Rosemary Murphy, Chair and Ginette Sauvé-Frankel, Vice-Chair
The Executive Committee reviews special issues before they are brought to the attention of the Board of Directors. This committee has the power to act on behalf of the Board between regular meetings. The Executive Committee consists of the officers of the Quebec Federation of Home and School Associations plus the executive director.
Wanda Leah Trineer, Chair
The Finance Committee is responsible for overseeing the finances of the organization. Among other duties, the committee prepares and reviews annual budgets, reviews accounting procedures, prepares financial reports, and makes recommendations to the board of directors on financial matters.
Education, Rights, and Resolutions Committee
Natasha Drysdale, Chair
In keeping with the QFHSA’s mission to enhance the education and general well-being of Quebec children and youth, the QFHSA Education, Rights, and Resolutions Committee is dedicated to addressing issues of concern related to education and rights. The committee has three working subcommittees, as described below.
Samantha Patel, Chair and Debi Brown, Vice-Chair
The QFHSA Education Subcommittee is composed of Home and School members, QFHSA staff and board members along with people from the community who share an interest in Quebec education. There is much to discuss when it comes to education in Quebec: curriculum, special-neeeds education, the teacher shortage, anti-racism, anti-bullying, to name just a few.
In 2020-2021, the Education Subcommittee is focussing on the following topics: curriculum content, healthy buildings, and the teacher shortage.
Also chaired by Debi Brown, the Literacy Subcommittee is responsible for promoting awareness of the requirements for literacy in a knowledge-based society and mobilizing school and community volunteer resources to advocate and deliver literacy programs for prevention and remediation. The subcommittee oversees a number of projects including the Library Assistance Program, Born to Read, and the Reluctant Reader Literacy Project.
In 2020-2021, the literacy team is formulating a new book distribution plan that focuses on schools in need of library resources.
Natasha Drysdale, Chair and Mike Nalecz, Vice-Chair
The mandate of the QFHSA Rights Subcommittee is to address topics concerning individual rights and liberties within the Quebec education system and to provide suggestions to the QFHSA Board of Directors where deemed necessary and/or valuable.
• Curriculum: History, Ethics
• Law 101, Section 23, and Entente Canada – Quebec
• Systemic Racism and Law 21
• Electoral Voters’ Lists
• COVID-19 Pandemic
The subcommittee meets once per month, normally on a Wednesday at 7 p.m., to discuss current events, ongoing initiatives, and/or receive presentations pertaining to the above priorities. Membership is open to the public and all are welcome. If you would like to join the subcommittee or simply attend the next meeting without obligation, please email the Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natasha Drysdale, Chair and Brian Rock, Vice-Chair
The QFHSA Resolutions Subcommittee receives resolutions on issues of importance to the QFHSA community from QFHSA committees or member associations. The resolutions are then submitted to our membership for approval. Once adopted at the QFHSA Annual General Meeting, the resolutions become the impetus for advocacy and action, allowing the QFHSA to help enhance the education and general well-being of Quebec children and families.
Bobbi Brown, Chair
The Membership Committee promotes the establishment, support, and retention of Home and School Associations in Quebec schools.
Linton Garner, Chair
The Nominations Committee receives nominations for and recruits qualified individuals to fill positiions on the QFHSA Board of Directors.
Regional Councils Committee
Linton Garner, Chair
The Regional Councils Committee is reponsible for planning and implementing regional meetings for Home and School executives, which aim to provide local Home & Schools with the opportunity to meet and share ideas/information. These regional councils also allow the QFHSA to provide up-to-date information on topics of interest to the Home & School community.
Carol Meindl, Chair
The Communications Committee oversees the implementation of initiatives to promote the mission and highlight the activity of the QFHSA through various media, including the QFHSA News newsmagazine, the QFHSA website, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts, press releases, interviews and articles. The QFHSA is always happy to welcome new committee members. For more information about any of the QFHSA’s committees and subcommittees, please email Executive Director Carol Meindl at email@example.com.
Rosemary Murphy, Chair The By-Laws Committee is responsible for periodically reviewing the Quebec Federation of Home and School Federations’ by-laws and proposing updates as needed.