Alternative Spring Break

Winnipeg, Manitoba


Community Partners

Siloam MissionWinnipeg Harvest


No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Reduced Inequalities

*Taken From: The Global Goals For Sustainable Development

Dates of Travel

February 17 - 24, 2018

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.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the Alternative Spring Break 2018 program, students taking part in this specific experience will be able to:


$1,100 CAD (cost subject to change)

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