"CEC is the leading voice for special and gifted education."

Through the vision and dedication of its nearly 45,000 members, CEC sets the standard for high quality education for children and youth with exceptionalities. The Council ensures the needs of children and youth with exceptionalities are met in educational legislation, establishes professional standards for the field, and develops initiatives to improve special education practice. And, CEC is known as THE source for information, resources, and professional development for special educators. Join CEC and become affiliated with special education professionals in Manitoba, Canada and internationally.

Please click here to access the CEC Membership page, and to apply online. CEC offers different types of membership as outlined below:

Premier Membership

(our most expansive package with exclusive benefits)

Full Membership

(offers all of the benefits of Basic membership as well as special professional development and topical information)

Basic Membership

(featuring the most-requested CEC member benefits at our lowest price)


If you wish to mail in your application instead, please download the form here, and mail a Cheque (Payable to Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children) to the address on our Contact page.

If you have any questions, please email


Note:  If you have made any changes to your email address, since becoming a member, please ensure that this is changed on your Membership renewal.