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

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 Eric Sagenes at esagenes@mbteach.org

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

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

Union Learning Grants

The Manitoba Teachers’ Society is committed to supporting the leadership development and professional learning of its members. The MTS Union Learning Grant provides the opportunity for teachers to build their knowledge and skills in labour relations and unionism through professional learning opportunities.

This grant is intended to support mentorship and professional learning so that our members understand their potential paths to leadership roles in their Locals.

Funding Parameters:

Funds may be used to cover the cost of conferences, short courses or workshops: up to $2,500.

Eligible costs are registration fees, travel and accommodation (if required).

Intake Dates:

Two rounds of grants will be awarded each year. Grants will be awarded until budgeted funds are exhausted.

First round: Applications are due January 30, 2023

Second Round:  Applications are due March 31, 2023 (If funds are still available)

Note: Priority funding will be given to members from equity seeking groups.

Application form available here for 2023

Youth Service Grants – Applications Closed

Want to do more for the people in your community? Could you and your students create something unique that would make a real difference for those affected by poverty, racism or one of countless other social justice issues?

Yes, you can make that difference with a Manitoba Teachers’ Society Youth Service Grant (YSG) of up to $1,000. It’s our way to help you empower students to make change and develop socially conscious young leaders.

Each grant is approved and funded by the Society and can be focused on racism, poverty, the environment, 2SLGBTQIA+ issues or a social justice issue of your choice. It can dovetail perfectly with your youth in philanthropy, community and social activism student groups.

You can keep us – and your colleagues across the province – updated by social media posts along the way.

Every YSG:

  • is focussed on anti-racism, anti-poverty or a social justice issue of your choice,
  • has a quick turnaround (a maximum of 90 days),
  • incorporates a service component,
  • directly benefits your community, and
  • is not affiliated with any political party.

To be eligible the project must:

  • be led and created by K-12 youth from any public school in Manitoba – under the guidance of their teacher(s),
  • be self-initiated,
  • start and finish in 90 days or fewer,
  • have a positive impact on the community,
  • have a service component or activity,
  • be documented with reasonable frequency on social media,
  • be summarized in a final report within 15 days of project completion – with receipts from all purchases, and
  • be carried out safely by following all Manitoba public health guidelines and policies specific to your school division.

The project cannot:

  • solely be a fundraiser or generate profit for the students hosting the project or an organization,
  • charge a fee/ticket or request mandatory donations to access the project,
  • pay an honorarium to youth or their family members or the core volunteer team,
  • be affiliated with a political party (all projects must be non-partisan),
  • use funds to cover purchase prior to project approval.

Applicants must:

  • identify an issue, propose a solution and implement with their communities,
  • donate any equipment bought for use during the project to your school or a community organization after the project is finished,
  • submit a mandatory report, including expense receipts to The Manitoba Teachers’ Society within 15 days of completing your project.

Note: Grant funds will only be released upon receipt of report and receipts.

NOTE: All funds for MTS YSGs will flow directly to supervising teachers.