People hiking at leaf rapids in fall

Community Engaged Learning

Local programs

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

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

  • 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: Winter Break or March-April 
    Location: Online 
    Apply by: February 14

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  • 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 to June 
    Location: Online, Winnipeg and surrounding area
    Apply by: October 15 

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

    Poverty Awareness & Community Action

    Learn about poverty, social welfare, and community advocacy with the support of lived experience educators.

    Dates: January to March
    Location: Online, on-campus, and various community sites in Winnipeg
    Apply by: November 30

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  • 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 to April
    Location: Online, on-campus, and various community sites in Winnipeg
    Apply by: September 20 

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Travel programs

Explore community-oriented models of global solidarity and gain valuable skills and experience to 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 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: May 1 to June 5
    Location: Winnipeg and northern Manitoba 
    Fee: $1,500 (all-inclusive)
    Apply by: January 31 (early bird) and February 28 (final) 

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Contact us

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