Why Strong Manitoba School Boards Matter

Notwithstanding discussions and concerns about recent provincial Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) test scores, or the importance of always looking for improvement, Manitoba has a high quality public school sys­tem that is… Read More

Education reviews must focus on kids

By Erika Shaker In January, Manitoba’s education minister Kelvin Goertzen announced the creation of a commission to review the provincial school system and propose a ‘“renewed vision for kindergarten to Grade 12 education,” to “ignite change” to existing… Read More

Failure to invest in post-secondary education puts Manitoban’s future in jeapardy

By Dele Ojewole First published in the Winnipeg Free Press Thursday April 4, 2019 At a time when other jurisdictions are finding ways to invest in post-secondary education (PSE) and healthcare, the Manitoba government is doing the opposite,… Read More

What is happening to public education in Manitoba?

By Molly McCracken School trustees are consulting with parents and stakeholders for this upcoming year’s school budgets while they seem to be under attack by the provincial government. Education Minister Goertzen had heated exchange with Winnipeg school trustees… Read More

Indigenous language revitalization and child care

By Binesi Boulanger Indigenous peoples have a troubled relationship with the systems that have been imposed by settler colonial populations. The imposition of education through the residential school system was devastating to Indigenous peoples, with the legacy living… Read More

Merchants Corner Grand Opening April 28

A community’s Vision Comes to Life Join us at this new community hub! Saturday, April 28  11am – 4 pm, 11:30 – 12:00 Greetings and remarks 541 Selkirk Ave.  

Government’s Directives is No Excuse: Labour rights prevail

By Janet Morrill First published in the Winnipeg Free Press February 9, 2018 On January 29, 2018, the Manitoba Labour Board issued its ruling in favour of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) in the unfair labour… Read More

Applying a Rural and Remote Lens to the KPMG Review

By Lonnie Patterson There has been much discussion and analysis of the KPMG Manitoba Fiscal Performance Review recently released by the provincial government. However, the potential impacts that will occur in rural and remote Manitoba communities, if some… Read More

Freeze to Squeeze

First published by CBC Manitoba online Saturday Oct. 29 By Jesse Hajer and Zac Saltis Governments have often turned to investments in higher education to generate hope and opportunity for young people and others seeking better jobs and… Read More

Public funding for education in Manitoba

Jon Young and Brian O’Leary Introduction1 High quality public schooling is an expensive commitment. In Manitoba the operating costs for the 2015-16 school year was $2.24 billion, which translates to an average per pupil operating cost of $12,537… Read More