​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. 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

John G. Diefenbaker School Council exists to influence students to be confident lifelong learners and contributing members of their communities. We are committed to active participation in a partnership of students, parents, teachers and community to promote the goals and values centered in the teaching/learning environment

Meeting Dates/Schedule

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM in the learning commons or virtually. All parents, students, staff and community members are welcome to attend and to add your voice to the conversation.

See our Calendar page for dates and times.

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday, February 7 (Virtual) - 6:30PMto 8:00PM

For School Council meeting to register:   School Council Meeting Registration.

  • Please ensure your attendance through registering with link above
  • All parents are welcome

Our Members

Chair: Charlene Buenting
Vice Chair: Sonia Thiara
Treasurer: Vivek Sreekumar
Secretary: Vacant
Key Communicator: Chris Abdalla

Contact the School Council

If you are unable to attend meetings and have a question for our school council, would like to provide feedback, or suggest an initiative please email jgdschoolcouncil@gmail.com.

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