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Community Engaged Learning

Workshops and events

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    Lunch and Learn: Working in Good Ways with Indigenous Communities

    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 14 to May 20, 2021
    Time: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    Location: Zoom

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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.


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    What is Praxis?

    Praxis is our learning ground for future activists, organizers, advocates, and engaged citizens. You can lear more about our approach, goals and learning streams here. 

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    Community Projects

    Collaborate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of local projects to support your local community!

    Dates: Winter and Fall 
    Location: Online 
    Fee: Free
    Apply by: January 11

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    Sign up

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    Mutual Aid and Community Advocacy 

    Learn about alternatives for community care outside of traditional institutional models and be encouraged to join or start mutual aid initiatives.

    Dates: Winter 2021
    Location: Online
    Fee: Free
    Apply by: January 11

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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