School Council Members

Every year, our Catholic School Council (CSC) is elected by parents at the first meeting of the school year.  

The 2016/17 Parent Council is as follows:

Chair - Alison Weber

Vice-Chair - Lynn Cronier-Araujo

Treasurer - Fred Trembinski

Secretary - Versna Zaremba

Parish Rep ROL - Kim Pinsonneault

Parish Rep IHM - Christina Cantin

CSPA Rep - Renee Marshall

Member at Large - Michelle O'Brien

How to Get Involved in our CSC

St.Gemma Catholic School Council always welcomes helping hands! If you would like to volunteer at an event or get involved in other ways, please feel free to contact the CSC at:

We are a community of many talents and adding yours to our roster will only enhance what we do for our kids!

If you have any questions about our role in the school or any of our events, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Council News & Information

Our Catholic School Council strives to be active and vital in our school community.  St. Gemma Catholic is a wonderful school and the enhancements that our Council provides to our students through curricular and co-curricular events and tools is invaluable.  Your support in our activities and fundraising always goes directly back to our school community in many ways.

The St. Gemma Catholic School Council works in cooperation with the principal and school staff to ensure the best for our students.  Rules for our engagement are outlined in our constitution.  

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. 

Learn more about OCSB's PIC on the PIC page of the Board website.

The Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA)
 is a volunteer group representing the parents in our school board. We are a resource for school councils and the parent community for information on local and provincial education issues. Through our website, Twitter, and email newsletters we provide updates on education in Ottawa & Ontario; plus we share great tips, resources and information to help parents support their children in school. All parents are welcome and encouraged to join our e-mail list, follow us on Twitter or attend CSPA monthly meetings.

Visit the CSPA website to learn more about CSPA and the work we do to support parents and their children in our schools.

Council Meeting Information

St. Gemma Catholic School Council meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM in the Learning Commons.  All parents are welcome to attend!