Student Services Administrators' Association of Manitoba

Welcome to the provincial Student Services Administrators' Association of Manitoba (SSAAM) website.

Mission:  SSAAM is committed to providing provincial leadership and informed advocacy to support appropriate educational programming for all students.

 SSAAM accomplishes this mission through the implementation and expansion of:

  • collaborative professional learning communities
  • the use of validated, evidence-based practices
  • on-going partnerships

 SSAAM Beliefs

  • We believe that all students can learn.
  • We believe that a strength-based approach to learning is best practice.
  • We believe that all students have the right to be educated according to their diverse needs and that SSAAM is a leading advocate in ensuring inclusive and appropriate educational programming for all students.
  • We believe that collaboration and coordination in the provision of programs and services to all students and families is essential.
  • We believe that building relationships, as a community of learners, is fundamental to ensuring the well-being/well-becoming of all students as contributing members of society.
  • We believe that SSAAM advocates for best practices in education and facilitate opportunities for professional development and support of all its members.
  • We believe that SSAAM communicates its beliefs to other educators and to community partners and organizations.

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A Proud History of Service

Established in 1977, SSAAM is celebrating more than 40 years of working to improve the educational lives of children and youth with exceptional and special needs. SSAAM members are proud of what we have accomplished with our educational partners during that time.

The SSAAM executive looks forward to providing continued leadership in the area of special needs programming.


SSAAM membership is open to educators whose primary duties or responsibilities are in the area of student services, or who support other staff working with special education students.

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We Want to Hear from You

The SSAAM website is one of our strategic initiatives to share information and promote our organization. We have tried to make this website as inclusive as possible for visitors with disabilities.

If you have suggestions on how we could improve the website in this area, please contact us.

SSAAM Website Posting and Distribution Guidelines

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In the News

Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children Conference 2025

December 3, 2022

Thursday, February 27, 2025

Friday, February 28, 2025

More information to come.

SSAAM Success

Congratulations to all our award winners for their richly deserved 2023 SSAAM awards.

SSAAM Awards

SSAAM Resources

When resources become available following a professional development session, we'll be sure to post them here on our site for both members and non-members access.

SSAAM Resources

SSAAM Executive

Good luck to new SSAAM President Theresa Sanheim and the new 2024/2025 provincial executive as they carry on SSAAM's important work.

Provincial Committee