Volunteers on SEAC provide advice on special education to the school board Trustees

Every school board in Ontario is required to have a Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC). The composition, member eligibility and roles and responsibilities are determined by Regulation 464/97 Special Education Advisory Committees of the Education Act.

Some of the members of SEAC are parents of children or youth with disabilities who represent provincial organizations, such as Easter Seals Ontario, that represent the interests of exceptional students. As committee members, these volunteers have an opportunity to review special education programs and services and provide advice to the Trustees on the annual Special Education Plan and related special education budget. Members of SEAC can make a difference and improve the quality and effectiveness of special education programs and services.