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.

For contact information for the current SEAC membership, please click here.

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.

2017-2018 SEAC Meeting Dates

Monday, September 11
Monday, October 2
Monday, November 6
Thursday, December 7
Monday, January 15
Monday, February 5
Monday, March 5
Monday, April 9
Monday, May 7
Monday, June 18

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. Minutes posted as Draft have not yet been approved at a SEAC meeting.

2017 Agenda/Minutes

Meeting Date Materials
November 27, 2017  
November 6, 2017  
October 2, 2017  
September 11, 2017 Meeting Agenda
Chair's September Report
Executive Superintendent's Department Update
HSP Fact Sheet
Q&A on Universal Screening Process - Revised
June 5, 2017 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's Report
Department Update - Executive Superintendent
Friends of Beverley Comments on Motion #5
Friends of Beverley Comments on Motion #5 Presentation (Word, PDF)
SEAC Draft Motion #6
HSP Parent Letter
Multi-Year Digital Accessibility Plan
Refusal To Admit Students
Membership Business
Individual Education Plan (IEP) (PDF, Word)
Identification, Placement & Review Committee (IPRC) (PDF, Word)
Special Education Program Recommendation Committee (SEPRC) (Word, PowerPoint)
In-School Support Team & School Support Team (IST) (PDF, Word)
Parent Concern Protocol (PDF, Word)
May 1, 2017 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's Report
SEAC Draft Motion #6
Department Update - Executive Superintendent Accessibility Standards Policy Review (PDF, Word)
Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities Policy Review (PDF, Word)
Policy Review Process Phases (PDF, Word)
Boardroom A/V Replacement and Webcast Hub for Multi-User Groups (PDF, Word)
Trustee Report
SEAC Parent Survey Results as of March 2017 TDSB SEAC Report
April 3, 2017 Agenda - Minutes
Chair's Report
SEAC Draft Motion #5
HSP Staff Report for Receipt
HSP Letter to parents
Inclusion in the TDSB
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

Annual Report
For a copy of SEAC's Annual Report for the 2016-2017 school year, please click here.

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.

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

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