Parent Participation Organization (PPO)
A parent participation organization gives the opportunity to a larger number of parents to be involved in the day-to-day life of a school.
The purpose of a PPO is to encourage the collaboration of parents in developing, implementing and periodically evaluating the school's educational project and their participation in fostering their child's success.
The PPO may also advise the parents' representatives on the governing board regarding any matter of concern to parents or which the organization is consulted by the parents' representatives.
Home & School Association
A home and school association is an outside organization that fundraises and/or collects fees from parents to run school activities. These activities may be extra-curricular, physical activities, homework programs, field trips, music programs etc.
An elementary school may have a home and school association and a parent participation organization (PPO). Home and school associations are not recognized by the Quebec Education Act and therefore do not receive their mandate from the school's Governing Board as does the PPO.