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A Comprehensive, Independent Review of the Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education System

Final Report, March 2020

Our Children’s Success: MANITOBA’S FUTURE: Report of the Commission on K to 12 Education ( 3.8 MB)
In January 2019, the Government of Manitoba reiterated its commitment to improve student outcomes by creating an education system that has high standards for educators, high expectations for student learning, relevant curriculum, excellence in governance, a sustainable fiscal framework, and enhanced public confidence in the education system. With the idea that Manitoba would become the most improved system in Canada, the government appointed a diverse team of commissioners to propose a renewed vision for K to 12 education, make bold recommendations to ignite change, and consider the continuum of early learning, post-secondary education, and labour market needs as part of an integrated lifelong learning system.

Public Consultation Discussion Paper, April 2019

Public Consultation Discussion Paper, April 2019 ( 229 KB)
This paper sets the context for a comprehensive review of the Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system and introduces Manitoba’s Commission on Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education. It also provides an overview of the commission’s mandate and the processes it will undertake to engage Manitobans in improving student achievement and student outcomes.

Discussion Paper Summary, April 2019

Discussion Paper Summary, April 2019 ( 291 KB)
Manitoba students and their families deserve excellence in education. A strong education can set students up for success – in the workforce, in postsecondary education, and in life in general. The goal of this review is to find the best solutions for Manitoba’s education system to ensure our students can succeed in today’s global community no matter what path they choose.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Spring 2019 public consultations for the Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education Review. The information received through the interactive public workshops, online surveys, written submissions and briefs will help shape the future of Manitoba’s education system.

Please note that:

  • the two on-line surveys are now closed.
  • acceptance of written submissions ceased on May 31, 2019.
  • acceptance of briefs ceased on May 31, 2019. View the 62 briefs received.
  • the collection of exemplary practices from educators ceased on June 28, 2019.

Public Hearings

The Commission received a total of 62 briefs. All briefs received were considered to be a request to present at a public hearing and, in the spirit of transparency, were posted on the Commission’s website. After careful examination of the briefs received, the Commission invited the following individuals and organizations to attend public hearings. Priority was given to those who offered bold recommendations and innovative solutions, and those who had not previously been heard through other public engagement opportunities.

Public Hearings
Brief Number Name and Organization
1 Michael Zwaagstra
6 Commission scolaire franco-manitobaine (Alain Laberge)
8 Sel Burrows
9 Jim Silver
13 River East Transcona School Division (Colleen Carswell)
14 Lord Selkirk School Division
17 Dr. Laura Reimer
18 Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba
19 Garden Valley School Division
21 Seven Oaks School Division (Brian O’Leary)
23 Manitoba Network for School Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists (Jennifer Fisher and Jackie Ogloza)
24 John R. Wiens
25 Prairie Spirit School Division (Keith Murray, Superintendent)
29 Western Initiative for Strengthening Education in Math (WISE Math) (Anna Stokke and Robert Craigen)
31 St. James-Assiniboia School Division (Senior Administration and Board of Trustees)
32 Community Education Development Association (CEDA) (Tom Simms)
35 Diane Duma
39 Craig Johnson
40 Manitoba Association of School Psychologists (Eric Alper)
41 Tracy Thibodeau
42 Inclusion Winnipeg (Janet Forbes)
44 Peter Narth
46 Parent-Educator Partnership for Literacy Achievement (Janice Watson, Valdine Bjornson, Karla Gutierrez, Kelly Fawcett-Neufeld)
49 Dr. Martha J. Koch
50 Michelle McHale
51 Rehabilitation Centre for Children (Marlene Waldron)
53 Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Noni Classen)
54 Société de la francophonie manitobaine
58 Sonya Braun
59 Pembina Trails School Division
61 John C. Long

The public hearings were open to the public and were held over a period of three days in June 2019.

Following the public hearings, the Commission will focus on developing its recommendations in a report to the Minister of Education and Training in February 2020.