Promoting Aboriginal Community Together (PACT)

This program provides students with social, academic, and cultural development, peer-to-peer support and the opportunity to be a Neechiwaken – (a Cree word, which means a friend on life's journey). PACT is an Indigenous-focused program that encourages student engagement and enhances the university experience. PACT was created to ease the transition of first year students into university life and is organized in partnership with University 1.

To apply to become a PACT member, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be an Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) University of Manitoba student in good academic standing (must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours)
  • Be available for monthly meetings
  • Peer-mentors must be willing to commit to communicating regularly with their students
  • Be interested in campus and community volunteering events

*Non-Indigenous and International Student participation will be considered.

Sign up HERE and you will be contacted about your application soon.

If you have any questions, please contact Carla Loewen, PACT Coordinator at:
Indigenous Student Centre
114 Sidney Smith Street
Phone: 204-318-2927

What Students Say About PACT

“I find PACT to be a program that helps me unload unwanted stress, as well it allows me to connect and talk to other people with similar student life problems. I believe this program is an excellent way to help students connect with other students and provide positive role models for each other.”

Sam Lewis
Graduate from the Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

“PACT really does promote togetherness in the Aboriginal community as it has helped me and so many others come together, make friends, and feel more comfortable to learn and to succeed in the university environment. I have gained so many beneficial experiences from the program including leadership skills, time management, and belonging to the larger Aboriginal community.”

Kayla Farquhar
Graduate from the Faculty of Human Ecology