EPCA, the English Parent’s Committee Association, is a provincial organization representing the Parents' Committees and Central Parents' Committees of Quebec’s English school boards.
EPCA is a non-profit provincial corporation funded by the government of Quebec.
EPCA is the sole representative body representing Quebec English parents' interests to the Minister of Éducation, Enseignement supérieur et Recherche; as well, EPCA, via its member Parent Committees, assists and supports parents by providing education and, when necessary, advocacy, on more regional matters.
EPCA is also a willing partner with other English education committees and community groups. By the very nature of this parent association, its main concern is the well being and education of the students who attend the English public schools of Quebec.
With the exception of one part-time employee, EPCA’s Executive and Directors are all volunteer parents who seek to promote an enriched bilingual education for all Quebec children. This agenda guides its membership. The membership is comprised of two directors per school board.
Each Director is elected by his or her respective Parent Committee to represent the parents and students of that school board at the English Parents' Committee Association.
EPCA's Board of Directors meet once every month to discuss issues, derive common policies among the school boards, and to promote communication and the sharing of information.