student holding a diploma Minister's Advisory Council on Inclusive Education

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 includes all students.


What's New

Report of the Minister’s Advisory Council on Inclusive Education, On the Path to Inclusion in Manitoba’s K – 12 Education System: Supporting Our Diverse Learners in Achieving Their Full Potential (2023) (PDF Document 1.4 MB) has been released.

To support the transformation of Manitoba’s education system and the revitalization of Manitoba’s philosophy of inclusion, the Report identifies seven focus areas listed below with 24 recommendations for action.

  1. Inclusion as a Shared Value: The Foundation for Inclusive Mindsets and Practices
  2. Inclusion as a Shared Value: The Foundation for Inclusive Mindsets and Practices
  3. Inclusion as a Shared Value: The Foundation for Inclusive Mindsets and Practices
  4. Student-Specific Needs and Planning
  5. Classroom Based and Formal Assessment and Screenings
  6. Clinical Services to Support Student-Specific Needs and Planning
  7. Working Together: Moving Forward on the Path to Inclusion

The Commitment

The Minister’s Advisory Council was established in 2021 to provide recommendations to the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Learning to

  • ensure timely access to assessment, learning supports, and clinical services for students with special needs
  • implement a standardized reporting mechanism aligned with the Provincial Report Card
  • review investments and professional learning needs to enhance classroom supports as a time-limited advisory council

The council was made up of diverse organizations dedicated to the practice of inclusion and inclusivity. It provided recommendations within an established mandate to support the improvement of Manitoba’s education system and the revitalization of Manitoba’s Philosophy of Inclusion.


What This Means for Manitobans

A strong and renewed focus to ensure equity, promote well-being, and enhance inclusive mindsets and practices in the K–12 education system.


What We’ve Done

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.


Next Steps

  • The department will work with the Student Services Inclusive Education Committee to develop an implementation plan to respond to the Council’s recommendations.

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