PO (Parents' Organization)

Upper Canada College is a dynamic community with many exciting annual events that provide opportunities for parents to volunteer and contribute their own unique talents to enhance our sons’ experience at the school.

The Upper School Parents’ Organization (PO) and the Prep Parents’ Organization (PPO) include all parents at the College as its members. Each committee’s role is to act as a liaison between faculty, staff, parents and students. The objectives of the PO and PPO include organizing events throughout the year to provide valuable and practical information to all parents, as well as to enrich our community spirit.

Through volunteering at UCC, we not only gain a unique sense of our boys’ environment, but we also gain some long lasting friendships with our fellow parents via various school events. You can find complete descriptions of volunteer opportunities under this section of the UCC website. To be involved, please complete the online volunteer form or email the PO volunteer coordinator for more details.

The PO parent network committee provides parents with a forum to communicate and receive news and information. Although the weekly electronic newsletter, Heads Up, remains the primary official source of information for parents within the UCC community, the parent network may contact parents throughout the year with new information or reminders. The parent network also helps year reps and house reps to organize parent social events for their sons’ respective years.

Each year the PO has contributed to the College wish list by organizing various social functions, activities or sale events. Our goal is to celebrate the camaraderie, unity and spirit within the UCC community. We hope that your participation in either the PO or PPO is a worthy endeavour.

Neera Chopra
Parents’ Organization president 2013-14
 2013-14 PO photo

Festive Marketplace Recap 

UCC's annual Festive Marketplace was once again a tremendous success under the capable leadership of Elaine Taylor, Caroline Whitten-Joel, Lynne Bridgeman and Sikin Kassum-Dharamshi. A true community feel emanated throughout the Dec. 6 event as boys, teachers and parent volunteers took part in the day’s festivities. 

A special thank you is owed to the Festive committee that spent countless hours organizing the unforgettable event. 

College Times photographers Alexander Corelli and Evan Zucker, overseen by Jasper Kan, captured all elements of Festive Marketplace and the true spirit of the day with their amazing photographs.  

These shots reinforce what a fantastic community we have. Please have a look and enjoy them.