Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

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, 2014 to November 30, 2018

Laura Sylvestre (Chair) Child and Community Resources
Kelly Matyasovszky (Vice Chair) VIEWS – For the Visually Impaired – Thunder Bay Region
Miranda Myers Fetal Alcohol Support and Information Network
Danielle Miller Community Representative
Wilma Kleynendorst Dilico Anishinabek Family Care
Jennifer Bean Anishnawbe Mushkiki
Mike Otway VOICE for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Angela Hill Children’s Centre Thunder Bay
Liz Tod OPTIONS Northwest
Cory Koski Autism Ontario, Thunder Bay District
Marg Arnone Trustee, Lakehead District School Board
George Saarinen Trustee, 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 in the Board Room, Education Centre, 2135 Sills Street, Thunder Bay, at 6:00 p.m. on the following dates.  All meetings are held on Wednesdays, unless otherwise noted.

  • September 20, 2017
  • October 18, 2017
  • November 15, 2017
  • December 13, 2017
  • January 17, 2018
  • February 14, 2018
  • March 21, 2018
  • April 18, 2018
  • May 16, 2018
  • June 20, 2018
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:

Delegation Process:

For more information about SEAC:

Please contact the Lakehead District School Board at (807) 625-5126.

  • Robin Orr, Executive Secretary

SEAC Advocacy:

Recruitment:

LINKS: