Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

We develop our special education programs based on a philosophy of inclusion. We work hard so that students with exceptional needs can fully participate in the activities of the school and be active members of their class.

We also recognize that there are many committed and skilled individuals in the community that can assist us with developing special education programs that meet the learning needs of students in an inclusive environment. That is why we value the opportunity to work with our Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) to help establish special education programs and services for exceptional students.

For more information, please access our SMCDSB SEAC Brochure and visit Ministry of Education - SEAC.

Monthly Meetings

The SEAC of the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board holds monthly public meetings during the school year.  Meetings are typically held on a Wednesday and begin at 5:30pm.  Currently SEAC meetings are held virtually.  As of April 20, 2021 we are livestreaming our SEAC meetings.  The livestream link can be found the day of each SEAC meeting on the calendar entry in the meeting schedule linked below.  For more information on our monthly meetings, please see the meeting schedule and  agendas and minutes.

Members of the SMCDSB Special Education Advisory Committee

SEAC membership includes two school board trustees, board staff representatives and up to 12 members nominated by local associations of parents.

The members of SEAC have a strong interest in assisting parents who may have children with special needs or abilities.  SEAC members make presentations at school council meetings for parents and/or professional development days for teachers. They also make recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding special education programs and services. 

The following is a list of the current members of our SEAC:

SEAC Representative


Angela Romano
Carmela Diano (Alternate)           

Autism Ontario  Simcoe County Chapter 

Jennifer Emmerson, SEAC Vice Chair

Candlelighters Simcoe – Parents of Children with Cancer 

Colleen Guscott  
Carolyn Walsh (Alternate)

Catulpa Community Support Services

Stephanie Saunders

Down Syndrome Association of Simcoe County

Theresa Sanders, SEAC Chair

Easter Seals Society, Ontario

Jackie Warwick-Mathieu

Integration Action Group – Simcoe County Chapter

Brenda White

Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
SMCDSB - Board Representative

Carol Corriveau-Truchon, Trustee
Janice Hutchison, Board Vice Chair
Joe Zerdin, Board Chair, Ex-Officio
Catherine MacDonald, (Alternate Trustee)
Jeanny Salmon, (Alternate Trustee)
SMCDSB - Board Resource

Lonnie Bolton, Superintendent of Student Services
Steve Morrow, Assistant to the Superintendent, Special Education
Sandra Fujioka, Executive Assistant