K-12 education review

The Review - UPDATE

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the release of the report of the Manitoba K-12 Education Review Commission, originally expected in March, has been postponed. Additionally, the Minister of Education has indicated that significant changes recommended in the report will not be implemented until the summer of 2021 at the earliest. We will update this timeline as information becomes available.

On January 23, 2019, the Manitoba government announced the appointment of a nine-member Commission to undertake a comprehensive review of the province’s K-12 education system. The mandate of the Manitoba Commission on Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education is to “carry out an independent review of the province’s K to 12 education system. Its goal will be improving outcomes for students, ensuring long-term sustainability and enhancing public confidence in our education system." Specifically, the Commission will:

  • propose a renewed vision for K to 12 education;
  • make recommendations that inspire excellence in teaching and learning, and ignite positive, progressive change in existing systems, structures and programs; and
  • look at the K to 12 system as a continuum that takes an integrated, lifelong approach to learning, with strong links between early learning, post-secondary education and labour market success.

Visit the Commission's website for additional information.

Getting Involved - Keep the Conversation Going

The public consultation process (public workshops and hearings, submission of written reports, and completion of online surveys) has now ended. There were 62 briefs presented to the Commission. Click here (Brief #43) to view the association’s submission. The Commission is now focusing on developing its recommendations, which will be contained in a report to the Minister of Education and Training expected in February 2020.

While the formal education review consultation period has ended, the need for conversations about public education continues. Throughout the provincial election campaign and beyond, school boards and the association will continue to engage with communities and advocate in support of local voices and local choices in education decision-making . . . because schools belong to communities.

Repository of submissions to the Commission



Key Dates

February - May 2019:
Online engagement and public and statekholder meetings - now closed

June 2019 - January 2020:
Analysis and formulation of recommendations

February 2020:
Recommendations for the Minister of Education and Training

March 2020:
Public release


Talking About K-12 Review
Ed Commission NR (ENG)
Ed Commission NR (FR)
K12 Review-Public Discussion Paper (ENG)
K12 Review-Public Discussion Paper (FR)
K12 Review-Public Discussion Summary (ENG)

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