TVDSB invites community organizations/associations to apply to Special Education Advisory Committee

Posted On Monday September 10, 2018

On behalf of the Trustees for the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB), I am inviting your organization/association to submit a letter of application nominating an individual (and their alternate) to serve on the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for the period December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2022.

SEAC is a statutory committee of the Board providing advice about special education programs and services available to students of TVDSB.

From the nominations received, up to 12 representatives (and their alternates) from “Local Associations” and up to 6 “Members at Large” (and their alternates) are selected to serve on SEAC.   Representatives and Alternates must be Canadian citizens of 18 years of age, residents of Thames Valley, and qualified to vote for Trustees of TVDSB.

Local Associations:

A Local Association is an association or organization of parents that operates within Thames Valley that is affiliated with an association/organization that:

  1. is incorporated;
  2. operates throughout Ontario;
  3. furthers the interests and well-being of one or more groups of exceptional children or adults; and
  4. does not represent professional educators.  

Members at Large:  

A Member at Large has an interest in special education but does not fully meet the criteria above.   Members at Large may not be members of the Board or a member of another committee of the Board.


SEAC meets approximately 10 times during the school year.  Generally, meetings alternate between the first Tuesday of each month from 11:45 am to 3:00 p.m. and the first Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  All meetings are held at the TVDSB Education Centre.  

Submitting an Application:

  • Complete the attached nomination form; and
  • Submit on letterhead the names of the individuals nominated by the organization/association to serve as the representative and the alternate providing information regarding how each individual represents the interests and well-being of exceptional children and/or adults.  

The nomination form together with the letter must be received by 4:00 p.m. October 31, 2018.  Please submit by e-mail to  


Matt Reid
Chair, Thames Valley District School Board

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