The League of Canadian Reformed School Societies (LCRSS) use God’s infallible Word, as confessed in the Three Forms of Unity and professed in the Canadian Reformed Churches, as the basis of their organization.
LCRSS is a service organization dedicated to benefit its member school societies by providing organizational, administrative, and educational resource assistance.
It publishes and distributes mutually beneficial educational curricula, studies, and reports. LCRSS promotes teaching as a career as well as the professional development of teachers and school administrators.
League member schools are located in Attercliffe, Chatham, Etobicoke, Fergus, Guelph, Hamilton, Komoka, Millgrove, Mount Hope, London, Ottawa, Orangeville, Owen Sound, Smithville, and Woodbridge. These schools have an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students.
Below is an overview of some of the LCRSS committees and supported groups:
Assistance to the Special Child Committee
This Committee researches and assists parents and staff of LCRSS Member schools in the preparation of programs for the benefit of children with exceptionalities.
The Compensation Committee
The Compensation Committee advises the Board of Directors of the LCRSS on matters related to compensation, accreditation, and personnel policies. The Credentials Committee and the Health and Pension Plan Committee are sub-committees of the Compensation Committee.
The Credentials Committee is a sub-committee of the Compensation Committee that is activated from time to time, at the request of the LCRSS Directors or the Compensation Committee, to review and update the credentials used to define the compensation categories in the compensation report. The Credentials Committee may also investigate any additional salary grid categories as requested.
Health Benefits and Pension Committee
The Health Benefits and Pension Committee is a sub-committee of the Compensation Committee that reviews and audits the Health Benefits and Pension plan obtained through the LCRSS for the benefit of the staff of LCRSS Member schools.
Curriculum Assistance for Reformed Education
The Curriculum Assistance to Reformed Education (CARE) Committee structures curriculum development and refinement, publishes the results of its work, and monitors the practical suitability of its work in the classroom for LCRSS Member schools.
Government Contact Committee
The Government Contact Committee monitors changes to law and policy in the province that would have an impact on LCRSS Member schools, increases awareness and understanding of government requirements related to policies for LCRSS Member schools, and acts as a sounding board for reports about changes and news that need to be highlighted for schools.
Professional Development Committee
The Professional Development Committee reviews, recommends, and promotes formal and informal methods for in-service professional development of teachers, EAs and TAs, and (vice-)principals of the LCRSS.
Covenant Canadian Reformed Teachers College
Since 1981, CCRTC has been preparing men and women for careers in teaching. Their mission is: “Providing academic teacher training and professional development in faithful submission to the Word of God as summarized in the confessional standards: The Belgic Confession, The Heidelberg Catechism, and The Canons of Dort.”
School Review Committee
The School Review Committee monitors and reviews all aspects of the external school review program of the LCRSS.
Board of Directors
- Board Chair – Kevin Hutchinson
- Vice Chair – Gerrit Bos
- Secretary – Sharon Van Sydenborgh
- Treasurer – Henrietta VanderLaan
- Director – Joanie Vis
- League Coordinator – John Wynia