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Safe Grad Seminar, Saturday, November 19, 2022 (Victoria Inn, Winnipeg)

This informative half-day seminar equips schools and graduation committees with pertinent information to plan and host an enjoyable and incident free graduation celebration. Presentations offered at the seminar include planning a Safe Grad, an overview of the committee’s responsibilities under the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba’s Control Act and a review of the Liability Insurance Coverage and Application process required of every school hosting a Safe Grad celebration. Details will be sent to schools in the fall.

Safe Grad & COVID-19 Update (March 16, 2022)

Safe Grad Manitoba would like to notify all Safe Grad Parent Committees that we are anticipating a return to ‘near normal’ Safe Grad programs for 2022. This means that Safe Grad Committees can plan for June graduations and to organize celebrations for the graduates of the Class of 2022.  We will be closely monitoring any Public Health changes and will provide any updates on this site. All Safe Grad applications will be accepted; however, to ensure we are compliant, the approval process will be delayed to ensure committees are not in violation of any Public Health Orders in place at the time of the event.

Questions or concerns may be directed to the Safe Grad email safegrad@mbschoolboards.ca. For any safe grad committee that would like to have an in-person or virtual meeting with the Chair of Safe Grad, please reach out to make the necessary arrangements.


In 1981, several provincial organizations began a program to deal with problems related to high school graduation. In the previous five years, several grad-night incidents had occurred: deaths, automobile accidents, boating-related injuries and driving and alcohol-related charges. Provincial and city police, ambulance services, hospital emergency wards and parents faced the end of June with uneasiness as tragedies resulting from high school graduation continued to increase.

These organizations began their work by looking at graduations throughout Manitoba and Saskatchewan and finding a process that would provide a safe celebration. That safe celebration, known as Safe Grad, is now widely accepted and is an integral part of graduation in nearly all Manitoba high schools.

Each year there is a Safe Grad planning seminar to assist parents, students and school administration in planning their graduation celebration.