Durham District School Board (DDSB) committees include:

Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)

PIC is comprised of parent representatives, trustees, school and Board staff throughout the DDSB.

For more details and resources or to learn more about the PIC, please follow the PIC link.

School Community Councils & Regional SCC Meetings 

School Community Councils (SCC's) have always been a vital part of our school communities, providing strong links between home and school to create a positive learning environment for students.

Join your local School Community Council by contacting your local school.

Regional SCC meetings are conducted throug​hout the year to provide SCC members an opportunity to attend workshops and exchange ideas.

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

SEAC helps the Board protect the rights of students with special learning needs. It provides advice, support and information to parents and guardians of students who require extra support. It is comprised of representatives from local parent associations that make recommendations to the Board on the development of special education programs and services.

View the SEAC brochure, the SEAC handbook, SEAC Association Connections or contact your SEAC for help or information.

Did you know?

Serving on SEAC is a great opportunity to support and contribute to DDSB school communities and build valuable personal and professional skills and experiences.  Contact the Special Education Advisory Committee to discuss available opportunities to serve on this committee.



All parents and interested members of the public can register to attend SEAC meetings. We meet at the DDSB Education Centre, 400 Taunton Rd. E., Whitby at 6:30 p.m., the 3rd Thursday of the month.

SEAC meetings follow this formal format:

  • Review of minutes
  • Presentations
  • Current issues and initiatives in Special Education
  • Committee reports by members (Board reports, trustees, staff)
  • Correspondence and questions 
  • SEAC Calendar - Agendas and Minutes
  • SEAC meeting are made available to the Public through livestreaming and recorded link.
New for the 2023-2024 school year: 

Members of the public who wish to attend SEAC meetings in person are required to pre-register as space is limited. To pre-register, visit the SEAC Calendar - Agendas and Minutes and select the meeting date you wish to attend and complete the short registration form available in the event details. Once pre-registration capacity has been reached, the form will be closed, and public observation will be available through the livestream only.

Following a review of all safety measures in place regarding public attendance at meetings, the DDSB recently resumed in person attendance at meetings for members of the public and community. The DDSB is committed to ensuring a safe and respectful environment for all meetings and has developed a Code of Conduct for Public Meetings that all participants are required to follow. 

 Committee members
  • Eva Kyriakides, SEAC Chair – Association for Bright Children (ABC), email
  • Morgann Cameron, Member at Large, email
  • Kelly Miller, Trustee 905-706-3817
  • Deb Oldfield, Trustee 905-391-0764
  • sensaRAneb Burrell, Autism Ontario, email
  • Tara Culley, Durham Down Syndrome Association, email
  • Hanah Nguyen, Easter Seals Ontario, email
  • Rowin Jarvis, Learning Disabilities Association of Durham Region, email
  • Elizabeth Daniel, Member at Large, email
  • Kathy Kedey, VOICE for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, email
  • Jenny McLaughlin, Sawubona Africentric Circle of Support, email


Audit Committee Position Available
calculator background

In accordance with Ontario Regulation 361/10, Durham District School Board (DDSB) is seeking one community member with financial expertise and business knowledge to serve on its Audit Committee for a three-year term effective February 2024.

The Audit Committee is composed of three Trustees and two independent members drawn from the community at large. The primary role of the Audit Committee is to assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its duties related to governance and oversight. The duties of the Audit Committee fall under the following key areas: the financial reporting process, internal control framework, risk management practices, performance and function of the Board’s internal and external auditors and the Board’s compliance with its obligations under legislation. The Committee meets at least 3 times a year, plus ad hoc meetings, as required.

Candidate Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have sufficient accounting, senior financial management or other relevant business experience to understand good governance, and public sector accounting and auditing standards.
  • Applicants must not be a current employee or officer of the Board, or of any other district school board or school authority.
  • Applicants must not have a parent, child or spouse currently employed by the Board.
  • Applicants must be a contributor to public school education funding.

Submission of Applications:

Suitably qualified candidates interested in serving on the Audit Committee are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume by 4:00pm on December 22, 2023 via email to:

Camille Williams-Taylor

Director of Education

Durham District School Board


Candidates who are short-listed may be requested to attend a private interview conducted by the audit committee’s selection committee. For information about DDSB, please visit

DDSB is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment and hiring of qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our region. We encourage submissions from candidates who represent the various dimensions of diversity. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.

abstract background

Audit Committee Terms of Reference

The terms of reference for the Audit Committee of the Durham District School Board are set out in Ontario Regulation 361/10

The term of office for members of the committee who are Board members is two years, and for members of the committee who are not Board members is three years.

Members of the committee are reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses for travel to meetings and attendance at training sessions at Board-approved rates.

Approved December 6, 2021