Advisory Groups and Task Forces

Manitoba Education Council

The Manitoba government is committed to building an equitable, aligned, and effective K to 12 public education system. To facilitate a system-wide approach to planning, an Education Council is being established.

Chaired by the Deputy Minister of Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning, the Education Council will provide strategic advice on planning, implementing, and monitoring Manitoba’s K to 12 Education Action Plan, government’s response to the report of the Commission on K to 12 Education.

It will consist of a diverse membership of individuals in the education system and education partners who share a vested interest in the success and future of Manitoba’s children and youth. Membership will include representation from the education sector, Indigenous leadership, students, and parents. The Council will also engage with groups seeking equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning is reaching out to the education system and education partners to ask them to recommend individuals to join the council. The department is also issuing a call for interest from parents/caregivers of students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 to join the Education Council.

Call for Interest:

Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning is now accepting applications from parents/caregivers for a role on the Education Council. The Education Council provides strategic advice to the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Learning in the implementation of Manitoba’s K to 12 Education Action Plan. Six parents/caregivers to a student (or students) in the publicly-funded K to 12 system will be selected by the Minister to sit on the Council for a two-year term.

Eligibility

Applicants should

  • be residents of Manitoba
  • be a parent/caregiver to a student in the publicly-funded K to 12 education system
  • have interest in improving student learning and well-being in K to 12 education
  • have general knowledge about student and school needs from a parental/caregiver perspective
  • be aware of Manitoba’s K to 12 Education Action Plan and the Report of the Commission on K to 12 Education
  • be able to commit to a two-year term and attend virtual and/or in person meetings called at least four times a year
  • not be a current employee of the Manitoba government

Benefits

  • contribute to the continuous improvement of K to 12 education to better support student learning and well-being
  • raise and discuss critical issues in K to 12 education from a parent/caregiver perspective
  • gain new insight and experience in K to 12 system planning and operations
  • work alongside a diverse Council of key education stakeholder organizations, Elders and Knowledge Keepers, Indigenous rights holders, academics, Francophone stakeholders, students, and other government departments
  • formal recognition of participation in the council at the end of your term

Submission of Application — Steps

  • Step 1: Complete the PDF application form (Adobe PDF Document 239 KB). For optimal use of this PDF form, download it to your digital device and complete it using Adobe Acrobat Reader or another Adobe Acrobat product. A free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded at https://get.adobe.com/reader/. Alternatively, you can print it off, complete it by hand, scan it and save it as a PDF.

  • Step 2 (OPTIONAL): If applicable, applicants are encouraged to complete the equity self-declaration section of the application form.

  • Step 3: Attach the PDFs of your completed application form and if applicable, any optional documents, and send them to Agencies Boards and Commissions at agenbrdcom@gov.mb.ca. Use “Manitoba Education Council – Application” for your subject line. In the body of your email, please include your name, phone number, and email address.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2022

Selection Process: After the application deadline, the Minister will review and evaluate the applications received. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Education Council Parent Application Form (Adobe PDF Document 239 KB)

Manitoba's K to 12 Education Council: FAQs (Adobe PDF Document 223 KB)