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Community Engaged Learning

Workshops and events

  • Tall trees against blue sky in northern Manitoba

    Resisting Coloniality in Winnipeg: learning with local community organizations 

    A series of panel conversations with local community organizers and activists who work in Winnipeg to resist coloniality in different contexts. 

    Dates: August 22 -26, 2021
    Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Zoom 

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

    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 

Programs

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.

Local programs

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

    Community Leadership Development Program 

    Develop collective leadership skills by collaborating with local community organizations in the planning, implementation and evaluation of social justice projects!

    Dates: September 2021 to April 2022
    Location: Online, on campus and various community sites in Winnipeg. 
    Fee: Free
    Apply by: September 20 

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    Sign up

  • An engaged room of students listen while an instructor presents in the Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge.

    Land and Water: Land-Based Education

    Explore urban land-based knowledge, learn about Indigenous people’s enduring relationships with land and place, and co-facilitate land-based programming for youth.

    Dates: November–June 
    Location: Online, Winnipeg and surrounding area 
    Fee: Free! 
    Apply by: October 15 

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

    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

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!

  • A group of students sit together on a large rock in the Amazon rainforest.

    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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  • A group of people gather around to raise flags in Chile.

    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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  • 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. 

    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

204-474-6992