2017 MAPC AGM & CONFERENCE enjoyed by all

The 2017 Annual General Meeting and Conference was held on May 5 & 6, 2017 at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre with Parent Advisory Councils from 11 school divisions in the province represented. Friday evening gave people the opportunity to connect with other parent groups and celebrate parental involvement in our province! "Community engagement" was at the heart of this year's conference and was an evident theme throughout the weekend. MAPC was elated to present an individual parent volunteer with the annual Judy Aiken Memorial Award as well as a Parent Advisory Council for their outstanding contributions this year! The evening capped off with a meaningful presentation by Duane Brothers, Ph.D. who is the superintendent for Louis Riel School Division.

MAPC would like to congratulate all the 2017 award recipients:

Salena Buchan, École La Vérendrye Community Council (Winnipeg School Division)
Recipient of the Judy Aiken Memorial Award

Border Valley School Parent Advisory Council (Garden Valley School Division)
Recipient of the Parent Council Recognition Award

Louis Riel School Division
Recipient of the Friend of MAPC Award

Paul Cuthbert
Recipient of the MAPC President's Award

Marilyn Kolody, MAPC Past-President
Recipient of the Lifetime Membership Award

The AGM on Saturday gave delegates  the opportunity to learn more about MAPC’s initiatives and strategic goals of the organization.  Saturday morning included a visit from the Honourable Ian Wishart , Minister of Education and Training, where he cordially hosted a Q and A session for parents.  MAPC would also like to acknowledge the generosity of our Sponsors, Displayers, Prize Donors and volunteers for helping ensure the 2017 MAPC conference was a success! 

Special thanks to Leading Supporter:
Interlake School Division

and Proud Supporters:

2017 Displayers and prize donators

Thank you also to the 2017 displayers: Canadian Red Cross, Farm to School Manitoba, Funding Change, Lamontagne Fundraising, Manitoba Healthy Food in Schools, Office of the Fire Commissioner, Playgrounds 'R Us, Playquest Recreation, and Safe Workers of Tomorrow and Sexuality Education Resource Centre of Maniotba.

And for our many prize donations from: A Little Pizza Heaven, Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, Canadian Museum of Human Rights, Dalnavert Museum, Elkhorn Resort, Spa and Conference Centre, Estate of D.L. Robinson, Folklorama, Fort Whyte Alive, Grand Prix Amusements, Heartland Archery, Jack Pott's Thrill Zone, Lamontagne Fundraising, Manitoba Egg Farmers, Manitoba Electrical Museum Education Centre, Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Mariaggi's Theme Suite Hotel, Rainbow Stage, Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, Saint Boniface Museum, School District of Mystery Lake, SkyZone Indoor Trampoline Park, Thunder Rapids Family Fun Park, Tinkertown, U-Puttz Black Light Mini Golf, Valhalla Automated Spa, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

Your generous support is truly appreciated!

You can see the full 2017 AGM and Conference program here.

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor or prize donor for our 2018 Annual General Meeting and Conference? Are you interested in becoming a diplayer? Please contact the MAPC office for details.

See what attendees had to say about the 2017 Conference!

Call for Resolutions 2018 is now closed

Every year, parents serving on school councils discuss educational issues they want to see addressed by the Manitoba government. They record these ideas in “statements of intent” by submitting a resolution for change. Proposed resolutions are reviewed by Manitoba Association of Parent Councils’ (MAPC) membership and voted on at our Annual General Meeting. If passed, these resolutions become part of MAPC position statements. New position statements are submitted to the Minister of Education and Advanced Learning for review and used to promote our position with other decision makers in Manitoba’s education system.

Your Parent Advisory Council must be a current MAPC member in good standing to propose a resolution). Please click here to download the guidelines to assist your PAC in making a submission.

The deadline for submitting a resolution is Friday, February 16, 2018.