Catholic School Council

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

Meetings are held -  third Thursday 

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

School Council Communication Tools:


Facebook Page: (St. Juan Diego school council) 

Twitter Handle: @DiegoCouncil 

Instagram account: @St.Juan_Diego_School_Council

2023 - 2024 School Council members:

Chair: Claudia Wilson

Vice Chair: Upasan Bhatt Arora

Secretary: Pam Christison

Treasurer: Crystal Thorburn

CSPA rep:  Charmy Modi

Parish rep: Mandisa Peterson

Community rep: Dionne Matear

Principal:  Shelly Lyonnais

Staff rep: Cathy MacNeil

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: 2023 - 2024











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.