A connecting point between the compassionate and Winnipeg's less fortunate, Siloam Mission is a Christian humanitarian agency offering programs and services at no charge to those experiencing homelessness.
Siloam Mission alleviates the hardships of the poor and homeless, assists in transitioning them into self-sufficient and generous lifestyles and advocates nationwide on their behalf.
Winnipeg Harvest is a non-profit, community based organization that is a food distribution and training centre. Our goals are to collect and share surplus food with people who are hungry and to offer training opportunities to help people step up and out of poverty. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate the need for food banks in our community.
Cost - $1,000 CAD
* Please note:
These prices are tentative. Current prices are based on flight quotes. If flight costs are lower than expected, prices for particular experiences may be lower.
Trip cost covers:
|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 Winnipeg Hostel|
|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 at a hostel located in the heart of Winnipeg's vibrant downtown. Linens are provided, as well as limited kitchen facilities.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided by our community partner, Siloam Mission. All other meals will be prepared by participants at their accommodations, or eaten in local restaurants
Other activities may include
Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of Manitoba, an eastern prairie province, and is often called the "Gateway to the West." The city is located near the geographic centre of North America, at the convergence of the historic Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Winnipeg is a cultural centre, and the home of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. It boasts historic architecture, scenic waterways, a heritage river, numerous parks, and distinctive neighborhoods. Winnipeg has laid claim to the title of World's Longest Skating Rink, along the Red and Assiniboine rivers.
The city's economy is based on light manufacturing, government, insurance, and commercial services to the surrounding agricultural community. The city has a long experience with urban revitalization and poverty reduction efforts. Approximately 23% of its population lives under Statistics Canada's Low Income Cut-Off rate. In addition, the rate of child poverty is very high in Winnipeg; almost one in five Manitoba children live in poverty. Winnipeg Harvest is Canada's largest food bank, serving upwards of 40,000 people each month.
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