This section of the Belonging, Learning and Growing website contains Information on Manitoba Education policy, curriculum and support documents, and related resources.
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 that will 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 Text Book Bureau.
An earlier consultation document, Diversity and Equity in Education: An Action Plan for Ethnocultural Equity, provided a basis for discussion for the consultations that Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth held from November 2003 to September 2005.In October 2006, Belonging, Learning, and Growing: Kindergarten to Grade 12 Action Plan for Ethnocultural Equity was released. The report summarizes the results of the consultation process, provides some information on diversity in schools, and presents the Department's Kindergarten to Grade 12 Action Plan for Ethnocultural Equity 2006–2008.
The Kindergarten to Grade 12 Action Plan for Ethnocultural Equity (2006-2008) reflects many aspects of the proposed action plan and the changes were informed by the consultations and the feedback received. The action plan is organized into several categories, each with several related actions.
The policy document Multicultural Education: A Policy for the 1990's, released in May 1992, contains the following three thrusts:
English as an Additional Language (EAL) and heritage language categorical grants respond directly to the first two thrusts.