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re-elect jamie dumont

Winnipeg School Division Ward 1

About jamie

I grew up in the Métis community of St. Laurent, Manitoba, and our family has lived in River Heights for almost 20 years now.  My kids attend the French immersion program at École J.B. Mitchell School and École Secondaire Kelvin High School, and my husband, Christian Wiste, teaches at École J.B. Mitchell School.  One of my favourite parts about being a school trustee over the last four years has been the chance to meet people at parent council meetings, school celebrations, and our divisional advisory council meetings.  I love connecting with people who reach out to me to talk about their priorities and concerns about our schools. 


After spending 15 years working in the public sector, I’m now happily self-employed as an economic development consultant.  This gives me a lot of flexibility to fulfill my role as your school trustee and to be available to parents and families in the community.  I also enjoy contributing to our community by volunteering – I’m currently the Chair of the Indigenous Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Women’s Health Clinic, member of the Indigenous Policy Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and facilitator for Circles for Reconciliation.  Outside of work and volunteering, I love spending as much time as possible with my kids, attending their busy schedule of activities and enjoying the outdoors. 


It has been an honour serving our school community over the past four years during my first term as Trustee for Ward 1 of the Winnipeg School Division.  The public response to Bill 64 was an incredible demonstration of how our community values local representation when it comes to setting the direction of our schools.  It’s important that our education system always reflects the priorities of our families, our schools, and our communities.  I will continue to advocate for strong and stable provincial funding for public schools that avoids cuts to the programs and services that our communities need and value.

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A Robust COVID-19 Recovery Strategy

  • Build and implement a recovery strategy that reflects the diverse learning needs of all students, meeting students where they’re at.

  • Using what we have learned to keep focussed on addressing the challenges that were highlighted by the pandemic and making sure that staff and students have the mental health supports they need.  

  • Address learning loss and strengthen student outcomes in reading, writing, and math, enriched by arts, physical education and outdoor learning.

  • Maximize learning opportunities using the new skills and technology that we invested in.

Increase Community Input and Collaboration

  • Increase two-way communication between the school board and community. Based on community feedback through our French Immersion District Advisory Council, I brought forward a motion that was passed by our board to explore student participation in French Immersion, and to strengthen recruitment of French teachers through innovative programming.

  • Strengthen dialogue between trustees, parents, teachers, support staff, and government.  This includes being available and accountable to parents and families and making information accessible to the community.

  • Work with community organizations as partners in education, including our newly created Indigenous Education, Newcomer Education, and Inclusive Education community committees, to explore more community-led solutions.  

Safe and Equitable Schools for Everyone

  • Ensure our schools reflect our communities, with policies and practices that support greater diversity in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of school staff and leadership.

  • Review current division policies and practices to increase student equity and foster a diverse learning environment that creates opportunities for success for all students.

  • Make sure all students, families and staff feel safe, welcomed, and proud of our schools.  During my first term I advanced a motion that was passed by the board to review all our school names to ensure that they align with the values of the Winnipeg School Division and will follow a community-led process for positive change if they don’t. 


Jamie is currently Vice-Chair of the Winnipeg School Division and has always played a very active role on the board.  Over the past four years she has held the following roles:

  • Chair of the Governance Committee, Building & Transportation Committee, Pension and Indigenous Education Ad Hoc Committee

  • Member of the Policy & Program Committee 

  • Member of the Finance & Personnel Committee 

  • Trustee Representative on the French Immersion District Advisory Council 

  • Trustee Representative on the South District Advisory Council 

  • Trustee Representative on the WSD/WTA Joint Committee 

  • Trustee Representative on the WSD/Winnipeg Police Services Joint Committee

  • Trustee Representative on the Education Equity Committee 

  • Trustee Representative on the Inclusive Education Advisory Committee


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