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Message from the President

I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself.  My name is Jennifer Monaster and I am your new Mante President.  I have worked in St. James – Assiniboia School Division for 15 years, currently at John Taylor Collegiate.  I also have spent 10 years working in the Continuing Education office.  As your full time President, I will be able to pursue more initiatives and will be available to the membership on a daily basis.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  My hours of availability are Monday to Friday 8:00 am. – 2:30 pm.  I can be reached by phone at 204-831-2397, through the Mante Association email; or through divisional email,  If you are sending anything through divisional mail, send it to the attention of Jenn Monaster @ Continuing Education.


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PD Committee

The MANTE PD Committee encourages members to attend Professional Development.

The PD fund allows members to access $2500 every three years to attend conferences, on-line courses etc.

Information and application forms are on the MANTE webpage.

This is a list of the PD taken by members in the last year.

We will endeavor to update the list as members attend other PD sessions/conferences.

  1. See Me Beautiful Conference for Educators and Parents of children with Down Syndrome
  2. First Aid/CPR
  3. Responding to Indigenous Specific Racism – Online course
  4. Council for Exceptional Children
  5. Autism Beyond Limits – 0nline
  6. Mindfulness and Compassion Global Summit
  7. The Association for Special Education Technology Conference (Ontario)
  8. Anti-Racism Award of Achievement Program – Online
  9. Introductory French
  10. 10.Relate Programs Favorite Communications Strategies for Supporting Autism

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Absence Codes

Absence Code Clarifications

EAD-Ed. Asst Day: These are the inservice days you do not work . The number of days change year to year.

You should have submitted them to your supervisor by Sept 9 2022.

New employees should select, submit and enter their respective days as soon as possible.

You need to enter them as absences in the Atrieve system as well and should be entered as soon as possible.

 Spd 1: This code is used if you are attending a school initiated PD session where the school  is paying for your sub costs if they are required.  

Spd 2 :This code is used if you are attending a school initiated PD session where no sub is required

Spd 4: This code is used when you are attending a PD session and the MANTE PD fund has paid for the  session.

This is the most frequent absence code MANTE staff would be using when attending PD sessions.


The Feb 3 2023 inservice day is no longer a mandatory EA PD Day.

It is now available to be one of the three days EAs do not have to work.

If you wish to change one of  your selected three days please contact your administrator


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Executive Members

President                          Jennifer Monaster

Vice President                  John Izzard

Treasurer                           Robyn King

Secretary                            Cerys Hooper

Information Officer         Signy McIntyre

Board Office Rep              Rosemary Koltalo

EA Rep                               Jennifer Plesh

EA Rep                               Maggi Sawchuk

EA Rep                               Noah Reimer

Health & Welfare Rep     Maggi Sawchuk

Library Rep                       Jocelyn Oliver

Secretary Rep                   Kerry Fraser

Secretary Rep                  Wanda Prychitko

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Manitoba Association of Non-Teaching Employees


The Manitoba Association of Non-Teaching Employees (MANTE) was certified as the bargaining unit for all clerical employees of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division #2 on November 23, 1977.

We are currently an organization of approximately 400 members. At the school level we represent Educational Assistants, Program Assistants,  Library Technicians, Interpreter Tutors, Secretarial Staff, Computerized Notetakers and Behavior Intervention Specialists. At the Board Office and Maintenance we represent non-management Secretarial Staff including payroll, accounts payable/receivable and reception.

The objects and purposes of the Association are to unite into one organization all non-managerial employees, to act as a bargaining agent for employees, to regulate the relations between employees in an equitable manner and to maintain harmonious relations between the employers and the employees.

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