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Posters - World Refugee Day 2017

World Refugee Day – June 20, 2017

This series of three posters commemorating World Refugee Day 2017, held annually on June 20, is intended to promote the recognition of this special day in Manitoba schools.

Posters 2017

Poster 2016 (Affiche en format PDF 193 KB)
Poster 2015
(Affiche en format PDF 214 KB)
Poster 2014 (Affiche en format PDF 202 KB)
Poster 2013 (Affiche en format PDF 454 KB)


Life After War: Education as a Healing Process for Refugee and War-Affected Children 2012

Life After War: Education as a Healing Process for Refugee and War-Affected Children and the two companion documents Life After War: Professional Learning, Agencies, and Community Supports and War Affected Children: A Comprehensive Bibliography are web-based resources that are intended to help strengthen the capacity of school communities at all levels (early, middle, and senior years) to provide an appropriate and supportive school environment for refugee and war-affected learners and their families, an environment that will nurture their mental health and well-being and enhance their educational and life outcomes.

Please note that Life After War: Education as a Healing Process for Refugee and War-Affected Children is also available in print form and may be ordered from the Manitoba Learning Resource Centre (formerly the Manitoba Text Book Bureau).

Promising Pathways: High School and Adult EAL Programming Options for English as an Additional Language (EAL) Youth


Building Hope: Appropriate Programming for Adolescent and Young Adult Newcomers of War-Affected Backgrounds and Manitoba Schools (preliminary research report)

The ESL Program Review helped to draw attention to and confirmed that adolescent and young adult students from refugee, war-affected, and disrupted schooling backgrounds are likely to face significant challenges that often limit their opportunities for educational success and life chances. In spring of 2004, the Department sought to gather current and meaningful information on the school experiences of adolescent and young adult students with ESL needs and from refuge/war-affected backgrounds that had experienced significant disruptions in their schooling by undertaking a survey of Grades 7 to 12 schools and conducting site interviews. The survey and site interviews were designed to obtain information on the numbers of such learners currently in our schools, to develop a better understanding of their experiences and the programming models and supports currently available, and to explore the possibilities for enhancing programming effectiveness. This study was undertaken by Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth, in collaboration with Manitoba Labour and Immigration, and Manitoba Advanced Education and Training.

A preliminary report, Building Hope: Appropriate Programming for Adolescent and Young Adult Newcomers of War-Affected Backgrounds and Manitoba Schools, summarized the results of the research. The report was the basis of a provincial consultation/symposium, There is Hope: A provincial symposium on Meeting the Needs of Adolescent and Young Adult Refugee Students with War-Affected / Disrupted Schooling Backgrounds.

Ongoing dialogue and collaborative efforts with other government departments, school divisions, adult learning centres, immigrant and refugee serving agencies and other educational partners have been improving and supporting effective programming for newcomer adolescent and young adults from war-affected and disrupted schooling backgrounds.

Contact

Diana Turner
EAL Consultant
1567 Dublin Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3J5
Telephone: 204-945-7148
Fax: 204-948-3767
Email: diana.turner@gov.mb.ca