAPCE’s New Twitter Feed and Facebook Page. Volunteer Thankyou initiative pursued with board.