Experience a day program like no other

Experience a day program like no other

State-of-the-art facilities and lessons that will last a lifetime

Mini U provides an incomparable experience. Participants get to enjoy the university’s nationally-renowned facilities under the guidance and mentorship of skilled, caring staff.

We offer 58 different day programs in a number of areas, including animation, arts, film, sports, dance, martial arts, technology, science, engineering, recreation and leadership training.

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Who we are

Mini U is part of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management. We are qualified and trained physical activity educators focused on recreation, research and community development. University of Manitoba staff put on these programs with the help of 250 enthusiastic university students and a number of community partners.

What we do

We develop educated leaders in children/youth physical activity while providing excellent and inclusive recreation/sport and educational experiences to young people. We also offer a convenient option for transportation to and from the University of Manitoba, a healthy lunch menu and a Mini U T-shirt for every participant.

Why we do it

We believe that Mini U creates physical activity leaders and future university students. Our health and education are an important part of who we are and who we can become. We want to create a safe place where young people can play, learn and discover.

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Our programs emphasize physical activity as an important aspect of healthy living. We are focused on ensuring that play is fun and inclusive while inspiring young people to be leaders.
– Jay Gamey (Director of Mini U Programs)
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MINI U PROGRAMS
MISSION STATEMENT

Mini U Programs:

  1. Develops children and youth as educated leaders in physical activity for young people
  2. Provides a context for experiential education of students in degree programs to develop, disseminate and discover the benefits of working with children and youth in the promotion of physical activity.
  3. Provides excellent and inclusive recreation/sport and educational experiences to young people Promotes the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management and the University of Manitoba as destinations for post secondary education
  4. Contributes to the creation and dissemination of physical activity knowledge.

MINI U PROGRAMS VISION

To be recognized locally and nationally as a leader in providing evidence-based programs while actively collaborating in the creation and dissemination of physical activity knowledge. Mini U Programs develops excellent, innovative leaders and provides stimulating, quality programs for children and youth that reflect the values of inclusiveness, fair play and healthy development.