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Improve learning and outcomes for all students through responsive and relevant curriculum and learning experiences in safe and inclusive learning environments


These actions respond to the Report of the Commission on K to 12 Education and system learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Mamàhtawisiwin: Indigenous Education Policy Framework Complete

Action: Implement Mamàhtawisiwin: The Wonder We Are Born With—An Indigenous Education Policy Framework in partnership with the Indigenous Inclusion Directorate Advisory Council.

What's New: On April 28, 2022, the Manitoba government launched Mamàhtawisiwin: The Wonder We Are Born With – An Indigenous Education Policy Framework. This is a provincial policy directive and conceptual framework that supports the holistic achievements of First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners by assisting Manitoba educators in incorporating Indigenous pedagogy, languages, and cultures into their teaching and practices. Orientation sessions have been held with the Manitoba Association of School Superintendents, Council of School Leaders, and the Manitoba Teachers’ Society to advance implementation of the Mamàhtawisiwin policy framework.

More Information: Mamàhtawisiwin

Minister’s Advisory Council on Inclusive Education Underway

Action: Establish a Minister’s Advisory Council on Inclusive Education to inform timely access to assessment, learning supports, and clinical services for students with special needs, to advise on changes to the provincial report card that include all students, and to review professional learning needs to enhance student learning.

What's New: The Minister’s Advisory Council on Inclusive Education has completed its mandate and has formulated recommendations to revitalize and enhance the Philosophy of Inclusion in a final report for the Minister.

More Information: Minister’s Advisory Council on Inclusive Education

Framework for Learning Underway

Action: Develop a new Framework for Learning to guide curriculum and assessment development and implementation, and establish a Curriculum Advisory Panel to advise on this work.

What's New: During the spring of 2022, the department held information sessions to introduce the Framework for Learning to school and division leaders across the province. The sessions focused on the components of the Framework for Learning and their relationship to living “The Good Life,” and they provided an opportunity for leaders to explore the definitions of Manitoba’s global competencies. Over the summer months, the department engaged with teachers on aligning the K to 12 curriculum to the principles of the Framework for Learning.

The Framework for Learning website launched in December 2022, will include further information and updates.

More Information: Framework for Learning

Français and French Immersion Curriculum Policy and Implementation Underway

Action: Strengthen Français and French Immersion curriculum policy and implementation with a distinct and parallel focus.

What's New: The current Curriculum Policy for the French Immersion Program was initially completed in 1996 and updated in 2008. Since this time, the context of French Immersion in Manitoba has evolved. Building on the findings of the 2014 French Language Education Review, the Bureau de l’éducation française has drafted a new curriculum policy to reflect the current realities and to provide clarity and actionable steps to support the full implementation of the French Immersion Program in Manitoba.

Based on extensive consultations and feedback from school divisions through the 2014 French Language Education Review, an initial first draft of the renewed French Immersion policy document has been prepared. Consultations with school divisions and school leaders were held in November and December.

More Information: Français and French Immersion Curriculum Policy and Implementation

Cyclical Curriculum Renewal Process Underway

Action: Implement a cyclical curriculum renewal process with an initial focus on physical education, health education, and science.

Note: Internal development work on this action has begun and is in the early stages of planning. When formal work is launched, updates will be provided.

Age-Appropriate Curriculum and Indigenous Content Underway

Action: Enhance age-appropriate curricula by integrating content on residential schools, treaties, land-based education, Indigenous languages, and Indigenous Peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions.

Note: Internal development work on this action has begun and is in the early stages of planning. When formal work is launched, updates will be provided.

Provincial Assessment Program Future Actions

Action: Shift the provincial assessment program to include Manitoba curriculum-based summative assessments in Early Years, Middle Years, and Grade 10.

Provincial Code of Conduct and Policies on the Use of Exclusionary Practices Future Actions

Action: Update Manitoba’s Provincial Code of Conduct and develop policies on the use of exclusionary practices (seclusion, suspension, and expulsion) for all students.

Provincial Report Card Future Actions

Action: Update the provincial report card to ensure it is inclusive for all learners.

Implement Approach to Identifying Learning Needs, Interventions Future Actions

Action: Implement a comprehensive and collaborative approach among schools and families for early and ongoing identification of learning needs and appropriate interventions.

Early Years Assessments Future Actions

Action: Introduce consistent Early Years assessments, focusing on children entering Kindergarten and students who have experienced disrupted learning.