The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is committed to meeting the needs of all students with exceptionalities. Our Board provides Special Education Services in accordance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, The Ontario Human Rights Code, The Education Act and all regulations made under the Act.
The Board is committed to the belief that: all teachers are "special" educators; each child is unique; the needs of our students with exceptionalities will be met through programs and services which foster the atmosphere of a Catholic School Community in the most enabling environment; and parents and guardians play an active role and share responsibility in the education of their children.
Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board strives to educate each
student in the most enabling environment.
Parents and guardians play an active role and share responsibility in
the education of their children, and the ALCDSB works with parents and
guardians with the Special Education Delivery Model. The Delivery Model used by ALCDSB focuses on
the individual needs of each student.
The model encompasses an integrated approach in which a program is
provided for each student within the classroom in an inclusive manner. In all our Catholic schools, we aim to
prepare all students to be contributing members of their community. We are committed to meeting the needs of all
students who are exceptional.
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
Regulation 464/97 sets out requirements for school boards with respect to SEACs and outlines their role, membership and scope of activities. The SEAC is responsible for submitting carefully developed and appropriate recommendations to the board on all matters related to the provision of special education programs and services to its pupils with exceptionalities. The SEAC must ensure that these recommendations focus on the most appropriate special education programs and services for all students with exceptionalities, individually and collectively. For more information on the consultation plan process, please see: