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School Board Trustees

Our school is one of six located within a children's treatment centre across Ontario mandated by the Education Act. The Children’s Centre School Authority has trustees appointed by the Minister of Education.

School Board Trustees:

  • Lisa Cefaratti, Chair
  • Michelle Duncanson, Vice-Chair
  • Brett Sweeney
  • John Dickson
  • Amie Huisman

Secretary-Treasurer of the School Board: 

  •  Kristie Mucciante

Have a question for the Board? Email Lisa Cefaratti.

Interested in joining our Board? please email Kristie Mucciante.

Learn more about the School Board Trustees

Mission and Values

Mission Statement: Weaving education and therapy together to help children with special needs succeed at school, at home and within their community

Vision: A leader in the field of special education: preparing students, families and communities for success

Values: The children and families we serve are at the heart of Niagara Children’s Centre School.

We show this through our:
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation

Board Reports



Board Meeting Minutes – September 2022-October 2023

These minutes are provided for reference purposes only. Meeting held from September 2022-October 2023 did not achieve a quorum as required by Niagara Children's Centre School Authority bylaws or governing rules. This means that any decisions or resolutions discussed during this meeting will require reconsideration and formal approval at a subsequent meeting with a properly constituted quorum. The minutes presented here are intended solely to document the proceedings of the meeting for the benefit of those in attendance and to maintain a record of the topics discussed.

Niagara Children’s Centre School

Upcoming Meetings

  • February 20, 2023 at 4:30 pm
  • March 19, 2023 at 4:30 pm
  • April 16, 2023 at 4:30 pm
  • May 21, 2023 at 4:30 pm
  • June 18, 2023 at 4:30 pm
Board Meeting Minutes

Strategic Plan

We are delighted to share our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.

Why a Strategic Plan?
Section 169.1 of Ontario's Education Act requires school boards and school authorities to develop a multi-year (strategic) plan for three or more years. Multi-year strategic plans are aimed at helping school boards achieve the following goals:
  • Promote student achievement and well-being;
  • Ensure effective stewardship of resources
  • Deliver effective and appropriate education programs to its pupils.

With this in mind, in June 2016, Niagara Children's Centre School initiated a Strategic Planning process to develop a Mission, a Vision, and a Values statement, as well as a multi-year strategic plan to guide the work of Niagara Children's Centre School. 

Using focus groups, surveys, interviews and strategic planning sessions, we set out to gather input from each of our stakeholders - trustees, staff, parents, partners and members of the community.

The feedback we collected helped us to develop a clear Mission, Vision and Values statement, reflective of our school community. the feedback also provided a clear indication of the areas needing our attention. These areas are the Strategic Priorities that will guide our efforts over the next several years.

This section of the website provides an overview of the strategic priorities and the goals we will undertake as a school over the next five years. We invite you to contact Oksana Fisher for more information.