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 alternate 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

Alternate 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 Alternate Member  


Teacher Representatives

Valario Gazzola
Jonathan Gray
Maria Katiforis
Maria Lypoudis
Shannon Rudolph
Marie 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.


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


Meeting Dates

Governing Board meetings are held at LJA in the Library. 

Everyone is welcome!

October 30, 2018
November 20, 2018
December 11, 2018 - Cancelled
January 29, 2019 - Rescheduled to January 28, 2019
February 26, 2019 - Cancelled
March 26, 2019 - Rescheduled to March 19, 2019
April 30, 2019
May 28, 2019
June 11, 2019