​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

Our Parent Society is Known as Killarney Parent Fundraising Society (KPFS), a registered Canadian charity.

The KPFS is the legal entity that financially supports the initiatives of the Killarney Parent Council (KPC).  Please see the School Council tab for more information on the KPC or visit the KPC website at www.killarneyparent.ca.

The KPFS raises funds for the school via two primary sources:

  • Annual Direct Contribution Appeal (DCA)
  • Charity Casinos (every 18-24 months)

We strive to ensure that we get the most value from all of our donations, therefore we ask once per school year for direct contributions where every penny can be used for the school.  We do not require parents to sell anything during the school year.  There may be an occasional bake sale but you will not be required to lobby your friends and family to buy perogies, chocolate almonds or subscriptions.

The Charity Casinos are an important part of our fundraising and require a large volunteer effort.  The KPFS is required to staff the casino over two days and this can require 30-40 people.  If you are able to give some of your time to support the KPFS when it is time to run a Casino, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@killarneyparent.ca.

What are the funds used for?

All funds raised go towards supporting and enriching the student experience at Killarney School through a variety of initiatives such as field trips, teacher training and support, artists-in-residence, school beautification, social events and technology upgrades.


The Killarney Parent Fundraising Society meets monthly, directly following the Killarney Parent Council meeting, and all parents are welcome to attend these meetings. See School Council page for Meeting Dates or go to www.killarneyparent.ca

Killarney Parent Fundraising Society Members for 2020-2021

Chair: Andrea Purdy
Vice-Chair: Leah McIntyre
Treasurer: Sharlene Chandra
Secretary: Nicola McCay
Casino Chair: Remi Loyer 

Contact The KPFS

Website: www.killarneyparent.ca
Email: info@killarneyparent.ca
Facebook: Killarney Parent Council
Killarney School Parents
Instagram: @killarneyparentcouncil

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