Each year The Manitoba Teachers’ Society makes funds available for projects by members and local associations for professional development and public relations.

Community Investment Grants

Every Community Investment Grant is focussed on supporting anti-racism and anti-poverty work that involves more than a financial request. All projects should include ways to build sustainable relationships and partnerships.

What is Community Investment?

Community Investment (CI) refers to collaborations, partnerships, and initiatives intended to impact social change and align activism with union values. The Manitoba Teachers’ Society is committed to creating intentional and purposeful relationships with grassroots, community-based, and national organizations to promote equity and systemic change.

What is the Community Investment Grant Program?

The Community Investment grant program provides grassroots and community-based groups with access to some financial assistance as well as connecting MTS staff, teachers and community to projects that address racism and support poverty reduction.

The Community Investment Grant cannot:

Be solely financial or the sole source of funding for any organization. Be affiliated with a political party (all projects must be non-partisan). Used to cover expenses or purchases prior to project approval.

Application form available here for 2022-23

Collaborative Learning Team Grants

The Manitoba Teachers’ Society is committed to supporting collaborative learning teams with grant funding. These grants support teacher-initiated professional learning that focuses on problems of practice to improve instruction and ultimately student learning. These projects will take the form of action research and/or study groups.

A facilitator will provide support and guidance to the collaborative learning team at three of their meetings, as well as throughout the inquiry process. This will include refining a study focus, looking at current research, developing a plan, reflecting and analyzing information collected, and preparing a plan to share the research.

The deadline for Collaborative Learning Team Grant applications is Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

Grant Guidelines 

Grant Application FormDeadline is Tuesday, October 25, 2022. 

Member Impact Form

CL Facilitator Application Process

Meet our CL Facilitators Team

For further information, please contact Sascha Epp at sepp@mbteach.org

Local Executive Training Workshop Grants

The purpose of Executive Training Workshops is to develop skills needed to enhance the function of the Local Executives as a whole. The application for a workshop must be approved by the Local Executive and signed by the President.

The deadline for Local Executive Training Workshops Grant application is October 15, 2022.

Executive Training Workshops application for 2022-2023

Public Relations Grants

The Manitoba Teachers’ Society is once again offering a Public Relations Grant Program aimed at helping associations that want to initiate a new PR project.

This year, The Manitoba Teachers’ Society offers three different Public Relations Grants to locals wanting to launch a new public relations project. They are:

  • Trustee Elections Grant (Election date is Oct. 26)
  • Internal Public Relations Grant
  • External Public Relations Grant

The deadline for Trustee Elections Grant applications is Friday, June 10, 2022.

The deadline for Internal and External applications is Friday, October 14, 2022.

Printable Public Relations grant application for 2022-2023