Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre

Update: 

September 22, 2021: Wii Chiiwaakanak is planning to open the computer lab in Fall, as UWinnipeg campus resumes in-person activities. Currently, it is not open to the public; but as soon as it is, it will be announced on our website.

Please see our programming page for limited-access community programming.

For more information feel free to contact: 

Julie Hiebert, Program Coordinator: j.hiebert@uwinnipeg.ca
Angeline Nelson, Director, Community Learning & Engagement: an.nelson@uwinnipeg.ca

Please check out UWinnipeg COVID-19 updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.


WII CHIIWAAKANAK MEANS “WALKING TOGETHER” IN OJIBWE. THIS CENTRE IS A BRIDGE AND CONNECTION BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG, AND ALL IT HAS TO OFFER.

WII CHIIWAAKANAK IS A COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE THAT STARTED IN 2006 ENGAGING THOUSANDS OF YOUTH, FAMILIES, AND INDIVIDUALS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY EACH YEAR. 

The Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre’s primary focus is to offer educational and cultural programming rooted in Indigenous knowledge, in order to develop and strengthen pathways for Indigenous students to University. The endeavors of the centre are in alignment with the University’s strategic direction of Indigenization, that includes and values Indigenous knowledge, culture and perspectives throughout the UWinnipeg.

The centre is open 5 days a week, providing programming and free open access to the Community Learning Commons - a computer lab with staff on-site to assist with anything from resume building and connecting to other local resources. Our Indigenous-designed classroom is also accessible to any community partners that may need it.

Our programming include: after school science and homework club, women’s self-defense courses, STEAM camps, Science kids on campus (in partnerhip with inner-city schools), Indigenous language couses and many other cultural workshops. Visit current-programming for more information.