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Community Engaged Learning


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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    Mutual Aid Program: Students Helping Students!

    Do you believe in the power of community? Join the Mutual Aid Program to build community and support other UofM students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Dates: Summer/Fall/Winter Terms 
    Location: Winnipeg
    Apply by: Three intakes per year - June 15, August 31, and December 15

    Apply Now!

    Questions? Email us at mutualaid@umanitoba.ca 


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.

Winnipeg and Manitoba programs

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    Alternative Reading Week

    Make a difference in Winnipeg with a team of students and community partners as you plan and run a hands-on project.

    Dates: Winter Reading Week (February)
    Location: Winnipeg
    Fee: Free
    Apply by: December 15

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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: September 30

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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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    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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Latin America and Caribbean programs

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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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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