Leaf Rapids Service-Learning Experience

UM students Veronic and Anthony heading to the outdoor nursery with Chuck, the garden coordinator
U of M students Veronica and Anthony heading to the outdoor nursery

Community Placement
April 30 - June 10, 2018 (6 weeks)

Team: 4-6 Students, Interdisciplinary 

Training & Debrief
3 hours per week from March 5 - June 17, 2018 (exact times to be determined)
 
Program Fee: $1000 (all-inclusive)
Program fee includes food, accommodation, transportation, program activities, and comprehensive pre-departure training.

Note: Travel bursaries of up to $300 are available for students who demonstrate financial need.
 
Program Description

Experience the beauty and challenge of living in Northern Manitoba through this spring placement. From food security and sustainability to education, recreation, and Cree culture, discover the realities of everyday life in the North while living in a community, interacting with residents, and volunteering in the boreal gardening project and local school.
 
Leaf Rapids, MB is a former mining town located on the 56th parallel in Northern Manitoba, approximately 1000 km north of Winnipeg along the Churchill River. Connected with all-weather roads to Thompson, Nelson House, South Indian Lake, and Lynn Lake, Leaf Rapids has a primarily Indigenous population, with community members who have moved off-reserve from northern Cree communities.
 
Leaf Rapids Service-Learning Experience is offered in partnership with Frontier School Division.

Students who successfuly complete the program are eligible for recognition on their
Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

How to Apply

Apply today on UMCommunityLink!
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

For those who require a PDF or paper application:
Please download the PDF and submit by email, or visit 225 University Centre.

Contact Information
anny.chen@umanitoba.ca
204-474-6992
 
Updated September 6, 2017