Governing Board

A school's Governing Board is a body established according to the Education Act. It is composed of the principal, vice-principals, parents, teachers, and representatives of non-teaching professionals and support staff, as well as community representatives. All decisions made by the governing board must be in the interest of the school. the students, the parents the school staff and the community. All committee members work in partnership to ensure that every student receives the best possible learning opportunity.

The Governing Board at Laval Junior Academy is comprised of:

  • 8  Parents (Voting)
  • 8  Staff (Voting)
  • Principal and Vice-Principals (Non-Voting )
  • 2  Members from the Community (Non-Voting)
  • There may also be up to 2 substitute parent members who may be called upon to replace regular parent members who are absent from meetings of the governing board.

​Parent members are elected at the Annual General Meeting which is held at the school prior to September 30 of each school year.

Topics that the Governing Board will address typically include:

  • School’s educational project
  • Standards and procedures for student evaluation
  • Anti-Bullying and Anti-Violence Plan
  • Services provided by the school, e.g.:
    • Cafeteria
    • Rental and use of premises
  • Activities such as fundraisers, extracurricular activities, and field trips
  • Allocation of any funds raised through a school activity
  • Curriculum - Subject time allocation
  • School’s annual budget


Parent Representatives

 Laura Wittebol

 Substitute Parent Committee Delegate
 Anthony (Tony) Beliotis

 Parent Committee Delegate
 Secondary School Parent Commissioner
 Effie Kontakos  Secretary  
 Pino Alberga    
 Maria Caruso    
 Patrick Chabot    
 Nadia Colozza    
 Joe Della Sala    
 Patrizia D'Ignazio  Substitute Member  


Teacher Representatives

 Valerio Gazzola
 Jonathan Gray
 Maria Katiforis
 Marlyn Lypoudis
 Shannon Rudolph
 Maria Tsakris


Support Staff Represntative

 Betty Aliftiras  Student Supervisor


Professional Staff Representative

 Dominic Di Stefano  Spiritual Animator

Community Representative

LJA Governing Board is pleased to welcome Mr. Jimmy Mourelatos, Ville de Laval Police Community Relations Officer, as its community representative.


 Eric Ruggi  Principal (Interim)
 Alan Simoneau  Principal
 Irene Tsimiklis  Vice Principal - Sec. 1
 Sunday Skoufaras  Vice Principal - Sec. 2 (Interim)
 Helen Kalipolidis  Vice Principal - Sec. 2


Meeting Dates

Governing Board meetings are held at LJA in the Library. 

Everyone is welcome!

Dates for the 2019-2020 meetings will be announced in October 2019.


Our Annual General Assembly to elect our 2019-2020 Governing Board will be held on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at 7:00pm.