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The University of Winnipeg


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Community Learning

The University of Winnipeg is committed to building bridges between our campus and our community through robust outreach and engagement activities that are unparalleled for a university in Canada.  We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to learn in a safe and respectful learning environment, so that we can all live up to our full potential. 

Located in downtown Winnipeg in the middle of one of the most diverse communities in the country, UWinnipeg takes a holistic approach to programming and policy consistent with our belief that it is critically important to reach out and partner with our neighbours — and we’ve broken new ground in doing so. All UWinnipeg activities are guided by an Indigenous Advisory Circle comprised of Indigenous university faculty and community members, ensuring the learning environment we create stays vibrant, reflective, and relevant.

We work with thousands of children, youth, and families in the inner city and North End. We bring elementary school students on-campus, mentor grade school and high school students in our labs, including a computer-drop in centre and homework club for community members, summer camps, and public lectures, conferences, and workshops — among other enriching experiences.  All of our community learning activities are free of charge.

UWinnipeg's community learning programming plays a contributing role in supporting Indigenous students who enrol at UWinnipeg, and ensures an increased number of low-income students gain access to educational programming. After UWinnipeg implemented its community learning policy, Indigenous student enrolment jumped from 8% of the student population in 2013, to 10% of the student population in 2017, with nearly 1000 self-declared Indigenous students.

Below are links to the community learning programs, events, and services, offered through the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre. You will also find information about what various departments, students, staff,and faculty members are doing to connect with the community, as well as links to reports and photos.

Donations

We rely on the support of caring individuals and organizations to offer all of our unique and innovative community learning initiatives. We thank you for your support.

To donate to community learning initiatives like the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre, the Opportunity Fund or any other Community Learning area please visit the University of Winnipeg Foundation website.