The following list is not meant to be exhaustive but does offer some online sources for information pertinent to parental involvement in schools.
This list will be updated frequently so check back often for new places to consult.
Ministry of Education – main site for all
things having to do with the Ministry of Education.
abc123 - gives parents practical ideas on fun and everyday ways to help
their children with reading, writing and math
School Improvement Planning Handbook – This site has a very detailed
handbook, available for downloading, to address school improvement planning.
It is essentially the work of the Education Improvement Commission of 2000.
It is a practical document.
Involving Parents in Schools – This part of the Ministry website offers
practical suggestions to school councils to center their efforts in increasing
parental involvement in a productive manner.
Parent Voice in Education Project – this is the Ministry of Education
website to explain the practical aspects of the new policy concerning parental
involvement in schools.
Resource Guide to Online Help for Parents – very
comprehensive part of the Ministry website offering assistance to parents
with questions about varied aspects of school life for students i.e. the
Ontario Curriculum, EQAO testing, Interacting with schools, and, Helping
your child learn, etc.
Ontario Provincial Education Network -- This is the area of the Ministry
website where you can sign up for a newsletter that will inform you of upcoming
events and initiatives pertinent to parents in education in Ontario. As well
you can directly contact the Minister of Education from this address to express
concerns and/or ask questions.