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Committees

The College of Chief Officers ("the College") is comprised of all national officers within the FCSS-FESC and reports to the Board of Directors. It is headed by an Executive Director and is responsible for strategic planning, leadership development, and oversight of operational activities in each province.

+ Elevate

The Elevate Programme focuses on addressing issues related to mental health and well-being in schools and aims to help students learn to manage themselves and to practice mindfulness. The curriculum for the Elevate Programme has been developed in partnership and consultation with leading organizations, professionals, and experts in the fields of mindfulness, mental health, discrimination, resiliency, and educational accommodations. The Elevate Committee will be responsible for organizing and delivering a series of mental health workshops and seminars in March and April.

Responsibilities

  1. Attend weekly meetings
  2. Complete weekly tasks, such as contacting sponsors and speakers
  3. Attend a minimum of one Elevate event in person

+ Student Bill of RIghts

The Student Bill of Rights is a document drafted by the FCSS-FESC that aims to help students and educator navigate issues and conflicts that they may encounter. It is a guideline that the FCSS-FESC hopes to implement in schools and make available in guidance services for individuals to refer to. The Student BIll of Rights Committee will be responsible for further drafting, revising, and promoting the Student Bill of Rights, as well as for organizing and delivering a student roundtable event in November.

Responsibilities

  1. Attend weekly meetings
  2. Complete weekly tasks, such as contacting sponsors and speakers
  3. Attend the student roundtable event in person

+ Project Demystify

Project Demystify conducts thorough research on policies designed by provincial Ministries of Education in an attempt to answer student questions and to address common misconceptions. The policies are simplified and communicated visually through infographics. Project Demystify aims to facilitate communication and transparency between educational institutions and students. The Project Demystify Committee is responsible for conducting research, summarizing key education policies, and creating infographics.

Responsibilities

  1. Attend weekly meetings
  2. Complete weekly tasks, such as completing research and creating infographics

+ Exploratory Committees

This year, the FCSS-FESC will be running two exploratory committees. Exploratory committees help us develop a new programme and provides recommendations regarding whether or not we should proceed with a roll-out of the program in the next year.

The first exploratory committee is the Health and Physical Education Committee, which will help the FCSS-FESC establish a stance on sexual education and lay the groundwork for potential sexual health and physical wellbeing seminars in the future.

The second exploratory committee is the Culture and Religion in Education Committee, which will help the FCSS-FESC establish a stance on the role of both Culture and Religion in Education and create an outline regarding how we can best accommodate those from various religious and cultural backgrounds in order to ensure that students’ education is unaffected by their background.