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, relevant 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 University activities are guided by an Indigenous Advisory Circle and the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre is guided by a Board of Directors comprised equally of university and community members, to ensure 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, operate a computer-drop in centre and homework club for community members, summer camps, and offer public lectures, conferences, and workshops — among other enriching experiences.  All of our Community Learning activities are free of charge. 

Below are links to our many community learning programs and services, such as the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre, the Innovative Learning Centre, and the Global Welcome 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.


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 Innovative Learning Centre, the Opportunity Fund or any other Community Learning area please visit the University of Winnipeg Foundation website.

Community Learning Policy


Associate Vice-President of Indigenous Affairs
Kevin Lamoureux
phone: 204.786.9931