Manitoba Education Student Advisory Council

Purpose

Manitoba students are at the heart of our education system and their opinions should play an important role in the decisions that affect them. A priority action in the Better Education Starts Today: Putting Students First strategy, which was released on March 15, 2021, is the establishment of the Student Advisory Council, which will enable youth to contribute their voice in shaping our education system in Manitoba.

Composition

The Student Advisory Council consists of up to 20 students, aged 14 to 18, with diverse interests, identities, backgrounds, and perspectives from across Manitoba. Council members will provide insights and advice to the Minister of Education regarding current and emerging issues and topics that relate to Manitoba Kindergarten to Grade 12 students.

Term

Students are members of the Student Advisory Council for a 12-month term starting in August 2021 and ending in August 2022.

Eligibility

Council members will

  • be Manitoba residents
  • be between 14 to 18 years of age as of September 1, 2021
  • represent the diversity of Manitoba students
  • be knowledgeable about issues related to education
  • have the ability to work with other people and on a team
  • be approachable and effective communicators
  • engage in respectful, open discussions, and be accepting of differing viewpoints
  • not be employed by the Manitoba government
  • be willing to serve for a one-year term

How to Apply

Step 1: Complete the pdf application form. You may download and save the form as a pdf to your digital device, and complete it using Adobe Acrobat. Alternatively, you can print it off, complete it by hand, scan it, and save it as a pdf.

Step 2: Have your parent/guardian fill in the permission form.

Step 3: Attach the application form and permission form (if applicable) to an email and send it to [email protected]. In the body of your email, please include your name, phone number, and email address. Use “Manitoba Education Student Advisory Council” for your subject line.

Applications are due May 10, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

Application Form

Parent/Guardian Consent Form

Selection Process

After the application deadline of May 10, 2021, Manitoba government Agencies, Board and Commission will review and evaluate the applications received.