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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


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

  • Equity in the School System

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

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

  • Professionalization of EAL

  • Research on Emerging Issues

For more information about the work of NEC and to check out their research reports, head over to their website:

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