The Manitoba School Boards Association is a voluntary association of Manitoba’s public school boards. School boards pay an annual membership fee to access services and programs that help them fulfill their mandate of governing the public education system in their communities. The Manitoba School Boards Association’s policy direction is established by its membership through the resolutions process at its Annual Convention. Between Conventions, the Association is governed by an elected 11-member Provincial Executive. Each member of the Provincial Executive is a school trustee who currently serves on a Manitoba school board. The Provincial Executive is supported by the Association staff. The Association office is at 191 Provencher Boulevard in Winnipeg

The Manitoba School Boards Association provides a range of programs and services for school boards which otherwise might not be available or affordable to them individually, including:

  • labour relations
  • human resource management and provincial bargaining
  • risk management
  • trustee education
  • employee benefit plans
  • property and liability insurance
  • policy development

The Manitoba School Boards Association also provides a common voice with which Manitoba’s school boards can speak to governments or other organizations at the local, provincial, or national levels on issues of interest or concern.