Middle Years Education in Manitoba: Improving Student Engagement

My Student in Middle Years: A Resource for Educators and School Leaders

Grants and Programs

Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning

The following grants are available for the Middle Years:

  • Indigenous Academic Achievement Grant supports a variety of programs that meet the needs of Indigenous students.
  • Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Categorical Grant supports schools and school divisions in their efforts to incorporate ESD into learning activities, operations, and programming.
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) Support Grant provides a basis for consistency, quality, equity, and flexibility in the delivery of EAL services in Manitoba.
  • French Second Language Revitalization Program is available to schools or school divisions that wish to revitalize French second language instruction and to not-for-profit organizations that offer relevant instructional support services.
  • Grants for French-Language Education are intended to assist school divisions with the implementation of the Français and French Immersion Programs and to support the successful delivery of French courses within the English Program.
  • Intensive Newcomer Support (INS) Grant is intended to help school divisions develop specialized programming for newcomer youth from war-affected or refugee backgrounds with EAL and literacy needs as a result of significantly disrupted schooling. The grant may be used in addition to the EAL Support Grant.
  • Arts Education Grant of up to $500 help schools engage professional musicians to work with students and teachers in projects that encourage students to express themselves through the creation and sharing of their art through music, visual arts, dance or dramatic arts.

Manitoba Children and Youth Opportunities

  • Manitoba Youth Job Centres (MYJC) provide community-based summer employment referral services throughout rural and northern Manitoba. Local employers, as well as students from age 12 to 29, receive free assistance matching qualified job seekers with summer employment. The centres provide students with important information and education on career development and employment-related skills such as labour regulations, workplace health and safety, resumé preparation, interview assistance, and job-search techniques. Offices are open from mid-May to August each year.
  • Odd Job Squad Program (For Students and Youth Ages 12 to 16) is a casual labour program for 12- to 16-year-olds operated by rural MYJC offices. The program provides supervised first-work and volunteer experiences for young people looking to gain hands-on career-related skills and experience—experience that will help them build their resumés to get their first jobs. Odd Job Squad participants take part in activities such as car washes, Canada Day window painting, kids’ carnivals, and other casual work activities. To join your local Odd Job Squad, contact any rural MYJC office. 

Manitoba Healthy Schools

  • Healthy Schools Grant advances comprehensive school health by supporting projects that enhance health and wellness among school-aged children and youth to create sustainable healthy school communities. The grant enables school communities to infuse wellness into the culture of their schools by focusing on the priority health topics of Healthy Schools. The Healthy Schools Grant is available for all schools in Manitoba, including public, independent (funded and non-funded), institutional, and First Nations Schools.

Manitoba Teachers' Society

  • Information about Manitoba Teachers’ Society grants is available at their website or by contacting MTS at 204-888-7961 or toll free at 1-800-262-8803.

Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection

  • The Aboriginal Arts Education Program provides financial assistance for culture-based arts education, training, and mentorship initiatives in order to enhance individual and community artistic development and to promote and preserve Indigenous cultures and heritages.