food, work with youth and elders experience life in Northern Man

  • Gain an intimate perspective on everyday life in the north as we shop from the town’s only grocery store, live under a boil water advisory and experience the unrivalled hospitality of northern communities.
  • Get your hands dirty in the greenhouse and garden and learn about food security and growing food in the north with the Indigenous youth leaders of Grow North.
  • Learn about country foods that have sustained Cree and Dene peoples in the north for thousands of years by catching pickerel and white fish from the rushing waters, trying moose and caribou meat and brewing up some wild mint tea.
  • Discover the beauty of the boreal forest region—from the rich moss and tart cranberries under foot to the tall white birch on the shores of the Churchill River.

May/June, 4 weeks
Northern Manitoba

$1,000 (bursary available)
4-6 students

Deadline: January 30

Get ready for Leaf Rapids: Northern Food Security with eight weeks of Community Engagement Training. Get to know your program team, learn about the Leaf Rapids and Cree peoples, and develop your skills in community engagement and project planning and assessment.

Training dates will be determined based on the program team’s academic schedule.