Safe and Caring Schools

Educators and Schools

Research and Reference

Manitoba Education and Training provides a frame for a whole-school approach, based on comprehensive school health, to planning for safety and belonging. This planning process is based on current research and evidence-based practices in planning for and sustaining positive, healthy, and safe schools and aligns with school planning systems already in use in Manitoba schools and school divisions.

For more information on legislation and links to support documents see History and Legislation and Links and Documents.

In addition to the Manitoba Education and Training support documents, this section provides links to research summaries and resources for educators.

Research Summaries:

PREVNet Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network

Bullying Prevention: The Nature and Extent of Bullying in Canada, Public Safety Canada

Resource Links:
  • Respect in School
  • Manitoba Education Literacy with Information Technology 
  • Safe Schools Manitoba is a partnership initiative of organizations committed to working together to enhance the safety of Manitoba’s schools and communities. With the mandate to create a greater awareness and understanding of the problems that impact the safety of our schools, it advocates a positive, proactive approach to the promotion of safe and caring schools and communities. Safe Schools Manitoba offers workshops, resources, and consultations to create greater awareness and understanding of the problems that impact the safety of our schools.
  • Bullying No Way! Debra Pepler is a Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at York University (Toronto, Canada) and a Senior Associate Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children and has contributed to this resource for students, teachers and schools for Australian Schools.
  • The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children. Their goal is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to Canadians through public awareness activities, personal safety education program programs (Kids in the Know), a national tip-line to report online sexual abuse of children (CyberTip), a program to help organizations prevent child sexual abuse (Commit to Kids), and the new national missing children services program.
  • The Canadian Safe School Network (CSSN) is a national, not-for-profit, registered charitable organization with a mandate to reduce youth violence and make schools and communities safer.
  • Egale Canada is Canada's LGBT human rights organization: advancing equality, diversity, education, and justice.
  • Media Smarts  has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996.
  • PREVNet is a national network of Canadian researchers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governments committed to stop bullying.
  • Canadian Red Cross Respect Education – is a national evidence-based prevention program that offers a whole-school approach to preventing or reducing bullying and dating violence. The program includes lesson plans for teachers that align with provincial curriculum outcomes. In addition, students are trained and certified to facilitate experiential activities, lead school-wide initiatives and provide support to younger students. These students become leaders and role models of positive and respectful behaviours, making healthy relationships the norm rather than the exception in a school.
  • Standing up, Not Standing By: A Free Cyberbullying Toolkit for Educators from Common Sense Media.
  • The WITS Programs bring together schools, families and communities to help children deal with bullying and peer victimization and to encourage adults to respond to children's requests for help.