Manitoba School Leadership Framework

Leadership Lens

The Leadership Lens provides the foundation for all leadership and is the base from which all school leadership flows. It sets the stage for school leadership and should be considered in the daily activities of school leaders.

School leaders lead through a Leadership Lens of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and of Truth and Reconciliation. This informs the skills, knowledge, and behaviours of principals and vice-principals as they lead their schools and commit to the success and well-being of all students.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Manitoba school leaders are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are related, and distinct concepts. Equity, diversity, and inclusionary mindsets and practices are necessary to achieve high-quality education for all students from every background and part of Manitoba.

Principals and vice-principals have a responsibility to pursue an equitable approach to education that involves identifying and eliminating barriers to positive learning experiences for all students.

Advancing inclusive, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive mindsets and practices creates safer and more caring and supportive learning environments for all students.

Truth and Reconciliation

Manitoba school leaders take action to advance the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, specifically Actions 55 (ii, iii) and 62 to 64.

They have a responsibility to ensure an Indigenous-inclusive education system is present in their schools, as articulated in the strategies of Mamàhtawisiwin: The Wonder We are Born With (2022):

  • authentic involvement
  • putting students at the centre
  • understanding world views, values, identities, traditions, and contemporary lifestyles
  • inclusive and culturally safe learning environment

Manitoba school leaders respect the spirit and intent of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and are mindful of the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ Calls for Justice.