Toronto District School Board

Special Education Advisory Committee

Welcome to SEAC, an advisory committee legislated by the Ministry of Education and appointed by the Board of Education, to assist the board in 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 programs. For more about SEAC, visit our FAQ page.

SEAC Meetings
SEAC holds monthly meetings in the Boardroom at 5050 Yonge Street, usually running from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Meeting dates are established by the calendar year, in coordination with the Board meeting calendar. All interested parents, guardians and members of the public are invited to attend SEAC meetings.


2017 SEAC Meeting Dates

Monday, February 6

Monday, March 20

Monday, April 3

Monday, May 1

Monday, June 5



Posting of SEAC Agendas and Minutes



SEAC meeting Agendas are posted no later than the Friday before each meeting. Minutes posted as Draft have not yet been approved at a SEAC meeting.

SEAC Agenda/Minutes

2017 Agenda/Minutes

Meeting Date Materials
April 3, 2017 Agenda
Chair's Report
SEAC Draft Motion #5
March 20, 2017 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's Report
SEAC Motion #5
Backgrounder to Motion #5
TDSB Exclusions policy
Department Update - Executive Superintendent
Trustee Report
February 6, 2017 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's Report
Special Education and Section 23 Department Update
SEAC Draft Motion
Nipissing Correspondence
The updated Budget Timeline(PDF, Word)
Preliminary 3 Year Financial Projections(PDF, Word)
GSN Funding Consultation Report and Feedback(PDF, Word 1, Word 2)
2015-2016 Special Education Funding and Expenditure Report(PDF, Word)
January 16, 2017 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's Report
Trustee Report
Special Education and Section 23 Department Update
Special Education Workshops for 2017 Parent Conference

2016 Agenda/Minutes

Meeting Date Materials
January 11, 2016 Agenda - Minutes
February 1, 2016 Agenda
Chair's Report
Inclusion
Minutes
March 7, 2016 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's Report
Renewal Backlog
Presentation
April 5, 2016 Agenda
Chair's Report
Minutes
May 2, 2016 Minutes
SEAC Chair presentation to May PSSC
June 13, 2016 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's Report
Revised 4 Motions
SEAC Questions for Staff Response
SEAC June TCS Report
June 2016 UDL PPT
PPT Review of a Secondary School
 September 12, 2016 SEAC Agenda - Minutes
Supplemental Chair's Report
SEAC Chair Report
Integrated Equity Framework Action Plan
October 24, 2016 SEAC Agenda - Minutes
SEAC Chair Report
A Vision For Learning Powerpoint
A Vision For Learning Word
Integrated Equity Framework Action Plan
Together We're Better
Staff Responses
November 7, 2016 SEAC Agenda - Minutes
SEAC Chair Report
Integrated Equity Framework
Toronto Family Network Backgrounder Word
Toronto Family Network Backgrounder PDF
Toronto Family Network Suggested Resources List Word
Toronto Family Network Suggested Resources List PDF
Toronto Family Network Presentation to SEAC Word
Toronto Family Network Presentation to SEAC PDF
 December 5, 2016 SEAC Agenda Minutes
SEAC Chair Report
Preliminary draft of motion for SEAC's consideration on how TDSB can strengthen inclusion for students with special education needs
Executive Superintendent Report
Keep it Simple Resource Word
Keep it Simple Resource PDF
Summary of Decisions
Vision for Learning Word
Vision for Learning PPT

2015 Agenda/Minutes

Meeting Date Materials
January 12, 2015 Agenda - Minutes
February 9, 2015 Agenda - Minutes
Special Posting:
Ministry Memo
Balancing Budget presentation
March 2, 2015 Agenda - Minutes
April 13, 2015 Agenda - Minutes
May 4, 2015 Agenda - Minutes
Special Posting:
Ministry Memo SB04
Ministry Memo SB05
Ministry Memo B07
May 4 Budget Presentation

June 1, 2015 Agenda - Minutes 
Action Plan - Priorities 
September 21, 2015 Agenda - Minutes
October 5, 2015 Agenda - Minutes
November 2, 2015 Agenda - Minutes
December 14, 2015 Agenda - Minutes

2014 Agenda/Minutes

Meeting Date Materials
January 13, 2014 Agenda - Minutes
February 3, 2014 Agenda - Minutes
March 3, 2014 Agenda - Minutes
April 7, 2014 Agenda - Minutes
May 5, 2014 Agenda - Minutes
June 2, 2014 Agenda - Minutes
September 15, 2014 Agenda - Minutes
October 6, 2014 Agenda - Minutes
November 4, 2014 Agenda - Minutes
December 8, 2014 Agenda - Minutes

2013 Agenda/Minutes

Meeting Date Materials
January 7, 2013  Agenda - Minutes
February 11, 2013 Agenda - Minutes
March 4, 2013 Agenda - Minutes
April 8, 2013 Agenda - Minutes
May 6, 2013 Agenda - Minutes 
June 3, 2013 Agenda - Minutes
September 16, 2013 Agenda - Minutes
October 7, 2013 Agenda - Minutes
November 4, 2013 Agenda - Minutes
December 9, 2013 Agenda - Minutes

2012 Agenda/Minutes

Meeting Date Materials
January 16, 2012 Agenda - Minutes
February 6, 2012 Agenda - Minutes
March 5, 2012 Agenda - Minutes
April 3, 2012 Agenda - Minutes
May 7, 2012 Agenda - Minutes
June 4, 2012 Agenda - Minutes 
September 10, 2012 Agenda - Minutes
October 15, 2012 Agenda - Minutes
November 12, 2012 Agenda - Minutes 
December 10, 2012 Agenda - Minutes 

SEAC News

SEAC Survey
Please take a few minutes to complete a survey of parents and guardians of students with special education needs, who are now attending TDSB or who have attended TDSB in the past. We want to hear about your experiences and ideas as we make recommendations to TDSB trustees and staff on how to improve the education it provides to students with special education needs. Your views matter. Click here to complete the survey.

Special Education Transportation Advocacy
Listen to the September 29th deputation by SEAC Chair David Lepofsky, made to the TDSB Finance and Accountability Committee looking into the September 2016 TDSB student transportation difficulties. 

SEAC Special Education Reform Motions
To download in an accessible MS Word format the four motions which TDSB SEAC passed on June 13, 2016, setting out a package of SEAC recommendations on needed reforms to the delivery of education to students with special education needs, click here.
For background on this initiative, please click here.

Special Education Budget Advocacy
Listen to the February 24, 2016 deputation by SEAC Chair David Lepofsky to the TDSB Program and School Services Committee.

SEAC Membership Vacancies 
SEAC membership for the 2015-2018 appointment term still has vacancies. One Association Membership position is vacant, to be filled by a Representative and Alternate nominated by an eligible local association. There are also five (5) Alternate Community Representative positions available – for North East(2), South East (1) and North West (2) areas of the city. We encourage interested parties who meet membership requirements to apply.  For more information about these positions and how to apply, please click here

SEAC March 1, 2016

 

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