E-Bulletin September 23, 2020



The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) program was launched in May 2019. CAIF returns funds collected through federal carbon pricing to the jurisdictions from which they originated. In Manitoba, the injection of over $5 million is assisting school boards to undertake projects to update ageing infrastructure, increase efficiencies, lessen schools’ environmental footprint and improve the environment for teaching and learning. Details on the impact of the program in Manitoba, where it is administered by the Manitoba School Boards Association, can be found in Environment and Climate Change Canada’s September 17 news release.


Since the last issue of this e-bulletin was published, there have been further changes to requirements around the electronic meeting of school boards. These changes, which were communicated to board chairs in a September 10 memo, enable the transition to fully electronic meetings of the board, if and when the public health situation warrants. Specifically, the government has suspended:

  1. until March 16, 2021, the requirement that trustees physically attend a board meeting at least every three months; and
  2. for the duration of the 2020-21 school year, the requirement that the board chair, a trustee, the superintendent and the secretary-treasurer (or designates) be present in the board’s meeting room during an electronic board meeting.

Full E-Bulletin here: Sept_23_2020.pdf