Karen Bruce, masters of Social Work student at the University of Manitoba
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When it comes to opportunities for education and learning, post-secondary schools in Winnipeg take it one step further by offering access programs, professional development opportunities and student support services to help ensure students successfully complete their studies.

Student awards also help facilitate this success. Receiving the Derek and Polly Riley Bursary allowed me to complete my bachelor of Social Work degree at the University of Manitoba’s William Norrie Centre without having to worry about finances.

My hope for the future is to graduate this spring with a Master’s of Social Work based in the Indigenous Knowledge degree, and to continue working with First Nations people.

Karen Bruce, Masters of Social Work student at the University of Manitoba

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Citizen Priorities

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

  1. Increase the number of high quality, affordable early learning services
  2. Increase supports for children experiencing developmental difficulties
  3. Increase access to early childhood parenting programs

EDUCATION AND LEARNING

  1. Improve affordability of post-secondary education
  2. Improve Indigenous youth high school completion rates and enrolment in post-secondary education
  3. Increase supports for students living in poverty

AVERAGE INCOME

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE
$
0
POST-SECONDARY GRADUATE
$
0
SOURCE: NATIONAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY, 2011

MANITOBA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES

OVERALL
77.2% - 2014
83.1% - 2016
INDIGENOUS
47.2% - 2014
58.4% - 2016
SOURCE: PROVINCE OF MANITOBA

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