Special Education Advisory Committee

Seeking Nominations for Membership to SEAC

The Thames Valley District School Board invites local associations or organizations of parents that operate locally within the jurisdiction of the Board to apply to serve on its Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for the period of December 1, 2022, to November 30, 2026.

The Committee will include up to 12 representatives selected from the nominations. 


The local associations/organizations must be affiliated with associations or organizations that:

  • are incorporated;
  • operate throughout Ontario;
  • further the interests and well-being of one or more groups of exceptional children or adults; and,
  • do not represent professional educators.

Organizations with an interest in special education that do not fully meet the above criteria may apply as a Member at Large.


SEAC meets approximately 10 times during the school year, usually on the first Tuesday of each month from 11:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or on the first Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the TVDSB Education Centre, London.

How to apply

Organizations/associations are asked to submit their applications as follows:

  • Submit on letterhead the name of the individual nominated by the organization/association providing information regarding how that individual represents the interests and well-being of exceptional children and/or adults.
  • Confirm they are Canadian citizens of 18 years of age, and residents of Thames Valley.
  • Similarly, provide the name of an alternative representative that may attend meetings when the representative is unable to attend.
  • If your organization is applying as a Member at Large, clearly indicate that in your letter.

Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. October 17, 2022. Please submit by e-mail to the attention of Shannon Smith, Supervisor-Board Services; Email: boardservices@tvdsb.ca.

Application Form

About SEAC

In Ontario, boards are required to establish a Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC). These committees include trustees and representatives from local parent associations. These representatives serve as advocates for children and parents, and the associations have useful parent resources.

SEAC provides the Board with advice about special education programs and services. Members of SEAC include representatives from local community-based organizations, three trustees, representation for First Nations, Metis and Inuit students and members of the community. Membership is for a four-year term and coincides with the municipal elections.

This Statutory Committee generally meets on the second Monday/Tuesday (alternating) of the month (except during July, August and December) at the Education Centre in London. 

SEAC Meeting Information

SEAC Presentations & Resources

SEAC Brochure 

SEAC Handbook

More information

Please see our Board Committees page for more information and to view the 2022-2023 Committee Members.


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