The government of Manitoba has established a Provincial task force that will examine the correlation between poverty and education, and work in connection with the Province’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Education Minister Cliff Cullen made the announcement today poverty and education were highlighted as challenges in the Kindergarten to Grade 12 commission’s report.

“This group will support the implementation of strategies to improve engagement and outcomes for all students, and in particular, those who are living in low-income circumstances.”

Some areas of focus for the task force include access to food, technology, and transportation.