English Parents' Committee Association (EPCA), Montreal, Quebec
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L’ACPA est heureuse suite à l’adoption du projet de loi 105

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Montréal, novembre 2016 - L’Association des comités de parents anglophones (ACPA) est heureuse d’annoncer que le l’assemblée nationale a adopté le projet de loi 105 aujourd’hui.

Parmi les changements les plus importants, les commissaires-parents auront maintenant les mêmes droits, y compris les droits de vote, que les commissaires qui ont été élus au élections générales, et cela entrera en vigueur dans les 30 jours.

L’ACPA examinera les modifications apportées au projet de loi initial et se réjouit à l'idée de collaborer avec nos comités parentaux, membres et nos conseils d'administration. Pendant cette période de transition. Notre mission sera de veiller à ce que nos parents, les plus importants intervenants dans le domaine de l'éducation, soient prêts à assumer la responsabilité supplémentaire d'une manière informée et efficace.

Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez nous contacter Mme. Rhonda Boucher présidente de l’ACPA au (514) 778-3722 ou par courriel info@epcaquebec.org.

EPCA is pleased with the passing of Bill 105

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Montreal, November 2016 – The English Parents’ Committee Association of Quebec (EPCA) is pleased to announce that Bill 105 was passed in the National Assembly today. Amongst the biggest change, Parent Commissioners will now have the same rights, including voting rights, as Commissioners that were elected at large, and this will come into effect in 30 days.

EPCA will be examining the amendments made to the original bill and looks forward to working with our member Parent Committees and Governing Boards during this transition period. Our mission will be to ensure that our parents, the largest stake holders in education, are prepared to take on the extra responsibility in an informed and efficient manner.

For further information, please contact Ms. Rhonda Boucher, EPCA President Tel. (514) 778-3722 or e-mail info@epcaquebec.org.

ACPA Loi 86 Mémoire

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Dear parents,

On April, 5th, the English Parents' Committee Association will be presenting a brief at the Culture and Education committee hearings on Bill 86 in Quebec City. The presentation is scheduled to start at 10:30 and ends at noon. It will also be webcast via the National Assembly web site, available at the link given below
EN DIRECT ET WEBDIFFUSIONS À VENIR

After consultation with our member parent committees, we found that some elements of the proposed legislation to be positive while others drew concerns. Our starting point was to ensure that all efforts that have been made to advance our children’s education in the past couple of years would not be harmed going forward or cause instability. Our position has been carefully thought through so as to respect the varying views of our member committees while at the same time promoting the success of our English schools that in many communities across Quebec are the centers of social and cultural interactions.

EPCA's role as the provincial advocate for Quebec's English public school parent committees is guided and centered on the student and student success. EPCA's Board of Directors, made up of parent volunteers, is committed to better the education of our children, lobby for fair and equitable funding be made available for public education and defend our linguistic minority schools so they may continue to help graduate bilingual students into our distinct society.

On Tuesday morning, we invite you to visit EPCA website where EPCA's Bill 86 brief will be posted. We ask that you kindly share with fellow parents in your school board.

Lastly, we would like to thank the many parent volunteers in our schools, that over the years, have been key contributors to the English public school systems' success.

Sincerely,
Rhonda
Rhonda Boucher
President of EPCA

Brief Presentation to the Parents on Bill 86

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Dear Parents,

On April, 5th, the English Parents' Committee Association will be presenting a brief at the Culture and Education committee hearings on Bill 86 in Quebec City. The presentation is scheduled to start at 10:30 and ends at noon. It will also be webcast via the National Assembly web site, available at the link given below
EN DIRECT ET WEBDIFFUSIONS À VENIR

After consultation with our member parent committees, we found that some elements of the proposed legislation to be positive while others drew concerns. Our starting point was to ensure that all efforts that have been made to advance our children’s education in the past couple of years would not be harmed going forward or cause instability. Our position has been carefully thought through so as to respect the varying views of our member committees while at the same time promoting the success of our English schools that in many communities across Quebec are the centers of social and cultural interactions.

EPCA's role as the provincial advocate for Quebec's English public school parent committees is guided and centered on the student and student success. EPCA's Board of Directors, made up of parent volunteers, is committed to better the education of our children, lobby for fair and equitable funding be made available for public education and defend our linguistic minority schools so they may continue to help graduate bilingual students into our distinct society.

On Tuesday morning, we invite you to visit EPCA website where EPCA's Bill 86 brief will be posted. We ask that you kindly share with fellow parents in your school board.

Lastly, we would like to thank the many parent volunteers in our schools, that over the years, have been key contributors to the English public school systems' success.

Sincerely,
Rhonda
Rhonda Boucher
President of EPCA

Education to become a ‘national priority’ as Quebec plans to increase spending, premier says

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Town Hall Meeting. Heritage Regional High School - February 02, 2016. 7:30 PM This is an important opportunity for everyone to learn more about Bill 86: An A...

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