Alternative Reading Week Winnipeg

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Cost: The program is free and includes food and transportation during Reading Week. Participants are responsible for the cost of obtaining a Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check if they want to work with children or vulnerable populations.

Learn something new about Winnipeg this Reading Week! Alternative Reading Week Winnipeg is a free and unique service-learning program that is proudly offered to University of Manitoba students by Student Life and the University of Manitoba Student's Union (UMSU). During Reading Week, participants engage in project-based work with Winnipeg nonprofit agencies to learn firsthand about social justice challenges and solutions in our city, and to explore their role in the community.

Our community partners for ARW Winnipeg 2015 were Art City, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg, D'Arcy's A.R.C., Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties, Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, Manitoba Institute for Trades and Technology's English Language Centre (Pembina campus), N.E.E.D.S., NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre and Winnipeg Harvest. (subject to change)

Participants will participate in a series of orientation and training sessions prior to Reading Week to develop their knowledge and skills in community development, and to begin a dialogue that can be carried on throughout the program. They will also participate in reflection sessions throughout Reading Week to deepen their understanding of development challenges in Winnipeg, and discover how to critically think about the issues that exist.

ARW Winnipeg is recommended for students interested in poverty awareness and alleviation, community development and community engagement.

Participants that successfully complete the program are eligible for recognition on their Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

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Gerardo Villagran

Updated on December 10, 2016