The M Program

M Program Graduation Ceremony

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Eckhardt Grammatté Hall, 3rd Floor
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.





The M Program is designed to assist young mothers between the ages of 14 and 21 develop the confidence, employability skills, education, and career goals that will help to forge a better life for them and their families.

M Program participants spend two nights a week from October to April learning from post-secondary students and specialized instructors. They get hands-on experience in up to 40 different occupations while learning how their current school subjects are important for their future success.

The M Program gives young women a broad occupation-sampling experience, opening their eyes to a world of self-discovery, career options, and empowerment.

The program is infused with a career development focus that helps young women explore and discover their likes and dislikes, helping them grasp educational opportunities and plan their career paths.

The M Program helps young mothers believe in their dreams while showing them how to make them a reality. With the M Program, young mothers learn to take control of their lives and become their own education and career champions.

What We Do

Participants visit the following post-secondary institutions and can experience careers like:

medical-tech-cheyene-tamara2-wrThe University of Winnipeg

  • Athletic Therapist
  • Makeup Designer
  • Climatologist

University of Manitoba

  • Structural Engineer
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker

Red River College

  • News Anchor and Reporter
  • Paramedic
  • Medical Lab Technician

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Pastry Chef
  • Graphic Art and Print Technician

Note: Career lessons may vary based on availability


Career Trek provides the following supports:

  • Safe transportation for participants and their families.
  • A healthy and well-balanced meal.
  • Supportive and qualified child care staff.
  • Engaging and innovative hands-on lessons.
  • Career Development education that enhances personal decision making opportunities.
  • Graduation ceremony to recognize participants.
  • Free support and registration for the Canada Learning Bond



 ‘M’ Program Video



In their own words

“What I learned is that college and university are a whole lot of fun! There are so many courses you can take, there are a lot of people to meet, and I can’t wait to make it there. To be honest, Career Trek is what keeps me going through the school year!”


“After going to the ‘M’ Program I was excited to start that point of my life now. It was at the ‘M’ that I decided I wanted to be a nurse.”


“This program changed my opinions and helped me change my life. I can’t believe how much I love this program!”


“I learned about different trades that I actually thought I would hate but loved. I’m thinking of going into a trade. I learned that I can talk to people.”


“I picked out a career because of M Program.”



For more information contact:

Yvanne Dandan, After School Program Manager
P: (204) 944-1800 ext. 117
F: (204) 727-4006


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