Connecting ELA Teachers

Manitoba Association of Teachers of English is all things English Language Arts (ELA), striving to help English teachers connect with one another, hone their craft, access ELA resources, and register for the MATE MTS PD Day each October. Become a member and join our mission.

1.Thanks for submitting K-12 poems from your students for our annual Pandora Poetry Contest. We’ve notified the students and teacher-mentors who earned top honours. We’ll post the grade level winners in late August in a document you can download.

2. Our MATE AGM happened in June. We’re happy to announce that we have a new Executive Secretary, Karina Fast, and a new Pandora Poetry Contest Lead, Bobbi Willetts. Thanks for stepping up and contributing to our ELA community. How exciting!

3. MATE MTS PD Day October 21 features keynote speaker Mary Kalantzis (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), a key influencer in developing our Manitoba ELA Curriculum Framework.  Watch for registration info on this site in late August.

Why Join MATE?


Consider connecting with our experienced MATE Mentors who are happy to share their ideas, strategies and expertise to aid you in your ELA journey and offer support for your classroom


Access a variety of online resources shared by MATE members that may enhance your lessons or add creative nuances to your classroom practices

Book Club

MATE offers a Book Club for those interested in building a community of readers who also like to discuss books with extra ELA flair. Watch announcements for Book Club Dates and Times

Join  MATE by completing the form below and we’ll get in touch with you.