OCASC General Assembly Meeting – Thursday, 19 October 2017

October 17th, 2017 by Helen Norman

Mark your calendars for this Thursday’s meeting!

Michèle Giroux will be talking to us about the District and School Websites and giving us an update about PROgrants.

We will are still looking to fill several spots on the Executive (Membership, Treasurer, Secondary School Council Chair), so if you are (or know someone who may be) interested in becoming a more active member of OCASC, please let us know.

Please review the attached Agenda, Minutes (from the May and September meetings), and the Welcome Package before the meeting on Thursday.

If you need information about OCASC, or if you have a particular interest or want to have something in particular discussed at a meeting, contact us:

Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday!

OCASC.Assembly Meeting Agenda – October 2017

Draft Minutes OCASC Sept 2017

Draft Minutes OCASC May 2017

2017-2018 OCASC Welcome Package

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SSC Meeting Minutes Archive

October 11th, 2017 by Helen Norman

Here you will find our archive for previous years meeting minutes.

2016-17 Meeting Minutes (SSC)

2015- 2016 Meeting Minutes (SSC)

  • February 2016 – Final SSC 16 February 2016 minutes
  • December 2015 – no meeting
  • November 2015 – minutes to be posted
  • October 2015 – minutes to be posted
  • September 2015 – no meeting

2014 – 2015 Meeting Minutes (SSC)

2013 – 2014 Meeting Minutes (SSC)

2012 – 2013 Meeting Minutes (SSC)

2011 – 2012 Meeting Minutes (SSC)

2010 – 2011 Meeting Minutes (SSC)

2009 – 2010 Meeting Minutes (SSC)

2008 – 2009 Meeting Minutes (SSC)

2007-2008 Meeting Minutes (SSC)

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First OCASC meeting of the 2017-18 School Year

September 13th, 2017 by Helen Norman

Our first OCASC meeting of the year will take place on


*** Thursday, September 21st at 7:00 pm***

 in the 2nd floor library of Fisher Park School, 250 Holland Ave.

Join us as we set our course for the year, share best practices through Chalk it Up and gain insights on the latest issues facing our school councils. Attached are the agenda and the draft minutes from the May meeting as well as the draft minutes from the AGM. Please review them before the September meeting.


School Council Chairs: Congratulations on your election!

Please encourage a member (or two!) of your council to check out a meeting and learn more about what OCASC has to offer! We welcome newcomers and would be happy to connect after the meeting. Light refreshments will be provided, and everyone is welcome!


Mark your Calendar and Spread the News:

Parent Conference & School Council Training Day
The conference is held in partnership with the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and the Ottawa-Carleton Assembly of School Councils (OCASC).
Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 18, 2017. We are very excited to announce that our keynote speaker for this year’s conference will be Dr. Karyn Gordon.
Dr. Gordon is one of North America’s leading relationship/parenting experts, a best-selling author, media personality and motivational speaker. Her mission is to inspire people to dream their best life, learn the tools and do it!
There will also be workshops on a wide range of topics including school council finances, well-being, learning and more.
A full agenda will be released in October. Everyone is welcome and the session is free.

Please spread the word…


Happy September from the OCASC Executive!

We look forward to seeing you soon.

OCASC.Assembly Meeting Agenda – September 2017

Draft Minutes OCASC May 2017

Draft Minutes AGM – OCASC_May_2017

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Draft Minutes from the May 2017 General Assembly meeting and the AGM

June 6th, 2017 by Helen Norman

Included in the Minutes from the May meeting are links related to a number of the discussions that took place during the meeting. Included in the Minutes from the 2017 AGM are links to the Executive reports and a list of the newly elected Executive for the 2017-18 school year.

Draft Minutes AGM – OCASC_May_2017

Draft Minutes OCASC May 2017

If you have any corrections or additions to suggest, please send them to the OCASC Recording Secretary, Helen Norman, at mailto:secretary@ocasc.ca.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, 21 September 2017.

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18 May 2017 – OCASC General Assembly Meeting and AGM

May 15th, 2017 by Helen Norman

Join us on Thursday, 18 May 2017 for the next meeting of the OCASC General Assembly.

Meeting Location: Fisher Park Public/Summit Alternative School, Library 250 Holland Avenue, 2nd floor
Meeting Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

This month we will have a presentation by Renald Cousineau, a system principal in the Curriculum Services Department, who is responsible for SHSM (Specialist High Skills Major) and Trades and Technology.

As always, Chalk It Up and snacks will be on the menu.

The OCASC AGM immediately follows the meeting. Join us to hear annual reports from the current executive and to elect a new slate of officers for 2017/18.

Executive positions include:

Chair-administers the affairs of the assembly and ensure that all policies and actions approved by the general membership are implemented. The chair presides at meetings of the Assembly and prepares the agenda for such meetings with advice from other executive officers and committees. The Chair also represents the views of the Assembly to the Board, the Ministry of Education, the media and elsewhere as required.

Vice Chair (or Co-Chair) – The Vice-Chair (or Co-Chair) fulfills the duties of the Chair when that person is temporarily absent or otherwise unable to perform the duties of the office. The Vice-Chair also performs specific duties assigned by the Chair, or requested by the Executive Committee or the general membership.

Recording Secretary- The recording secretary is responsible for the general correspondence of the Assembly including preparing and distributing minutes of all general meetings and of the executive committee.

Membership Secretary- The membership secretary is responsible for maintaining a current list of member school councils including the names and contact information for school delegates. The Membership Secretary registers the attendance at general meetings, determines quorum and counts the votes.

Treasurer- The treasurer is responsible for the care and custody of the funds and other financial assets of the Assembly and for making payments for all approved expenses incurred by the Assembly. The treasurer maintains books of the accounts that shall be made available for inspection by members at any reasonable time on request. At each AGM, the treasurer presents an account of the finances of the Assembly and a budget for the following fiscal year including any recommendations for change to the annual dues of member councils. The treasurer also maintains a record of dues paid by member school councils.

Communication Officer:  The communication officer prepares communications on behalf of the assembly, to the media and elsewhere as directed by the Executive.  The communications officer may undertake additional tasks such as monitoring the media coverage of education generally at the suggestion of the executive or their own initiative.

The Liaison Officer Positions: Liaison Officer positions typically act as Members at Large,  which  allows an individual to attend and participate in Executive and Assembly meetings and may choose areas of specialization with the agreement of the Executive.

Attached are the following:

Please review them before the meeting.

See you then!

If you need information about OCASC, or if you have a particular interest or want to have something in particular discussed at a meeting, contact us:

Email: chair@ocasc.ca
Twitter: @ocasc_ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/ocasc/ (public group)
Website: http://ocasc.ca



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