People hiking at leaf rapids in fall.

Community Engaged Learning

Local programs

Choose from a variety of programs in Winnipeg that will help you develop the skills you need to work with community.

Local programs are free and open to all UM, ICM, and ELC students, including part-time, international, and graduate students.

  • A classroom of people engaging in a conversation with each other.

    Poverty Awareness & Community Action

    Facilitate poverty awareness workshops and develop advocacy skills alongside community educators with lived experiences with poverty.

    Dates: Fall Term, Winter Term, and Summer Term
    Location: Online and various community sites in Winnipeg
    Apply by: August 31

    Learn more

  • Four students pack non-perishable food items into bags at Winnipeg Harvest.

    Community Leadership Development Program 

    Develop your community engagement skills and support UM students in getting involved in our city!

    Dates: October to March
    Location: Online, Fort Garry campus, and various community sites in Winnipeg
    Apply by: September 30 

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  • Land and Water group sitting in a circle in a green field with pine trees and blue sky and whisps of clouds in the background
    Photo by Meghan Young

    Land and Water: Land-Based Education

    Learn about Indigenous peoples enduring relationships with land and place, and explore Indigenous land-based knowledge systems through a seasonal lens.

    Dates: October to May and Summer Term 
    Location: Winnipeg and surrounding area, online
    Apply by: September 30 

    Learn more 

  • A group of students participate in an alternative reading week program at Winnipeg Harvest.

    UM Community Volunteers  

    Volunteer with local community organizations, make connections with other UM students and get involved in the community!

    Dates: February to April 
    Location: Various community sites in Winnipeg
    Apply by: February 6

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Travel programs

Explore community-oriented models of engagement and gain valuable skills and experience collaborating in intercultural contexts.

Due to COVID-19, all travel programs have been suspended until further notice. Please contact for more information.

  • A group of five people and a dog hold walking sticks as they prepare for a hike in a wooded area.

    Leaf Rapids: Northern Community Engagement 

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

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Contact us

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