​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. More information can be found in our CBE Administrative Regulation 5001 – School Councils and School/Parent Societies.​​

Parent Society

New Parent Society at Douglas Harkness School

For the last five years, Douglas Harkness School has not had a Parent Society fundraising group...until now!  Our school is now eligible to apply for important fundraisers that almost all other Alberta public schools access through the AGLC. A Parent Society is a group of parents or community members, incorporated  under the Societies Act for the specific purpose of raising funds for the school. 

The Parent Society of Douglas Harkness School now has Casino fundraising opportunities which would benefit our school and provide important extras for our school such as updated technology, physical education equipment, special fine arts residencies, etc. Obtaining this funding requires many volunteers to help. Our first Casino in 11 years will take place over the November 5 and 6 weekend this year. We need volunteers to cover shifts.  Please contact Sonya McGrath at harknesscouncil@gmail.com to help us volunteer for a shift on our Casino night.

Here are the wonderful volunteer Parent Society board members this year:

Chair - Sonya McGrath
Vice Chair - Donna Green
Secretary - Joanne Sharma
Treasurer - Tabetha Turko

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