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KidsAbility School Authority

Ministry
Education
URL
https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90e02?search=Education+Act
Address
500 Hallmark Drive
Waterloo, ON
N2K3P5
Phone
519-886-8886
Function

KidsAbility is one of Ontario’s six school authorities established under Section 68 of the Education Act, mandated to provide programs for students with complex special needs who required specialized educational and therapy support. It has sites located in Cambridge and Waterloo that operate half-day, targeted education programs for junior kindergarten-aged children who have communication, physical and/or developmental disabilities.  

Membership

The board shall be composed of a maximum of seven (7) members, appointed by the Minister for terms to coincide with those of elected members of district school boards.

Qualifications

Candidates will have knowledge of special education and a wide range of background experiences in order to maintain a balanced membership. Members will be selected with multiple criteria in mind:
• Knowledge of, and experience with, special education; 
• Professional expertise, for example in business, healthcare and finance;
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; 
• Interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team;
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
• Other skills, as relevant to the needs of the position (i.e. treasurer); and 
• Commitment to Board’s goals and services

Term

The term of office for hospital-based school authority members is the same as that for all publicly elected school board trustees (i.e. four years beginning on November 15th) Any vacancies that occur during the four-year period may be filled by the Minister through a new appointment for the remainder of the term.

Meetings
Trustees meet at the call of the Chair and at least four times a year
Remuneration

Appointees are eligible to receive expenses.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location