One way parents/guardians can make a meaningful difference for students is by participating on our school’s parent society. Parent societies are a formal group of parents, incorporated under the Societies Act for the purpose of raising funds for the school. A society is a separate legal entity from the school council. The school principal is not part of this group. More information can be found in our CBE Administrative Regulation 5001 – School Councils and School/Parent Societies.​​

Parent Society

Our Parent Society Members

Chair: Erin GatesSecretary: 

Vice Chair: Lisa Jonas
Treasurer: Meagan Kelln 
Casino Coordinator: Amanda Coates Volunteer Coordinator: Vacant

Meeting Dates/Minutes

Buchanan Parent Society meetings are planned for every second month on the third Monday at 12:00pm until 1:00pm. This year we will be hosting them virtually with the link to the meeting room emailed out by the principal in the week ahead notification. 

Dates for the 2021-2022 school year are listed below. 

  • September 21
  • November 16
  • January 24
  • April 18
  • June 13

You can find the minutes from each meeting in the resources file at the top right of this screen. Please note that minutes from each meeting are in Draft form until the following meeting when they can be approved. 


Additional Resources

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