Please visit our COVID-19 page for the most up-to-date information. Our plan is subject to change throughout the school year as more information becomes available.​

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 School 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

Welcome to another exciting year at Western Canada High School (WCHS)! As all our students, returning and new, strive to meet standards and traditions set over the last hundred years and more, your School Council strives to help.

Your School / Parent Council connects parents, teachers and community to facilitate and improve communication between home and school. We also work together to:

  • support every student's learning experience;
  • keep parents connected with school activities;
  • act as a sounding board for administration;
  • arrange Guest Speakers for parents;
  • represent WCHS at the CBE’s Council of School Councils (CoSC);
  • represent WCHS at the Alberta School Council’s Association (ASCA).. 


Our Members

Every parent or guardian of a student at WCHS is automatically a member of your School / Parent Council.


Meeting Dates/Schedule

School Council meetings are now held online, all are welcome!  Watch for WCHS Council meeting links in 

  • WCHS Admin Weekly emails,
  • the WCHS Council Facebook Page, and 
  • this webpage

Please mark your calendars and include yourself in School Council activities:

  • Thu Sep 24, 2020 @ 6:30pm 
    • University Applications and Scholarships
    • Linda Forde, our Student Services Learning Leader, presented at School Council supporting families as students "plan for post-secondary". Her presentation is provided for your review.  If you have questions related to your child or a specific University, please reach out to your child's guidance counselor:
    • A - G:  Ms. Nairn (
    • H - O:  Mr. Crane (
    • P - Z:  Mr. Kufeldt (
    • ELL:  Ms. Forde (
    • Three Year Plans
  • Thu Nov 26, 2020 @ 7:00pm 
    • AGM / WCHS Career Centre Presentation, Building Your Career Development
  • Thu Mar 18, 2021 @ 7:00pm
    • WCHS Wellness Program Resources
  • Mon May 13, 2021 @ 7:00pm 
    • All Things Grad      


Thank You All! Hundreds support events, programs and of course your executive. Please continue this typically-Canadian tradition and apply to donate your time:

Volunteer Process


Your Executive Committee

Co Chair:   Andy Crysdale
Acting Co Chair: Wendy Wadey
Vice Chair: Farinoush Azami
Treasurer: Shelley Anderson
Secretary: Karen Savoy 
Key Communicator: Rama Khare 
Volunteer Coordinator:  Jean-Anne Rooney
Speaker Series: Ruby Bolar


Council Operating Procedures

Click here for our Operating Procedures (pdf).


Contact Your  School / Parent Council


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In light of the Alberta Government's current COVID-19 guidelines today's Board of Trustees public meeting will be held virtually starting at noon. We invite you to stream the meeting online #yycbe

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