Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

SEAC March 26, 2021 Minutes with Attachments .pdfThe Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is an advisory committee mandated by the Ministry of Education to advise the Board on any issues related to students with diverse or exceptional learning needs including special education needs. The members of the committee include representatives of local associations, members of the school board, Aboriginal representatives, and may include additional members who do not belong to any of these groups.

For more information about SEAC roles and responsibilities, you may wish to visit the Ontario Ministry of Education's SEAC Learning. SEAC has a long history of active participation in supporting students with special education needs. SEAC supports the team approach to provide a Catholic Education which develops spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social and physical capabilities of each individual to live fully today and to meet the challenges of the future, thus enriching society. In keeping with legislation set out in Regulation 464/97, 11, 12(1), (2) of the Education Act, the roles and responsibilities of the SEAC include:
  1. To ensure that the rights of students with special needs within the Board are being met;
  2. To provide specific information, assistance and advice to parents and guardians whose children may require additional support;
  3. To make recommendations to the Board concerning the establishment and development of special education programs and services;
  4. To participate in the Board's annual budget process as it relates to special education; and 
  5. To participate in the Board's annual review of the Special Education Plan.


  • Norine Schram, Chair, Community Member-at-Large
  • Diane VanderZande, Community Member-at-Large
  • Aimee Foucher, Kenora Association for Community Living
  • Joel  Willett, FIREFLY
  • Tom Fawcett, Community Member-at-Large
  • Diane Griffiths, Community Member-at-Large
  • Anne Sweeney, Trustee Representative 


SEAC Meeting 2020-2021    
Date Location of Meeting  Minutes
September 18, 2020 Microsoft Teams September 18, 2020
October 16, 2020 Microsoft Teams October 16, 2020
November 20, 2020 Microsoft Teams November 20, 2020
December 18, 2020 Microsoft Teams December 18, 2020
January 15, 2021 Microsoft Teams January 15, 2021
February 19, 2021 Microsoft Teams February 19, 2021
March 26, 2021 Microsoft Teams March 26, 2021
April 16, 2021 Microsoft Teams April 30, 2021
May 18, 2021 Microsoft Teams May 18, 2021
June 18, 2021 Microsoft Teams June 18, 2021

 SEAC Meeting 2019-2020    
Date Location of Meeting  Minutes
September 20, 2019 Catholic Education Center September 20, 2019 Minutes
October 18, 2019 Catholic Education Center October 18, 2019 Minutes
November 15, 2019 Catholic Education Center November 15, 2019 Minutes
December 20, 2019 Catholic Education Center December 20, 2019 Minutes
January 17, 2020 Catholic Education Center January 17, 2020 Minutes
February 21, 2020 Catholic Education Center February 21, 2020 Minutes
March 27, 2020 Cancelled due to Covid-19  
April 17, 2020 Microsoft Teams Meeting April 17, 2020 Minutes
May 19, 2020 Microsoft Teams Meeting May 19, 2020 Minutes
June 19, 2020 Microsoft Teams Meeting June 19, 2020 Minutes
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