The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is composed of representatives from local associations/agencies, parents/guardians and community members dedicated to furthering the interests and well being of exceptional children and adults. In addition, Lakehead District School Board appoints Trustees to sit on the committee.  SEAC is established under Regulation 464/97 s. 2(1).

Our Vision Statement

SEAC members value and promote:

  • Nurturing the individual child’s unique potential; and
  • Allowing full development of each child’s innate personal integrity, love of learning, and creativity.

The Committee meets monthly to discuss and make recommendations to the Board in respect of matters affecting the establishment, development and delivery of special education programs and services for exceptional pupils.  In addition, the committee participates in the annual review of the special education plan, takes part in the annual budget process and reviews financial statements that relate to Special Education.  SEAC also provides information and advocacy for parents as requested.

Learn more about SEAC’s Advocacy Role and Advocacy Information for Families from the links at the bottom of this page.

Committee Members

December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2022

Wendy CarrolAnishnawbe Mushkiki
Anne AntenucciAutism Ontario – Thunder Bay Chapter
Angela HillChildren’s Centre Thunder Bay
Michelle BlackburnGeorge Jeffrey Children’s Centre
Leslie HardingDilico Anishinabek Family Care
Miranda MyersFetal Alcohol Spectrum Information Network
Liz TodLearning Disabilities Association of Ontario
Carey MurphyLearning Disabilities Association of Ontario
Suzanne PosthumusOPTIONS Northwest
Kelly MatyasovszkyVIEWS For the Visually Impaired – Thunder Bay Region
Mike OtwayVoice for Hearing Impaired Children
Trustee Marg ArnoneLakehead District School Board
Trustee Susan Doughty-SmithLakehead District School Board
Trustee Trudy Tuchenhagen Lakehead District School Board
Trustee Ryan Sitch Lakehead District School Board

SEAC Meeting Schedule

Lakehead District School Board and the Special Education Advisory Committee welcome all parents and the public to SEAC meetings. The Committee meets virtually with Microsoft Teams at 6:00 p.m. on the following dates for the 2021-2022 school year. All meetings are held on Wednesdays, unless otherwise noted.

  • September 15, 2021
  • October 20, 2021
  • November 17, 2021
  • December 8, 2021
  • January 19, 2022
  • February 16, 2022
  • March 9, 2022
  • April 20, 2022
  • May 18, 2022
  • June 15, 2022

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

The agenda and minutes will be published as they become available. Please use the links below to access meeting agendas and minutes.

For more information about SEAC:

Please contact the Lakehead District School Board at (807) 625-5126.
Christine Jones, Executive Secretary

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