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Community Engaged Learning

Events and Workshops

Participate in our workshops and other events to learn about community and how you can get involved.

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    Working in Good Ways: Indigenous Engagement

    Join us for our noon lunch and learns as we share information from our consultations on how to work in good ways with Indigenous communities.

    Dates: Every second Thursday, Jan. 23 to April 30, 2020
    Time: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    Location: 207 Isbister, UM Fort Garry campus, Winnipeg

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    Poverty Awareness and Community Action

    Volunteer in the delivery of poverty awareness workshops.

    Dates: Ongoing
    Location: Winnipeg
    Fee: Free
    Apply by: Three intakes per year - May 31, August 31, and December 15

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    Student registration 


Find your role in social change and discover new worlds – here at home and afar. Choose from a variety of programs and workshops that will help you develop the skills you need to work with communities.

Some programs with travel costs offer bursaries for students who demonstrate a financial need. You can apply for these bursaries when you apply to participate in the program. Successful applicants receive funds to cover up to 25% of the cost of their program.

Community Praxis

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    Community Projects 

    Design, fund, implement and evaluate a community-based project. Community Projects is offered in partnership with #RisingYouth.

    Dates: Fall 2020 and Winter 2021
    Location: Winnipeg
    Fee: Free
    Sign up by: Ongoing

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    Mutual Aid 

    Learn how to organize Mutual Aid projects to support your community. 

    Dates: October 18 - December 6
    Location: Online + Winnipeg 
    Fee: N/A
    Apply by: October 25

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    Community Advocacy 

    Learn how to navigate systems such as healthcare, housing and education to advocate for the rights of

    community members. 

    Dates: November 5 - December 10
    Location: Online + Winnipeg
    Fee: Free
    Apply by: October 25

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    Poverty Awareness and Community Action

    Volunteer in the delivery of poverty awareness workshops.

    Dates: Ongoing
    Location: Winnipeg
    Fee: Free
    Apply by: Three intakes per year - May 31, August 31, and December 15

    Learn more

Decolonial Spaces

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Land and Water: Land-based Education

Explore how you can protect land and water, learn from Indigenous teachings, and help with workshops and field trips.

Dates: October – June
Location: Online, Winnipeg and area
Fee: Free
Apply by: October 12th 

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Travel Programs

Due to COVID-19, all travel programs have been suspended for the 2020-2021 academic year. Interested to learn about International Community Engagement? Check out Decolonial Spaces above!

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    Amazon Rainforest Experience

    Explore the meaning of sustainability and climate resilience through the eyes of an Indigenous collective.

    Dates: Winter Reading Week, February
    Location: Quito and Archidona, Ecuador
    Fee: $2,800 (all-inclusive)
    Apply by: November 30

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    Chile: Art and Resistance

    Join a collective of social justice artists who bring performances and workshops to public spaces in remote island communities. 

    Dates: May 1 - 31, 2020
    Location: Santiago and Chiloé, Chile
    Fee: $3,800 (all-inclusive)
    Apply by: January 31

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    Leaf Rapids: Northern Community Engagement 

    Gain an intimate perspective on life in the north and discover its beauty. 

    Dates: April 27 - June 7 
    Location: Winnipeg and northern Manitoba 
    Fee: $1,500 
    Apply by: January 31 (early bird) and February 28 (final) 

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Our approach

Book a workshop

Book a workshop on poverty awareness and community action to gain a new perspective on living in poverty and to consider what you can do to create strong, vibrant communities.

  • Workshop size: 25 – 60 participants
  • Cost: $1,000

To book a workshop, email Anny Chen at anny.chen@umanitoba.ca.

Contact us

Community Engaged Learning
203 – 55 Chancellor’s Circle
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2N2