CanU: mentoring young leaders to see possibilities and seize opportunities.
CanU is a whole-win partnership - schools, post-secondary institutions, families, generous volunteers and sponsors and program providers - who together are identifying and developing children and youth with great potential in our city. CanU’s programs focus on imparting academic, life and leadership skills through innovative and guided immersion experiences, and cultivates these skills through mentoring relationships with post-secondary students on post-secondary campuses. Weekly fitness and sport coaching provided by U of M athletes instills a love of health, sport and increased appreciation for teamwork. Academic enrichment experiences lay the groundwork for interest and success in school and career exploration. Nutrition education not only provides knowledge but also life skill development, a nutritious weekly meal and personal coaching for healthy living.
CanU promotes positive perspectives and provides opportunities; it is the University of CAN. CanU is an innovative and mutually beneficial mentoring, educational enrichment and leadership development program for Manitoba children and post-secondary students. CanU kids show great promise and have demonstrated yet untapped potential to excel academically and in community leadership. The post-secondary student volunteers are carefully selected and receive opportunities to grow personally and professionally, honing their leadership and community service skills.
CanU runs over 70 programs year-round on multiple post-secondary campuses and in various communities and currently partners with 40 schools, over 500 children and youth and almost 700 post-secondary students.