As of January 2011, all school boards throughout Ontario were required to establish a Parent Involvement Committee. Amendments to Ontario Regulation 612/00, by Ontario Regulation 330/10 outline the composition, function and mandate of the Parent Involvement Committees.

In accordance with Ministry of Education direction, the mandate of the DCPIC is to: 

  • support, encourage, and enhance meaningful parent engagement at the board level 
  • to improve student achievement and well-being; 
  • provide information and advice to the board on parent engagement; 
  • communicate with and support local Catholic school councils in the Durham Catholic District School Board; 
  • undertake activities to help parents support their children's learning at home and at school.