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The Manitoba Reading Association

"Preparing children for their literacy future is the most important work anyone can do."

The Manitoba Reading Association is a provincial council of the International Reading Association. MRA includes over 500 teachers, parents, students and others committed to the promotion of literacy and to the improvement of reading and writing instruction throughout Manitoba.

What We Do:

  • Provide In-Service opportunities for educators, parents, students, etc.
  • Network with other literacy organizations throughout the province.
  • Evaluate current and future instructional practises in the areas of literacy.
  • Hold one position on the selection committee for the Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Literacy.
  • Support the International Reading Association (IRA) by publicizing its worldwide literacy activities and by promoting its extensive selection of publications and brochures.
  • Sponsor an international literacy project annually .


If you are interested in getting involved in the Manitoba Reading Association we are looking for people to serve as members-at-large.

If you are interested please contact our President, Louise Duncan at  We look forward to having new members join us; it is worth the investment of time!

Registration Now Open

2017 Adolescent Literacy Summit
Critical Literacy: Challenge, Inspire, Empower

Register Now

April 12th and 13th 2017

Victoria Inn and Converence Centre
1808 Wellington Ave.
Winnipeg Manitoba

Visit the 2017 Adolescent Literacy Summit website here for program information and to register!



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Manitoba Reading Association

Accepting Submissions For:

The MRA Crocus Award for Literacy: Administrators

This award will be presented to exemplary administrators who have promoted literacy in their schools.

Guidelines for Administrators submission

The MRA Crocus Award for Literacy: Advocacy

This award will be presented to a person(s) other than a literacy educator who advocates for literacy within a local council’s region.

Guidelines for Advocacy submission


Deadline for submissions April 24, 2017

The MRA Crocus Award for Literacy Advocacy will be presented at MRA’s Awards Evening on May 31st, 2017.

Learn More About the Manitoba Reading Association

International Reading Council
International Reading Association

Upcoming Events TBA

Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg
Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg

I Love To Read Month

“I Love to Read” is a month long celebration that is held each year to encourage reading, writing, and sharing in the joy of literacy. This year’s theme is “Literacy for Joy and Justice”.

Cover Letter

Idea Calendar


Adrienne Gear
Reading Power

In this full-day session, Adrienne will explain the key concepts of Reading Power and the levels of understanding -from literal to interactive - as well as show how Reading Power strategies can be integrated into units of study.

Friday, March 3, 2017
9:00 - 3:30pm

Lunch Included

Holy Eucharist Church
460 Monroe Avenue
Winnipeg Manitoba

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RCGW Membership Brochure

RCGW Webite

Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians
Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians

Upcoming Events TBA


Pembina Escarpment Reading Council
Pembina Escarpment Reading Council

Upcoming Events TBA