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July 13, 2022

Manitoba Government Invests More Than $1.8 Million in New Projects under Teachers' Idea Fund

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Projects Demonstrate Creativity, Originality to Support High-Quality Education: Ewasko

The Manitoba government is investing an additional $1.8 million in new projects under the Teachers’ Idea Fund, Education and Early Childhood Learning Minister Wayne Ewasko announced today.

“Every day across Manitoba, skilled and dedicated teachers, education staff and school leaders support high-quality education and improve student outcomes through innovation,” said Ewasko. “The 19 additional innovative projects recently approved demonstrate the creativity, originality and sheer variety of the ideas our educators have put forward and are ready to work on to ensure the best education possible for Manitoba students.”

Launched in March 2021, the five-year, $25-million Teachers’ Idea Fund provides funding for innovative solutions that educators have created. These initiatives enhance classroom supports and improve student learning outcomes and well-being.

This funding brings the total projects approved to date to just over $7.8 million. The most recent approvals include:

  • medicine garden outdoor classroom at Shaftesbury School in Pembina Trails School Division;
  • providing schoolwide guidance support at Elwick Community School in Seven Oaks School Division;
  • transforming teaching in Seven Oaks School Division;
  • creating space for reconciliation at Rossburn Collegiate in Park West School Division;
  • Honouring Anishinaabe Wisdom, Kindles Success (HAWKS) at Strathclair School in Park West School Division;
  • First Teacher Family Partnership Program in Seven Oaks School Division;
  • Waywayseecappo Off-Campus School land-based and Ojibway language education in Park West School Division.
  • STEAM challenge at École John Henderson Middle School in River East Transcona School Division;
  • oral language and literacy skills – inquiry learning at Richer School in Seine River School Division;
  • reading and writing workshops at École Secondaire Neelin High School in Brandon School Division;
  • engaging families and parents at Dawson Trail School in Seine River School Division;
  • recovery learning model at Roseau Valley School in Border Land School Division;
  • improve literacy in kindergarten to Grade 5 students at Kelsey Community School in Kelsey School Division;
  • Indigenous learning space to foster land-based learning and reconciliation at Nelson McIntyre Collegiate in Louis Riel School Division;
  • library learning commons at Sherwood School in River East Transcona School Division;
  • creating connection through e-sports at Collège Lorette Collegiate in Seine River School Division;
  • community liaison support for creating classroom communities at Joseph Teres School in River East Transcona School Division;
  • alternative energy at Frontier Collegiate in Frontier School Division; and
  • implementation of land-based learning at Woodlawn School in Hanover School Division.

The minister noted the most recent intake of the Teachers’ Idea Fund applications in June focused on projects that promote mental health and well-being for students and educators. Applications are currently being reviewed and projects will be announced later this year.

“I was thrilled to see the significant number of applications through the most recent intake,” said Ewasko. “I want to thank all the educators and school staff who applied. Their commitment to fostering innovation in our education system and improving student outcomes is so encouraging for the future of education in this province.”

Further details on the Teachers’ Idea Fund are available at:

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