Careers that Fight Climate Change Mentorship Program

U of M mentors with their mentees by the lake
U of M mentors with their mentees by the lake

Application Deadline: Monday, September 25 - EXTENDED DEADLINE!

How to Apply

U of M students: Apply today on UMCommunityLink!
U of W students: Download the DOC and submit by email.

Program Cost: Free!

Note: Mentors are responsible for the cost of obtaining a Police Information Check, and will also need to apply for a Child Abuse Registry Check. 

The CAR fee is waived when you apply through Winnipeg School Division, and the PIC fee will be reimbursed by WSD. Click here for more information.


Orientation and Training

  • Fri, Sept 22 (afternoon) – Meet & Greet with youth
  • Fri, Sept 29 (full day) – Mentor Training
Climate Change Workshops
The following are full day engagements.
  • Thu, Oct 5 – Interdependence, Treaty, and Ecology at Lower Fort Garry Historic Site
  • Fri, Oct 6 – Renewable Energy and Social Enterprise with Aki Energy at the Social Enterprise Centre
  • Thu, Oct 12 – Water Stewardship, Health, and Interdependence at Shoal Lake 40 First Nation
  • Fri, Oct 13 – Seed Saving and Community Agriculture with the Metanoia Farmers’ Cooperative at the Canadian Mennonite University

Note: Mentors will need to arrange to be absent from classes on Oct 5-6 (U of M Fall Term Break) and Oct 12-13 (U of W Fall Reading Week). A letter of participation is available to support this request. 

Monthly Mentorship

Mentors must be available as of 11:30 a.m. on the following Fridays:

  • November 24
  • December 1
  • January 26
  • February 16
  • March 9
  • April 27

Program Description

The Careers that Fight Climate Change Network is a new initiative connecting university students, Indigenous and Newcomer youth, and community leaders around climate change resiliency. Help build climate change resiliency in youth!



Students will help facilitate a mentorship program for Indigenous and Newcomer youth from R.B. Russell Vocational School and Hugh John MacDonald, introducing youth to careers that fight climate change, increasing knowledge about climate change resiliency, and improving Indigenous and Newcomer relations. 



The Careers that Fight Climate Change Mentorship Program is offered in partnership with Menno Simons College, Winnipeg School Division, and Immigration Partnership Winnipeg.

U of M students who successfully complete the program are eligible for recognition on their
Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

How to Apply

U of M students: Apply today on UMCommunityLink!
U of W and CMU students: Download the DOC and submit by email.

Application Deadline:  Monday, September 25 - EXTENDED DEADLINE!

For those who require a paper application: 
Please download the DOC and submit by email, or visit 225 University Centre for a printed copy.

Contact Information
anny.chen@umanitoba.ca
204-474-6992
 
Updated September 21, 2017