Parent Engagement

Durham District School Board (DDSB) recognizes the importance of partnerships with parents and guardians in creating positive learning environments. The School Community Council (SCC) is an advisory body that makes recommendations to the Principal and school board to further student achievement and well-being. Every school in the DDSB has an SCC. The SCC is made up of parents, school staff and community members and should represent the diversity of the school community.

O’Neill CVI School Community Council

The School Community Council (SCC) supports student achievement and well-being through an advisory role with the school principal.  SCC also supports parent engagement and communication between home and school.  More information can be found at

Parents/Guardians can stay up to date with their school by subscribing to the news and alerts feed. (see attached - Subscribing to Receive News from Your Home School) and following our social media accounts: Instagram - @oneillcvioshawa and Twitter - @ONeillCVIOshawa.

Membership on our School Community Council provides parents/guardians the opportunity to be an active participant in the evolution and improvement of O’Neill CVI. Your input and guidance is a valuable resource to support our ongoing needs of our community. By forging strong links between home and school, we can work together to ensure positive and successful learning experiences for our students.

Any potential agenda items may be sent to our SCC account at and they will be forwarded to our Co-Chairs and Ms. Running, Principal.

All parents/guardians are welcome to join our meetings listed below. All meetings will be virtual using Google Meets. To attend please send an email to to request a link to the meeting. 

O’Neill CVI 2021-2022 SCC Meeting Dates @  7:00pm 



-Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 (Elections)

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-Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

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-Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

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-Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022

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-Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

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School Community Council Handbook

Read the Durham District School Board School Community Council Handbook for more information about SCC organizational guidelines, tools and resources. You can also visit the Ministry of Education's website for more information about school councils.

SCC brochure

Frequently Asked Questions brochures are available in the following languages:

Regional SCC meetings

Regional SCC meetings take place throughout the year and provide SCC members an opportunity to attend workshops and exchange ideas with SCC members from other schools in the DDSB. The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) plans and executes the Regional SCC meetings with input from school community councils.

SCC guidelines, policies, and regulations

School Community Councils follow these guidelines and regulations:

Parent Reaching Out Grant (PRO Grant)

Apply for the Parent Reaching Out Grant through the Ministry of Education. This funding supports initiatives that get parents involved in student learning.