The Georgian Parents' Guild

The Georgian Parents' Guild is a legacy name for our Parents' Association. All RSGC parents are automatically Guild members: volunteers dedicated to supporting our boys in partnership with the Headmaster and Royal St. George's College. 

In spring 2020, we redefined our purpose through a series of collective workshops. 

Our aim is to foster parent connection. Why? Because parent involvement creates an enduring, engaged parent community. We strive to enrich Georgian life through culture, community and conversations. 

We rely on our shared values of meaningful teamwork executed with integrity and kindness. 

To that end, we host coffee mornings, socials, uniform and textbook sales, workshops and speakers, all made possible by volunteers offering everything from the odd hour to spearheading a committee. Our school could not flourish the way it does without the incalculable participation of our parent community. 

 We also are proud to contribute to RSGC fundraising initiatives. In recent years we have fulfilled annual pledges of $50,000 to RSGC's Great School, Great Boys campaign. We have taken pride in our regular $15,000 contributions to the College's growing Bursary Fund. We have funded equipment and resources for the gym, for music and academic programmes, for graduation awards and St. Alban's, our campus chapel.

We play an active part in school life and encourage you to get involved at any level. It's rewarding - and actually quite fun too! Read on for more information on how to connect, or email the 2020/21 Georgian Parents' Guild President, Sydney Stoyan

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  • Meet the Guild

    We are composed of an Executive, Convenors and members. Convenors are responsible for leading specific Guild activities, some being one-time events and others ongoing throughout the year. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 8:30 am on campus with most meetings featuring a keynote speaker. Please check the calendar for dates and locations. Our meeting minutes and more are posted here for all parents to access. Drop by a meeting before work and try us out!

    Meet the Executive
    The Executive is made up of the President, the first and second Vice Presidents, the past President and the Treasurer. We meet monthly to set agendas and review Guild initiatives.
    Sydney is the mother of Jacob (Class of 2021) and Gabriel Buchan (Class of 2024) and has been an active member of the Guild since her boys first came to RSGC in 2015. She is passionate about books and film and bringing parents together. She has a PhD in English Literature and a very good sense of humour.

    Sarah is the mother of Max (Class of 2026) and Conrad (Class of 2028), and has been a class parent and parent ambassador since her kids came to the school. Sarah is American, and moved to Toronto from London, England. Her career was in the music industry, and now she has a small jewellery business called Daily Pearls. 

    Caron is the mother of Cian Bryson (Class of 2022) and has been class parent and co-convenor of the Cheese Sale in the past at RSGC. Since leaving ESL teaching to focus on her family, Caron has become an active volunteer at her children’s schools and has been pursing personal interests in education and music, including RSGC's Rusty Knights.

    Adair is the mother of Duncan (Class of 2023) and James (Class of 2024), and is grateful to RSGC for reuniting her with Sydney Stoyan, with whom she went to high school oh so many years ago! Adair runs her own consulting firm, advising governments and service providers on how to improve service delivery within the mental health and addictions service system. When the pandemic hit, Adair founded Feed the Frontlines TO to support local restaurants and food supply chains while providing nutritious meals to Toronto’s frontline health and social services workers, and individuals and families facing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Amanda is the mother of Nicholas '19, Christopher (Class of 2023), Cate (Branksome Hall ’21), Toby the dog and Dolly the horse! She has been a class parent and worked on the 50th Gala at RSGC, as well as the Branksome Parents’ Association. Amanda has been an executive in marketing and advertising for more than 25 years.
  • Getting Involved

    Are you interested in more involvement at RSGC? There are many opportunities available for parents in the RSGC community whether you have only an hour to spare or a day. We welcome your support. It’s a great way to get to know RSGC and other parents as well as catching the occasional glimpse of your son.
    There are regularly scheduled events and many pop-up activities that need volunteers. We use as our volunteer management portal to provide an easy and efficient way to sign up for volunteer shifts. Calls for volunteers go out via school emails and announcements with links to the volunteer portal.
    If you have the time to become more active with the Guild please come to a meeting and introduce yourself. You can also contact Sydney Stoyan, who will be coordinating our volunteers for 2019-20. We especially encourage new parents to volunteer if possible because we want to meet you!

Contact the Guild

Georgian Parents' Guild Executive

Guild Dates and Events

This is by no means a comprehensive list of forthcoming events but for now, please mark your calendars! 

Guild Meetings

The Guild Meeting will be held on Zoom for the 2020/21 school year. If you would like to join the meetings, please contact Sydney Stoyan for the link. 

September 16: 9:00 am 
October 7: 5:30 pm 
November 4: 9:00 am 
December 2: 5:30pmJanuary 13: 9:00 am 
February 10: 5:30 pm 
*no meeting in March* 
April 7: 9:00 am 
May 26: AGM 5:30 pm

Tuesday Coffee Mornings 

A monthly event. Tuesday mornings, 8:00-10:00 am. Covid-appropriate with all the necessary protocols in place. Real time, real life, in person! More details TBD. 

September 29
October 20
November 10
December 8
January 12 - CANCELLED
February 8 - CANCELLED
April 13
June 8

Wine and Cheese Nights

Two events planned for the Fall term. The first one will be virtual; the second in real life, if possible. 

October 22 7:00 pm start
January 21 7:00 pm start