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Council of Commissioners


The members of the Council of Commissioners were elected during the school elections on November 2, 2014. The school board territory includes 9 electoral divisions. The Council is composed of 13 members which includes 1 Chairperson, 9 commissioners, 3 parent commissioners: one for the elementary level, one for the secondary level and one representative of SEAC.

The duration of the mandate of the elected commissioners is for duration of 4 years. The mandate of the parent commissioners is for a duration of two years.

Mr. Paolo Galati is the Chairperson of the Council of Commissioners.

For the 2020-2021 school year, the Council will meet on the following dates.

2020
September 23, 2020
November 11, 2020
December 9, 2020

2021
January 27
February 24
March 31
April 28
May 26
June 23

Normally, Council meetings are held at 7:30 PM in the board room of the school board Head Office in Rosemère. These meetings are open to the public and 2 public question periods are scheduled at the beginning and end of each meeting. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council meetings are held virtually and broadcast live.


Question Period & Attendance at Council Meetings

Due to the current Public Health directives and safety guidelines, members of the public may not attend Council meetings.

The Council meeting will be broadcast online. Therefore, members of the public who wish to attend the meeting at a distance can do so on the following website: http://bit.ly/swlsbcouncil.

The rules of order for the meetings of the Council of Commissioners indicate that the agenda must provide for two 20-minute question periods, one at the beginning of the agenda and one at the end. The purpose of these question periods is restricted to answering questions only, and not to enter into debates or conversations.

For the first question period, questions are to be addressed to the Chair either by fax (450-621-7929) or by email (jthompson@swlauriersb.qc.ca) by 13h00 the day of the meeting.

The second question period is restricted to questions pertaining to agenda items discussed at the meeting.

For members of the public viewing the meeting online:

  • Questions can be sent in the "Q&A Section" of the website on which the meeting is being viewed. We ask that you type your full name before all your questions. The Chair will provide any available answers during the second question period.

Commissioners Expenses

Commissioners expense claim forms


Minutes and Council Highlights from Council Meetings

Minutes

Most recent Council Highlights


Council of Commisisoners

Paolo Galati
Chairperson

pgalati@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing ALL Schools and centres of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board

  • Resident of Laval
  • Parent of two children who have attended SWLSB schools
  • President of Whammo Music and involved in the entertainment and music business for over 30 years.
  • Concordia University Graduate, Economics and Marketing
  • Founder and first President of the Italian Students Association at Concordia University
  • Chairperson of St-Vincent Elementary School 2008-2014
  • Member of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Foundation
  • Laval City Councillor 2013-present

Adam Gordon
Vice-Chairperson
Secondary Parent Commissioner

agordon@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing High Schools Parents

  • Resident of Sainte-Marthe-Sur-Le-Lac, Quebec
  • Father of two children who have attended SWLSB Schools
  • LTMHS Governing Board Member and Vice-Chair 2018-Current
  • LTMHS PPO Member 2018-Current
  • SWLSB Parents' Committee since 2018 (Treasurer 2018-2019), (Chairman 2019-Current)
  • SEAC Member 2019-Current
  • Board Member at 4Korners
  • Canada Day Committee MRC Deux Montagnes
  • Volunteer Softball coach DMSA 2009-2015
  • Skilled IT Technician
  • 10+ years' experience in Business Process Outsourcing

Donna Anber
Ward 1

danber@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing Arundel Elementary, Morin Heights Elementary, Sainte-Agathe Academy, Ste-Adele Elementary, Grenville Elementary

  • Resident of Sainte Adèle
  • Fluently bilingual in French
  • Graduate of SWLSB schools in Ward 1
  • Mother of 2 children, 1 graduated and 1 currently attending a SWLB school
  • Vanier college graduate in Special Care Counselling
  • UQAM Certificate in Administration
  • From 1986 to 2001; Sectorial manager for SRSOR offering services to people and their families who are intellectually challenged and/or on the autism spectrum
  • From 2001 to present day; Sectorial manager for the CISSS des Laurentides offering services to people and their families who are intellectually challenged and/or on the autism spectrum
  • Governing Board chairperson; Ste-Adèle Elementary 2005-2016
  • Governing Board chairperson; Laurentian Regional High 2016-2020

Karla Abraham Di Francesco
Ward 2

kdifrancesco@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing Laurentia Elementary, Laurentian Elementary, Laurentian Regional High School and Mountainview High

  • Resident of Saint-Jerome
  • Graduated of Laval Catholic High School (LSA)
  • Mother of 2 children that currently attend SWLSB schools.
  • AR Supervisor

Melissa Wall
Ward 3
Alternate Vice-Chairperson

mewall@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing Mountainview Elementary, St-Jude Elementary, Lake of Two Mountains High

  • Resident of Saint-Eustache
  • Mother of 3 children: one SWLSB graduate - two currently in the system
  • Accounting Technician / Administrative assistant
  • Former chair of Laurentia Elementary School's Governing board.
  • Former PPO member of Laurentia Elementary School's Governing board.

Olivia Landry
Ward 4

olandry@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing Pierre E. Trudeau Elementary, McCaig Elementary, Rosemere High

  • Graduate of McCaig Elementary and Rosemere High
    • Graduated with honours
    • Female Athlete of the year
    • Recipient of the David Brimacombe Leadership Award
    • Recipient of the Leadership Sec IV Community Service Award
  • DEC in Communications from Vanier College
    • MVP of the 2012 championship Female Flag football team
  • B.A. Concordia University, Major Political Science
  • Former attaché for the MNA of Chomedey and Westmount Saint-Louis
  • Microsoft Solutions Specialist
  • 10-year volunteer - Sir Wilfrid Laurier Foundation
  • 2018 Represented Montreal as Princess of the Montreal United Irish Society
  • 2017 Represented Hudson as Queen of the Hudson Saint Patrick's Society
  • Assisted in Federal, Provincial and Municipal election campaigns

Bob Pellerin
Ward 5

bpellerin@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing Franklin Hill Elementary, Pinewood Elementary, Rawdon Elementary, Joliette Elementary, Joliette High

  • Resident of Joliette
  • Graduate of Rosemere High School
  • Cert. in Management of Information systems from McGill University
  • Parent of two children who have attended SWLSB schools
  • Governing Board Member and Chairperson, Joliette Elementary 2006 to 2015
  • Governing Board Member and Chairperson, Joliette High 2012 to 2018
  • Parents' Committee Member 2013 to 2018
  • Volunteer at Heroes for Humanity (Texas) since 2003
  • Author of books, articles and podcasts related to the economy and technology

Emilio Migliozzi
Ward 6

emigliozzi@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing Twin Oaks Elementary, Our Lady of Peace Elementary, Terry Fox Elementary, Laval Junior Academy, Laval Senior Academy, Phoenix Alternative

  • Resident of Laval
  • Father of three children who have graduated or are currently attending SWLSB schools
  • Governing Board Member, Mother Teresa High School, 2011-2012.
  • Civic minded and active participant in Municipal affairs for the city of Laval
  • Professional business owner with over 20 years experience specializing in Information Technology.
  • Graduate of Herzing College and Concordia University Certificate programs
  • Member of the Canadian Association for Williams Syndrome

James Di Sano
Ward 7

jdisanosilvestri@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing Crestview Elementary, Hillcrest Academy, Laval Junior Academy, Laval Senior Academy, Phoenix Alternative

  • Laval Resident
  • Laurier Senior High School Graduate
    • Honor roll student
    • Student Council President
    • Governing Board Member (2013-2014)
  • Dawson College Graduate Commerce
  • Founder of the Dawson Italian Students Association
  • Secretary-General of the National Congress of Italian Canadians
  • Working in the field of Retail/Personal Banking
  • Dedicated to my community
    • Volunteering with local organizations
    • Organizing major local events, to benefit foundations
  • Implicated and volunteering in SWLSB schools
  • Assisted in Federal, Provincial and Municipal campaigns
  • Recipient of the Exceptional Citizen of Canada Award
  • Youth advocate

Vincent Cammisano
Ward 8

vcammisano@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing John F. Kennedy Elementary, Souvenir Elementary, Laval Junior Academy, Laval Senior Academy, Phoenix Alternative


Anick Brunet
Ward 9

abrunet@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing Jules Verne Elementary, Genesis Elementary, St-Vincent Elementary, St-Paul Elementary, Laval Junior Academy, Laval Senior Academy, Phoenix Alternative

  • Resident of Laval
  • Mother of two children currently attending SWLSB schools
  • Home and School member for Genesis Elementary, Co-Chairperson of fundraising committee
  • Over the past 10 years, I have been actively involved in our community and in school projects.
  • Université du Québec à Montréal Bachelor's in Marketing Graduate in 2000
  • Over 15 years experience in Procurement, I had the responsibility to oversee and audit processes and activities to ensure that the purchase of goods and service met quality standards.
  • The position entailed administering multi-million-dollar budgets for purchasing and contract negotiations as well as positioning vendor rankings.
  • Green Belt certification by Honeywell
  • Member of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Foundation
  • 2017 I returned to school at night and received a Real Estate Certification after nine months of schooling.

Tara Anderson
Elementary Parent Commissioner

tanderson@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing Elementary Schools Parents

  • Resident of Saint-Jérôme
  • Mother of two children who attend SWLSB schools
  • Ste-Agathe Academy Graduate
  • John Abbott College Graduate
  • Specialization Human Environment & Minor Sociology - Concordia University
  • Major Political Science & Elective Marketing - Concordia University
  • Early Childhood Education - Champlain College
  • Governing Board Member at Laurentia Elementary School - Parent Committee Delegate (2017 to present), Secretary (2017 to 2019), Vice-Chair (2018 to present)
  • Laurentia Elementary PPO member (2018 to present)
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier Parents' Committee (2017 to present)
  • Director at English Parents' Committee Association of Quebec (2017 to 2019)
  • Preschool Educator

Stéphane Henley
Special Needs Students, Parent Commissioner

shenley@swlauriersb.qc.ca
Representing parents of students with special needs (SEAC)



Ethics Commissioner


Me Vincent Guida
Ethics Commissioner vincentg@holmested.ca

514 874-2000 extension 231

The Ethics commissioner is named by the Council of Commissioners and is mandated to examine or inquire into alleged or actual conduct that may be contrary to standards of ethics or professional conduct, or charged with determining or imposing appropriate penalties.