Catholic School Council

The St. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic School Council is an advisory group made up of parents and staff. The council is a vital part of our school community. The purpose of a Catholic School Council, through the active participation of parents, is to improve pupil achievement and to enhance the accountability of the education process to parents.

Our Catholic School Council provides advice and support to the principal, and where appropriate, to senior administrative staff and the Board of Trustees on education matters. The advice should reflect the views of the school community.

Meeting Dates

Our Catholic School Council meetings take place on Zoom from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The link for the meeting will be sent out on the Sunday prior to the meeting with the Maverick Messenger update from Mrs. Assenza. All parents are welcome to attend the monthly Council meetings and bring agenda items forward for discussion. The meeting dates for the current school year are:

  • November 18, 2021
  • January 20, 2022
  • February 17, 2021
  • April 21, 2022

Council Executive 

Elections for the Parent Council Executive take place at the first meeting of the school year. We are proud to announce this year's Executive team. Email us your ideas at

Executive MemberName


Melissa Vickery


 Jon Clancy


 Frances Ryan

Teaching Staff Representative

 Diana Gardner/Lisa Heaney

Get Involved

All parents are encouraged to attend Catholic School Council meetings. If you're not able to attend, you can still stay up-to-date on current school issues and events by subscribing to the following webpages on our school's website:

You can also follow us on Twitter:

  • St. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic School: @smddurham
  • Durham Catholic District School Board: @DurhamCatholic
  • Durham Catholic Parent Involvement Committee: @DCPIC