Student Services

Planning with Partners – Protocols and Initiatives

It is our expectation that ongoing collaborative planning and information sharing between school divisions, partner departments and respective service jurisdictions will greatly improve educational outcomes for children. The following protocols and initiatives have been developed collaboratively to support students, schools and communities towards appropriate educational programming.

Protocol Children and Youth in Care
Briding to Adulthood: A Protocol for Transitioning Students with Exceptional Needs from School to Community
Working Together: A Parents Guide to Transition from School to Community Wraparound Protocol
Protocol: Youth Criminal Justice Act

Legislation, Standards and Policies

Other related Information:
Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 2nd Edition, Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI)

Wraparound Planning

(Formerly known as “Circle of Care Planning”)

Wraparound is a process for planning and individualizing supports for children and adolescents with severe to profound emotional and behavioural disorders or other complex disorders and their caregivers, whose needs span an array of service providers. Wraparound is not a set of services, but rather a process for meeting the complex needs of children/adolescents and their caregivers that involves the integration of multiple systems and the development of individualized plans of care.

In the Wraparound approach services and supports are "wrapped around" the child/adolescent and their caregiver(s) in that the child/adolescent and caregiver(s) are placed at the centre of the plan and their voice is paramount in identifying their individual and collective strengths, as well as identifying informal, statutory, and community based resources that may be required to meet their needs.

The Provincial Coordination of Services Committee (PCOS) oversees some of the training and implementation of the wraparound approach for students in schools. PCOS includes representatives from Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning, Justice, Family Services and Labour, and Health. PCOS also reviews student specific funding applications for the category of Level 3 Emotional Behavioural Disorders (EBD3).

Professional Learning Opportunities


General Enquiries
Inclusion Support Branch
Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning
Telephone: 204-945-7912
Toll Free in Manitoba: 1-800-282-8069, ext. 7912