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Interdivisional Student Services

March 18, 2024

Winnipeg School Division, on behalf of the Province of Manitoba, provides education support programs for students from across the province who are clients or patients of various Winnipeg-area facilities. The provincial government provides funding to cover the total cost of salaries, supplies, administration, professional development and any substitute teachers that may be required.

  1. Educational Services for Medical Inpatients – Children’s Hospital Program – Health Sciences Centre
    Two teachers and an Educational Assistant support school-aged patients that are hospitalized or chronically ill that require frequent visits to the hospital. The teachers provide individualized instruction and appropriate bridging to their home schools to facilitate successful transitions from the hospital setting back to school. 
  2. Child & Adolescent Mental Health Program Out-Patient Services – Health Sciences Centre
    Provides consultations, assessments and observations to support the treatment plans of students who are experiencing emotional or behavioural concerns as well as symptoms of Mental Health disorders including Anxiety. The two teachers in collaboration with members of the multi-disciplinary HSC teams, recommends educational programming to schools, community agencies and parents/caregivers. Centralized Intake processes referrals of school aged children to the various services: OMHS, ADSCY, I-CATS, CL (Consult Liaison) and CAAS.
  3. Eating Disorders Clinic Classroom – Adolescent Day Hospital Program – Health Sciences Centre
    One teacher and an Educational Assistant support students who are enrolled and admitted into the Day Hospital Program (PZ1) and receive therapeutic interventions on a daily basis for eating disorders. There is a maximum of seven students attending this treatment program. The education program goals are to continue their academic programming which is facilitated by the Eating Disorders teacher who maintains on-going communication and consultation with home school personnel. The teacher also provides appropriate bridging to the community school to facilitate a successful transition from the hospital setting when they are discharged from the Eating Disorders Program. Individualized programming support is offered in both French and English.
  4. Child & Adolescent Psychiatry In-patient Classrooms – Psych Health Building – Health Sciences Centre
    One teacher and one Educational Assistant support school-aged patients in the locked Child & Adolescent Psychiatric wards (PY1 North and PY1 South). Students are chronically ill and frequently return to this hospital site in order to manage their psychiatric and/or mental health issues. The program goal is to provide instruction and social/emotional support during their hospitalization, providing a "normalized" school setting in preparation for their transition back to their community school placement.
  5. Villa Rosa Classrooms – Villa Rosa
    This educational team supports pre and post-natal female residents or day students who lack supports in their respective communities. There are three teachers as well as an Educational Assistant to provide in-person programming on-site at Villa Rosa. Staff assist the female students to continue their course work or upgrade skills through individualized instruction to support them in the completion of the requirements for a Provincial High School Diploma. The department head facilitates intake and transition back to their school community programs if applicable. Indigenous Programming is embedded into the curricula and additional Indigenous programming that includes nutrition, guest instructors and experiential learning is supported. Visual Arts programming, promoting Healthy Lifestyles and sewing skills are also cornerstones of the program as well.
  6. Women’s Shelters – Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin (Wisdom) and Willow Place (Sunrise)
    The two largest women's shelters in Manitoba: Willow Place and Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin support women and their children from across Manitoba, First Nations Communities and other provinces. The school-aged children residing with their mothers participate in daily academic programming. The average length of stay is one month. The goal of the program is to support students in maintaining their educational progress during a time of family crisis. Each site is staffed by a full-time teacher, who is responsible for providing instruction for students from Kindergarten to Grade 8.
  7. SOURCE (Supporting Opportunities Utilizing Recreation, Community & Education)
    SOURCE is a community-based program supporting youth between the ages of 16 to 21 on supervised order, residing in Winnipeg (for at least one month before referral to the program) and not currently accessing educational programming. Students who have been involved with Child and Family Services previously or currently are a priority. The staffing for 2022-23 includes two teachers, two Educational Assistants and a Clinical Support Services/Social Worker (.83) that support in-person learning at off-site locations: The Link – Youth Resource Centre and Sergeant Tommy Prince Place (City of Winnipeg facility).
  8. Neurodevelopmental Service – Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre services within Shared Health
    The two NDS support teachers and a .20 Speech Language Pathologist work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary NDS service team members to support clients/students ages 5 to 17 years of age with complex neurodevelopmental issues. The NDS support teachers provide observations, assessments, consultations and/or written recommendations to community schools to support appropriate educational programming needs of referred students. The teachers also provide consultations to MATC staff regarding school related functions. The goal is to provide specific recommendations of educational interventions and/or accommodations for the referred students. Additionally, the support teachers provide staff development and training workshops for school staff who work with these clients/students across the province upon request and share learning resources with school teams. 
  9. Community Child & Adolescent Treatment Service (CCATS) – MATC 
    The support teacher will work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary CCATS service team members to support children and youth (ages 6 to 17) who are experiencing emotional, behavioural or psychiatric challenges. The CCATS support teacher will conduct in-school student observations and/or assessments, attend Systems meetings as required and consult with community school personnel. The teacher provides consultations to MATC staff regarding school related functions. The goal is to provide interventions, appropriate accommodations, and/or written recommendations for referred clients/students to be more successful in an educational setting. The delivery of presentations to professionals and/or parents will be facilitated upon request.
  10. Tourette Syndrome Service (TSS) – MATC
    The teaching complement includes one full-time Special Education Resource teacher and one full-time Counsellor to provide educational support to students throughout Manitoba, who are clients of MATC Tourette Syndrome Service. The teachers work collaboratively with the TSS/MATC team to ensure referred clients are successful in their community schools by providing observations, consultations and school-based recommendations. The teachers also provide consultations to MATC staff regarding school related functions. They also facilitate professional development training sessions to increase awareness of Tourette Syndrome, thus increasing the capacity of teachers to provide appropriate intervention strategies and accommodations for students diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome within the school system. 
  11. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Services – MATC
    The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Service (ADHD) teacher works collaboratively with the MATC-ADHD service team members. The support teacher provides assessments, observations and educational recommendations to support children and adolescents between the ages of 6 to 17 years who are clients of MATC-ADHD. The teachers also provide consultations to MATC staff regarding school related functions. Telehealth consultations can also be provided to those schools that are located outside the boundaries of Winnipeg. The support teacher also facilitates training workshops to educate school personnel on appropriate intervention strategies and accommodations to support students diagnosed with ADHD. 
  12. Montcalm School – Intensive Community Reintegration Service (ICRS) & Intensive Treatment Service (ITS)
    Services include the Intensive Community Reintegration Service (ICRS) and the Intensive Treatment Service (ITS), which is a hospital based in-patient service located at the MATC 120 Tecumseh site. The Montcalm Department Head supports students in both services and provides programming. 
    The ICRS service provides support to students ages 10 to 17 and is staffed with one classroom teacher and two Educational Assistants. The Montcalm Department Head and/or ISS support teachers from referring MATC/HSC services support ICRS students transitioning back to their community schools. Educational Assistant may also be provided to support student transitions if required.
    The ITS service is staffed with one classroom teacher, one Educational Assistant and serves students aged 12 to 17 years of age. Intake and Transition support for ITS students is provided by the Montcalm Department Head. The teacher provides individualized supports that correspond to the specific psychiatric plans developed for each student. Student specific planning aligns with Manitoba curricular outcomes to ensure students can maintain their educational progress and obtain high school credits if applicable. 
  13. Youth Justice Educational Intake Initiative.
    Youth Justice Transition support teachers assist referred students transitioning from the Manitoba Youth Centre (MYC) and Agassiz Youth Centre (AYC) with a .33 Reading Clinician supporting student assessments. The YJEII transition teachers use My Blueprint with students and follow-up on all referred youth. These teachers work collaboratively with Justice personnel (ISSP, Bail Workers, Judges, FASD, Probation Officers, MYC and AYC teachers). They also support metro schools, Student Services Administrators, outside agencies, MATC, and families with the goal of transitioning youth back successfully to community schools and/or vocational work placements upon their release.

Programs Funded by Winnipeg School Division: Tutoring Services 
Winnipeg School Division provides Tutoring Services for students who are homebound due to a lengthy illness or while a student is waiting for placement in a specific program. Tutoring Services are not intended to be used as an alternative program to a school placement but rather as an interim measure until the student can return to a suitable school/ program.

All requests for Tutoring Services are to be forwarded to the Cluster Director with a copy of the Student Specific Plan (IEP, IEPLP, AEP, BIP) for review and approval if available.

Tutoring Services are available to students for the following reasons:

  • Medical (Physical)
  • Medical (Anxiety)
  • Behavioural - Severe behavioural concerns and waiting for determination of appropriate placement.

Tutoring Services are fully funded by Winnipeg School Division and serves only students within WSD boundaries.

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