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Special Education Advisory Committee - SEAC

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.

The Ontario Education Act Regulation 464/97 defines the role of SEAC, whose responsibilities are to provide important advice on special education to the TDSB and to to make recommendations to the board on anything that impacts the establishment, development and delivery of special education programs and services for exceptional pupils of the board. The TDSB values the recommendations put forward by SEAC, and takes recommendations under advisement to better support students with special education needs.

To learn more about Special Education and Inclusion in the TDSB, please refer to the TDSB Special Education Plan.

To learn more about Special Education and Inclusion, visit the Ontario Ministry of Education website.

Contact information for the current SEAC membership

If you are interested in becoming a member,  please complete and submit the required application forms found on the SEAC membership 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.

SEAC (Special Education Advisory Committee) 2024/25

Date Start Time Location Materials Minutes Motions
JAN 15 7 pm  

Agenda 

Leadership Report

Powerpoint

Presentation

AO

Contest

   
FEB 12 7 pm  

Agenda

Leadership Report

Powerpoin

Presentation

AO

Chair’s Report

Parent Session
Mar 6th

Parent Session
Mar 5th

   
MAR 18 7 pm  

Letter from SEAC Chair

   
APR 8 7 pm  

 

   
MAY 13  7 pm        
JUNE 10  7 pm        

 

SEAC (Special Education Advisory Committee) 2023/24

Date Start Time Location Materials Minutes Motions
JAN 16 7 pm  

Agenda
Leadership Report
Powerpoint

Minutes  
FEB 13 7 pm  

Agenda
Leadership Report
Powerpoint

Minutes Motions
MAR 20 7 pm  

Agenda
Leadership Report
Powerpoint

Minutes  
APR 11 7 pm  

Agenda
Meeting Materials
Leadership Report
Powerpoint

Minutes Motions
MAY 8  7 pm   Agenda
Leadership Report
Powerpoint
Minutes  
JUNE 12  7 pm   Agenda
Leadership Report
Powerpoint
Minutes Motions

Budget Information
SEP 18  

 

Agenda
Leadership Report
Powerpoint

Minutes  
OCT 16    

Agenda

Leadership Report

Powerpoint

Minutes  
NOV 13    

Agenda

Leadership Report

SEAC Grants

EQAO data

   
DEC 11    

Budget

Action Plan

Transport

Meeting Slides

Leadership Report

Psych Stats

Caring and Safe Schools Report

Agenda
Minutes
 

SEAC (Special Education Advisory Committee) 2022/23

Date Start Time Location Materials Minutes Motions
SEP 15,2022    

Agenda

Leadership Report

Powerpoint

Minutes Motions
OCT 17, 2022    

Agenda

Leadership Report

Powerpoint

Minutes  
NOV 14, 2022    

Agenda

Leadership Report

Powerpoint

Minutes  
DEC 12, 2022    

Agenda

Leadership Report

Powerpoint

Minutes  

SEAC (Special Education Advisory Committee) 2021/22

Date Start Time Location Materials Minutes
SEP 13, 2021 7 pm Virtual Agenda

Leadership Report

Spcecial Education Plan Feedback
Minutes
OCT 18, 2021 7 pm Virtual Agenda

Leadership Report
Minutes
NOV 8, 2021 7 pm Virtual Agenda Minutes
DEC 13, 2021 7 pm Virtual Agenda

Leadership Report

Motion ADHD

Motion IEP Access
Minutes
JAN 10, 2022 7 pm Virtual Agenda

Leadership Report
Minutes
FEB 14, 2022 7:30 pm Virtual Agenda

Leadership Report

K-12 Working Group Motion
Minutes
MAR 1, 2022 7 pm Virtual Agenda

Leadership Report

SEPRC Motion

K-12 Working Group Motion

Mask and Vaccination Motion
Minutes
APR 11, 2022 7 pm Virtual Agenda

Membership Motions

Legislated Mandate Motion

Leadership Report
Minutes
MAY 9, 2022 7 pm Virtual Agenda

Meeting PowerPoint

Budget Update

Leadership Report
Minutes
JUNE 13, 2022 7 pm Virtual Agenda

Leadership Report
Minutes

 

SEAC (Special Education Advisory Committee) 2020/21

Date Start Time Location Materials Minutes
SEP 14, 2020 7 pm Electronic Agenda Minutes 
OCT 5, 2020 7 pm Electronic Agenda
 
Powerpoint
Presentation
Minutes 
NOV 2, 2020 7 pm Electronic

Agenda

Leadership Report

Minutes   
DEC 7, 2020 7 pm Electronic Agenda

Leadership Report
Minutes 
JAN 11, 2021 7 pm TBD

 Agenda

Leadership Report

Minutes
FEB 1, 2021 7 pm TBD

Agenda

Leadership Report

Minutes 
MAR 1, 2021 7 pm TBD

 Agenda

Leadership Report

Minutes
APR 19, 2021 7 pm TBD

Agenda

Leadership Report

Minutes
MAY 3, 2021 7 pm TBD

Agenda

Leadership Report

Minutes
JUNE 7, 2021 7 pm TBD

Agenda

Leadership Report

Minutes

SEAC (Special Education Advisory Committee) 2019/20

Date Start Time Location Materials Minutes
SEP 9  7 pm Boardroom Draft Agenda Minutes
OCT 7 7 pm Boardroom Draft Agenda Minutes
NOV 4 7 pm Boardroom Agenda Minutes
DEC 2 7 pm Boardroom Agenda No Quorum
JAN 13 7 pm Boardroom Draft Agenda  Minutes
FEB 3 7 pm Boardroom

Draft Agenda

Staff Report

Parent Engagement Presentation

Secondary Review Presentation

Minutes
MAR 2 7 pm Boardroom

Draft Agenda

Staff Report

Minutes
APR 6 7 pm Electronic Agenda Minutes
Audio
MAY 4 7 pm Electronic

Agenda

Staff Report

Minutes
Audio
JUNE 1 7 pm Electronic

Agenda

Staff Report

Audio

AUG 17
Summer Update

7 pm Electronic PowerPoint Audio

SEAC Agendas and Minutes

SEAC meeting Agendas are posted no later than the Friday before each meeting. All notes recorded in the Minutes are paraphrased by the recorder.

 

2019 Agenda/Minutes

Meeting Date Materials
January 14, 2019 Draft Agenda
Minutes
February 4, 2019 Draft Agenda
Minutes
March 4, 2019 Draft Agenda
Approved March 4 Minutes
April 1, 2019 Draft Agenda
Approved April 1 Minutes
May 6, 2019 Draft Agenda
Approved May 6 Minutes
June 3, 2019 Draft Agenda June 3 Minutes

 

2018 Agenda/Minutes

Meeting Date Materials
December 17, 2018 Draft Agenda
Minutes – December 2018 SEAC meeting
November 5, 2018 SEAC Agenda
Minutes – November 2018 SEAC meeting
October 1, 2018 Agenda
Minutes
Draft minutes (September)
Department Update
ADHD Presentation
September 12, 2018 Draft SEAC Agenda
Draft June SEAC Meeting Minutes
September Leadership and Learning Department Update
Staff Announcements
June 18, 2018 Agenda
Staff Report
Parents as Partners Conference Motion
Approved May Minutes
May 7, 2018 Agenda
Department Update
SEAC Survey Report
SEAC Survey open ended questions
Motion – Community Living Representative
Draft minutes (April 9)
Minutes
April 9, 2018 Agenda
Proposed Motion - Independant Review
Proposed Motion - SEAC by laws
Minutes - March 5
March 5, 2018 Agenda
Department Update
Motion - Learning Disabilities Representative
Updated Motion
Presentation - Balancing the Budget
February 5, 2018 Agenda - Minutes
Revised Motion
January 15, 2018 Agenda - Minutes
Motion #6 Need for TDSB to Establish A Policy on "Refusals to Admit"
Department Update
SEAC Chair Report