UNESCO Canadian Commission (Manitoba Schools)

RTAM partners with UNESCO Canadian Commission

The Retired Teachers Association of Manitoba (RTAM) is proud to announce a new partnership with UNESCO Canadian Commission and their school based programs here in Manitoba. Our goal in the partnership is to grow awareness about UNESCO schools and programs, promote their need for volunteers to work with students here in province, and how RTAM will promote those opportunities to our members for the next two years through our various media platforms and channels. Come back often for updates on programs and volunteer opportunities.

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Filmed during the UNESCO Schools National Conference in Winnipeg, the video presents the UNESCO Schools Network in Canada. Students and educators collaborate on common themes and projects focusing on global citizenship, sustainable development and reconciliation. Members share with us the rich and diverse experiences from within the network.


Click here to view a list of current UNESCO Canada schools found in Manittoba.

A message from UNESCO Canada (Manitoba) and Linda Connor (Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning)

Greetings from the UNESCO Schools Network!

Locally, nationally, and internationally, UNESCO Schools network together to "create a culture of peace" in school communities. Established by the United Nations in 1953, the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) Schools Network was created. Manitoba was the first province in Canada to initiate the UNESCO Schools Network in 2002 with 5 schools; there are currently 29 in Manitoba from the English, French and French immersion programs, and, nationally, the network has grown to 130 schools in 9 provinces and 1 territory. UNESCO schools are part of an international network of 12, 500 schools in 182 countries.

Each year, our Manitoba UNESCO Schools network with administrators, educators and students as "laboratory of ideas" for themes connected to curriculum, such as Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Sustainability. One exemplary network initiative was the book, Answering the Calls: A Child's View of the 94 Calls to Action. This year, we are working to create Stories of Place, and the Place of Stories/Histoire de lieux, lieux d’histoire. This initiative will have schools connect to the significance of the land on which their school is located - past, present and future- and create story maps which will be featured on the ESRI ArcGIS Education site. Schools will also be sending representatives to a National UNESCO Schools Conference at York University in Toronto in April where they will have the opportunity to be part of Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) workshops.

Being part of the UNESCO Schools Network builds upon a whole-school approach to enrich the knowledge and understanding of our world, locally, nationally, and internationally.

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