Summer announcements, best wishes
Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 13/07/2022 (322 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The familiar buzz of mosquitoes, the hum of lawnmowers and the beautiful landscapes filled with blooming flowers welcomes the summer season. June was a busy and exciting month. Graduates celebrated with family and friends, school tours to the legislative building resumed and we finished another legislative session.
This session saw a total of 33 bills passed and I would like to highlight some recent announcements made by our provincial government.
First, more than $20 million is being allocated to build on previous investments in strengthening student support and learning across kindergarten to Grade 12 schools in the upcoming school year. This funding will help schools continue to address student learning with a focus on re-engaging students whose learning has been most disrupted during the pandemic. In response to consultations with school divisions across the province and as part of the government’s implementation of Manitoba’s K to 12 Education Action Plan, this $20-million fund will prioritize investments in literacy and numeracy, mental health and well-being, student re-engagement, and additional supports for students with diverse learning needs. In addition to the $20 million in funding, $3 million has been dedicated toward Teachers’ Idea Fund proposals that emphasize mental health and well-being. This includes initiatives that focus on social and emotional learning and provide enhanced mental health resources and support for the students and staff in schools.
Second, Minister of Education Wayne Ewasko, along with Karina Gould, federal minister of families, children and social development, announced a joint investment in child care; nearly $37 million will be allocated to implement a wage grid that will support wage equity for the early childhood workforce in funded child-care facilities. This investment will support dedicated staff who provide high-quality care and early learning opportunities that promote positive early childhood development outcomes, setting the stage for the lifelong success for young Manitobans. The funding will allow non-profit child-care boards to develop fair, consistent and competitive wage scales for early childhood educators and child-care assistants across the province.
Finally, congratulations to the class of 2022 graduates on reaching this incredible milestone. This is such a joyous and momentous time in your life, and you should all be so proud of everything you have achieved thus far. Thank you to all the teachers, parents, staff and volunteers who helped graduates along their journey these many years. I wish all graduates success as they begin new chapters of their lives.
Summer invites everyone to visit the many local festivals, parades and communities. I’d like to wish you all a great summer and hope you can visit some of the many attractions Manitoba offers.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my constituency office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-794-8079.
Seine River constituency report
Janice Morley-Lecomte is the PC MLA for Seine River.