Education and Training

The Fédération provinciale des comités de parents du Manitoba (FPCP) is a non-profit organization established by and for parents in 1976. It represents and advocates for the interests of Francophone parents and parent committees. The Centre de ressources éducatives à l'enfance (CRÉE) and its Mini-centres are managed by the FPCP. The CRÉE is a documentation centre providing resources and programs for families as well as French-language school and preschool groups in Manitoba. The FPCP is also active in child care, where it represents, supports and advises key players in this sector and offers training programs.

The Division scolaire franco-manitobaine no 49 (DSFM) was established in 1994. As of 2008, it oversees 23 schools attended by 4,400 students, from kindergarten to grade 12, in 15 rural Francophone communities and four urban sectors.

The Commission scolaire franco-manitobaine (CSFM) is made up of 11 commissioners representing the four regions in the Division scolaire franco-manitobaine (DSFM). Those commissioners are legally responsible for the global management of the Division scolaire franco-manitobaine (DSFM).

The role of the Direction des ressources éducatives françaises (DREF) is to develop and provide learning materials to teachers from kindergarten to grade 12 in French-language and immersion schools, English-language schools where the basic French program is taught, employees of the Department of Education, Citizenship and Youth as well as the public at large.

There are French-language preschool services in 10 rural Francophone communities, and five in the urban Winnipeg region.

The Coalition francophone de la petite enfance du Manitoba brings together the Fédération provinciale des comités de parents (FPCP), the Division scolaire franco-manitobaine (DSFM), the Société franco-manitobaine and Enfants en santé Manitoba. A steering committee coordinates the activities of the Coalition and its partners in the following fields of intervention: literacy/numeracy, parental skills/nutrition, exogamy, training, linguistic and cultural vitality, multi-disciplinary services/early detection and reseach/studies. One of the Coalition's projects pertains to the Centres de la petite enfance et de la famille (Child care and family centres).

There are now eight Centres de la petite enfance et de la famille (CPEF) in Manitoba : two in Winnipeg and six in rural Francophone communities. The CPEF is a centre which develops and offers a complete and consistent series of programs and services aimed at the needs of Francophone children aged 0 to 6 years in every aspect of their development.

The Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface (CUSB), an affiliate of the University of Manitoba, is the oldest postsecondary education establishment in the Canadian West, having celebrated 190 years in 2008. The Collège is a postsecondary institution offering both general and specialized university programs, as well as professional and technical formation. Its goal is to provide quality French-language education for its students, thus contributing to the linguistic, cultural, economic and social development of the Francophone and Francophile communities in Manitoba and Canada.

Pluri-elles, a non-profit organization, offerts resources for personal and professional growth. The programs and services cover a variety of sectors, including education, training, economy, culture, health and social services.