DCPIC Parent Survey

Each school year, DCPIC conducts a survey of the Board's parents, guardians and caregivers, to determine what topics and information are top of mind and most pertinent. That information is then used by the committee, as well as School Councils, when planning events and sharing resources.

2022-2023 DCPIC Parent Survey Results
  • Dates: The survey was open from May 10 – June 3, 2023.

  • Communication methods:
    • Direct emails through School Messenger to all DCDSB families;
    • Social media posts on DCPIC and DCDSB social media outlets;
    • Website banners and school news items.

  • 950 responses were received.
  • Responses were received from all schools within DCDSB.
  • Schools with highest response rate:
    • All Saints CSS: 77
    • St. Mary CSS: 54
    • Msgr. Paul Dwyer CHS: 45
    • St. Kateri Tekakwitha CS: 45
    • Father Leo J. Austin CSS: 40

  • Events Topics for 2022-2023 School Year:
    1. Well-being of students
    2. Mathematics and Numeracy
    3. The Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Visual/Media Arts)
    4. Technology and Innovation (STEM/STEAM)
    5. Digital Safety (Internet/Social Media)
    6. Mental Health 

  • Families Want DCPIC to Share Information About:
    1. Summer Programs
    3. Math Resources
    4. DCDSB Events
    5. Community Resources
    6. Mental Health Resources
    7. Financial Literacy/Resources 

  • Ways to Promote and Strengthen Faith Formation:
    1. Tips and advice on how to incorporate faith conversation at home.
    2. “Make and Take” activity at a virtual or in-person event focused on seasons in the liturgical calendar.
    3. Regional celebration to support connection between home, school and parish. 

  • Resources for Child’s Education and Well-being:
    1. General Life Skills, including financial literacy
    2. Additional Academic Supports/Resources
    3. Mental Health and Well-being resources
    4. Social Events for Students
    5. Health and Physical Education Resources

  • Additional Feedback/Responses:
    • Food programs at schools are important.
    • Need to spend quality time with our kids.
    • Parent evenings for collaboration on different school topics - send out another survey for topics or suggestions.
    • More emphasis on relationships with God and Christianity and not only community values (helping others).
    • My biggest challenge with going to church as a family is worrying about my son who is on the autism spectrum being able to sit through the service without disrupting others. I don’t know what the solution is, but if there were to be a service for families like ours, I would be there every week.