The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is currently seeking nominations for its Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for the 2023-2026 term.

Under Ontario’s Education Act, every exceptional pupil is entitled to special education programs and services which meet their needs. In the UCDSB, SEAC plays a vital role in ensuring that exceptional pupils receive appropriate educational services.

SEAC is responsible to the Upper Canada District School Board for examining, reviewing, and making recommendations regarding the provision of special education programs and services. Some areas of focus are beliefs and goals, policies and procedures, organizational structures, program delivery methods, services, funding, and the annual review of the Special Education Plan.

The SEAC Committee meets at the Board Office, 225 Central Avenue West, Brockville, Ontario, on the second Tuesday of September and the first Tuesday of each month, October to June, at 6:30 p.m.

Local associations or organizations are invited to submit a representative application for membership on the Special Education Advisory Committee. Applications for Membership-at-Large are also welcome. (SEAC membership is comprised of up to 12 association/organization members and up to 3 Members-at-Large).

An association is defined as “an association or organization of parents that operates locally within the area of jurisdiction of a board and that is affiliated with an association or organization that is not an association or organization of professional educators, but that is incorporated and operates throughout Ontario to further the interests and well-being of one or more groups of exceptional children or adults.”

To qualify as a representative, a person must be:

  • A Canadian citizen;
  • Over the age of 18 years;
  • A resident within the jurisdiction of the board;
  • A public school elector; and
  • Not employed by the Upper Canada District School Board in any capacity.

The term of office will coincide with the term of office for Board Trustees (four years). Application forms can be found on the USDCB website

Application forms and nomination letters must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2022. Nominations can be sent to:

Jennifer Perry, Superintendent of Special Education
Upper Canada District School Board
225 Central Avenue West, Brockville, ON, K6V 5X1