Parent Resource Centre

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One of the mandates of the Durham Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (DCPIC) is to provide activities which help parents and guardians support their children's learning both at home and school. On May 26, 2015, the committee opened the doors to the Parent Resource Centre.

What is the Parent Resource Centre?

The Parent Resource Centre is available to all parents and guardians in the Durham Catholic District School Board. One of DCPIC's goals is to inform parents of resources available to them by our publicly-funded Catholic education system. The Centre provides parents with tools and resources that enable them to support student achievement and wellbeing.

Our committee would like to acknowledge and thank the Durham Catholic District School Board for their support of this project. It is through this positive partnership that we were able to translate an idea into a reality. Studies show that 'good schools become even better when parents are involved', and we are well on our way with the addition of this centre!

Resources available

The following resources are available at the Parent Resource Centre.

  • Access to printed materials from the Ministry of Education, our school board and other sources;
  • Selection of books and DVDs to borrow;
  • Two computers available for use at the Centre;
  • Children's Activity Centre (Tables and bookshelf);
  • Reading area; and
  • Meeting Table with seating for 12 people.

Location and contact information

Giffard Centre
1003 Giffard St.,
Whitby, ON  L1N 2S3

Tel: 905-666-1255
Fax: 905-666-1135


Please email the Chair of DCPIC to arrange a visit to the Parent Resource Centre. The Giffard Centre is open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


We want to hear from you! We encourage parents and guardians to send us your suggestions regarding the resources and tools you would like to have available to you at the Parent Resource Centre. You can submit comments and suggestions by clicking on the "Feedback" link located in the top right hand corner of our website.


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