The Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) has a mandate to act as a direct link for parents to the director of education and the board of trustees, and to support, encourage and enhance the engagement of parents in improving student achievement and well-being. 

The application process for parent members is presented in the CPIC By-Laws, specifically By-Law 1: Parent members. 

By-Law 1: Parent Members

A parent member must be the parent or legal guardian of a pupil enrolled in a school of the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB). Employees of the board may serve as parent members and must inform the committee of their employment at their first committee meeting. 

The majority of SMCDSB CPIC members must be Catholic parents. 

Parent members will include a maximum of two parent representative(s) from each school grouping of the Board, for a total of 18 parent members. 


These school groups include:

  • Barrie South West Community of Schools
  • Barrie South East Community of Schools 
  • Barrie North Community of Schools
  • Bradford Community of Schools
  • New Tecumseth / Colgan Community of Schools
  • Orillia Community of Schools
  • Georgian Community of Schools
  • Georgian West Community of Schools
  • Muskoka Community of Schools 
Parents who are interested in joining the SMCDSB Catholic Parent Involvement Committee should complete the CPIC Application Form (PDF link) and submit it to their child's school principal by the deadline, October 13, 2023.