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Aboriginal Education & Newcomer Services

The Aboriginal Education & Newcomer Services department provides assistance to WSD administration and school staff in the development and implementation of initiatives to support Aboriginal education throughout Winnipeg School Division.

This includes:

  • Assessment of general system needs and specific needs of Aboriginal students and communities within the boundaries of Winnipeg School Division
  • Development of the WSD plan for Aboriginal Academic Achievement
  • Development of curriculum support materials
  • Acting as a liaison with outside groups
  • Assisting the Human Resources Department with the recruitment of staff, particularly those from ethnic and cultural minorities
  • Coordinating professional development activities pertaining to Aboriginal education.

Each school is required to include Aboriginal Academic Achievement outcomes and strategies as part of the annual school plan.

The Aboriginal Education & Newcomer Services department includes:

  • Two Aboriginal Education Consultants/Aboriginal Academic Achievement Support Teachers
  • Four Aboriginal Education Support Teachers (one per District)
  • One Aboriginal Cultural Advisor.

For information pertaining to specific Aboriginal education initiatives at your child’s school, please contact your child’s teacher or the school administrator(s).

Director of Aboriginal Education & Newcomer Services:
Rob Riel
1577 Wall Street East
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 2S5
Phone: 204-789-0468
Fax: 204-772-6464