What is SEAC?

Did you know that there is a committee in each school board or school authority that provides important and relevant advice on Special Education?

This committee is known as the Special Education Advisory Committee or SEAC.  Each school board and school authority in Ontario must establish a SEAC.

SEAC is made up of representatives of local associations, members at large, and school board trustees. 

Associations currently represented on HCDSB SEAC are:

  • Association for Bright Children (ABC) Ontario, Halton Chapter
  • Autism Ontario
  • Easter Seals Ontario
  • FASworld Canada
  • Halton Down Syndrome Association
  • Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton
  • VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children

The importance of SEAC is their ability to assist the board with understanding the special needs of exceptional children and youth, and to advise the board in matters that apply to the delivery of special education services and program.

SEAC Meetings are generally held on the last, or next to last Monday of each month starting at 7:00 pm.  Meeting dates can be confirmed on the Board’s website, where agendas, minutes and a link to the meeting videos can also be found: https://www.hcdsb.org/our-board/events-and-meetings

SEAC meetings are typically held at the board office in person. With COVID restrictions, meetings have taken place virtually and will continue in a livestream format. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.   We would love to see you there!

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Submitted by Maria Lourenco, SEAC Member representing Association for Bright Children (ABC) Ontario, Halton Chapter