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April 28, 2021

Government Seeks Participants for New Provincial Curriculum Advisory Panel

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Call to Action for Updating Curriculum Framework: Cullen

The Manitoba government is setting up a Provincial Curriculum Advisory Panel that will provide input on the development of a framework for curriculum to advance education as part of the Better Education Starts Today (BEST) strategy, Education Minister Cliff Cullen announced today.

“Manitoba’s last curriculum framework was developed more than 25 years ago,” said Cullen. “Now is the time to ensure we have a wide variety of voices heard on where we can improve literacy, numeracy and creativity, instill best practices in instruction and assessment, and create a curriculum that reflects the diversity of Manitoba’s communities.”

The Provincial Curriculum Advisory Panel will provide input into the direction of the provincial curriculum and develop a new provincial curriculum framework that includes clear and measurable standards for what students are expected to learn. A new framework will set out the vision, principles, skills, knowledge and values that are transferable across areas of learning and into life/work and empower students to take responsible actions as they contribute to a just, inclusive and sustainable society.

It will support best practices in instruction and assessment, enhance Indigenous perspectives, and embed literacy and numeracy within subject areas. The framework will result in consistency for future kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum development, and contributes to the BEST pillars of student success – high-quality learning and outcomes, and future ready students.

“The new panel will be up to 15 members from a broad representation of individuals and organizations including students, parents, educators, school and system leaders, Indigenous partners and community stakeholders to draw on a wide range of perspectives and skills,” said Cullen. “We have had over 350 individuals apply through the expression of interest and we look forward to receiving more input from those who want to get involved.”

Members of the panel will be identified through an expression of interest (EOI). Individuals who have submitted an EOI do not need to reapply. Interested individuals can submit applications until May 7. Members will serve for a term from May 2021 to June 2022. Future terms will be determined based on need. The Curriculum Advisory Panel Terms of Reference and EOI application is at

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