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NEWCOMER EDUCATION COALITION

Vision Statement: 

Welcoming, inclusive, and equitable schools where all students are respected and have the opportunity to flourish and achieve their social and educational goals in a culturally proficient, safe, and supportive environment.

Mission Statement: 

To work collaboratively with various stakeholders including community groups, settlement agencies, educational institutions, ethno-cultural communities, health & social service agencies and government to improve the educational outcomes of newcomer children and youth in the K-12 school system in Manitoba. This includes working to improve the success of newcomer children and youth in the areas of Literacy, Academics and Language (LAL), high school graduation and wellness, as well as ensuring that youth have the tools, supports and opportunities to pursue post-secondary education.

 

OUR LEADERS

Committed to the Cause

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KATHLEEN VYRAUEN

Co-Chair of Newcomer Education Coalition

Wild Flowers

TBD

Co-Chair of Newcomer Education Coalition

 

NEC'S KEY PRIORITY AREAS

  • Increased Involvement of Newcomer Parents in their Children’s Education

  • Specialized Supports for Older Youth with Interrupted Schooling or Limited Education

  • Professionalization of EAL

  • Equity in the School System

  • Increased Mental Health Supports for Newcomer Youth in Schools and Community.

  • Research on Emerging Issues