According to Quebec’s Education Act, parents and guardians have a right to participate in the activities of their school board and to be represented on various school board committees. In order to accomplish this, every public school board in Quebec must establish a parents’ committee.
The parent representative and alternate are elected at the school’s Annual General Assembly of parents held during the month of September. Although they must be parents on the Governing Board, they are not elected by the Governing Board, nor solely by the parent members of the Governing Board. Any eligible parent or guardian who attends the assembly may vote for the person they feel will best represent them.
See Quebec's Education Act (1-13.3)