Alternative Spring Break

Winnipeg, Manitoba


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Community Partners

Siloam MissionWinnipeg Harvest


No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Reduced Inequalities

*Taken From: The Global Goals For Sustainable Development

Dates of Travel

February 18 - 25, 2017

Number of Participants

8 Student Participants
1 Student Team Leader
1 Faculty/Staff Team Leaders


ASB Winnipeg will serve at and complete a number of activities with Siloam Mission from Saturday to Thursday of Reading Week.  The group will serve meals and work with a variety of assistance programs at the Mission.  On the Friday of Reading Week, the ASB Winnipeg group will take part in programming with students from the University of Manitoba’s Alternative Reading Week Winnipeg program. This is an exciting opportunity to meet new people and share learning with peers from another post-secondary institution.  The groups will organize and stock donated food, create food hampers and serve customers at Winnipeg Harvest.


To provide students with an understanding of the challenges facing one of Canada's most disadvantaged cities with regards to hunger and homelessness.


$1,100 CAD

Trip cost covers:

Sample Day

7:00 am:


7:30 am:

Travel to community organization

8:00 am - 4:00 pm:

Service with organization (breakfast and lunch included)

4:00-4:30 pm:

Travel to Siloam Mission

4:30-7:00 pm:

Dinner and Shower Time

7:00-8:30 pm:

Team Reflection

8:30-10:00 pm:

Social Activity/Recreation


Students will be staying in a shared volunteer accommodation area at Siloam Mission. Student will be responsible for bringing a pillow, sleeping bag/sheets and may wish to bring an air mattress or sleeping mat, as the sleeping arrangements are designed to replicate the conditions that many of the community members that they are serving experience.


All meals will be provided by our community partners, Siloam Mission and Winnipeg Harvest.

Other activities may include