One of the most important ways parents/guardians and community members can make a meaningful difference for students is by participating on the school council. Under the Education Act, a school council is a collective association designed to advise the principal and the CBE Board of Trustees on matters related to the school. School councils have legislated advisory and decision-making authority. They are different from Parent Societies & Associations, whose main function is to raise funds for the school.​​ You can find more details in the CBE School Council Handbook​.​

School Council

We have a strong, positive, friendly school council at Georges P. Vanier – and we are always looking for new members. We have an annual general meeting (AGM) in September of each year to elect the new executive. Consider joining the council – every month or as a drop in. You will enjoy an insider’s view of how the school functions and get to know some other parents in the school community. 

Meeting Dates/Schedule

All meetings are on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  The meetings for the remainder of the 2021/22 school year are as follows:

January 24

February 22

March 29

April 26

May 31

Our Members

Chair:   Farouk Gilani
Vice Chair:  Jason McVean
Co-Treasurers: Linden Achen & Angela Ng
Co-Secretaries: Rachel & Claire Serdula
Casino Coordinators: Dawna Morrow & Hanna Cedarglen
Members at Large: Michelle Mason, Amber Venturo & Tanis J.

Contact the School Council

Please send us an email at:

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