Easter Seals Ontario is seeking volunteers who can advocate for students with physical disabilities on school board Special Education Advisory Committees (SEAC). Most SEAC members are parents, but extended family members or supporters of Easter Seals can also become involved.
Every school board in Ontario has a SEAC and we are looking for volunteers across the province from Windsor to Ottawa and Hamilton to Thunder Bay. SEACs meet 10 times a year, usually monthly from September to June. SEAC members have the opportunity to learn about the special education programs and services provided by the school board and provide advice as programs are reviewed and when changes are being considered. They also provide input on the annual school board budget for special education.
For more information about the purpose of SEAC and the role of SEAC members, take a look at the videos on the Provincial Parent Associations Advisory Committee (PAAC) on SEAC website at www.paac-seac.ca.
There are 72 school boards in Ontario and Easter Seals is looking for more volunteers to become involved as SEAC members. If you are a Canadian Citizen, over the age of 18, who is not employed by the school board, you may be eligible for nomination to the SEAC of the school board where you reside. If you enjoy committee work and are interested in helping students with disabilities, please contact Alison Morse at email@example.com or by phone at 416-510-5070.