Minister's Parent Advisory Council

The Minister’s Parent Advisory Council is the voice of parents in Alberta. The council will provide input on a variety of education topics.


The Minister’s Parent Advisory Council (MPAC) brings together 40 parents and guardians with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to engage with the Minister of Education on issues, concerns and opportunities affecting schools and education in Alberta.

Read the Minister's Parent Advisory Council fact sheet


The advisory council:

  • offers parent/guardian input on education priorities with perspectives from across the province – for example, rural and urban, school authority or learning delivery type, cultural origins, language, Francophone, First Nations, Métis and Inuit, socio-economic backgrounds, and experience within the education system
  • fosters open and respectful direct dialogue between the Minister of Education and Alberta parents/guardians
  • identifies and discusses issues and challenges faced by parents/guardians
  • enhances the government's ability to understand and serve the growth needs of schools and schooling in Alberta
  • informs parents/guardians about key ministry priorities and raises their awareness of changes taking place in the education system


The advisory council consists of 40 parents and guardians and is diverse in gender, geographical location, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, socio-economic background, experience within the education system and parental status to reflect Alberta schools and their communities.

Each member is selected to serve one 10-month term aligned with the school year. Typically, the advisory council meets 4 times during a term. Meetings are held outside of work hours and are usually 5 to 6 hours in duration over 2 business days or a weekend.


Parents and guardians in Alberta are able to apply online if they meet the following criteria:

  • have one or more children in Alberta’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system as of September 1, 2022
  • Alberta resident


The application window for 2022/23 is closed.

2022/23 Minister’s Parent Advisory Council Members

Adam Loria
Alicia McMane
Amanda Lomboy
April Grant
Carly Dinan
Chris Howell
Collins Ugochukwu
Cynthia Wagner
Derek Lemieux
Desiree Miguel
Donna Strongman
Dwayne Nagy
Francis Aranha
Golda David
Guirlene Joseph
Jacqueline Vanderfluit
Janelle Therien
Jean-Michel Galarneau
Jenn Murray
Julie Kissel
Laura Andreas
Lily Chiong
Lori Heigh
Mara Suchy
Melanie Dromarsky
Michelle Pellegrin
Misty Griffith
Natasha Bozek
Olateju (Ted) Ogungbe
Owen Byrne
Pierre Asselin
Rebecca Ostrikoff
Robert Opoku
Ryan Curle
Seun Oloruntegbe
Stephanie VanderLeek
Suzanne Morton
Tara Thordarson
Tobi Lyons


Connect with MPAC:
Email: [email protected]