CRAVE Program


Career Readiness & Amazing Volunteer Experience (CRAVE) engages grades 10-12 students from across Manitoba in career exploration and skill building, with a focus on addressing local social issues. Participants research and take on a community service project, and carry out a plan to make a difference.

What We Do

High school students come together for career exploration sessions and skill building workshops. Participants focus on social issues in their community. Their focus could include issues like: the environment, youth homelessness, public safety, mental health, cultural diversity. 

Career Trek will take these topics and build career exploration sessions. Participants will learn practical skills, and explore careers related to their interests. They will also connect with community organizations. Groups will then create a community service project to put into action. These projects will be student-led, with support and guidance from Career Trek.

CRAVE participants also attend special events throughout the program which gives them the chance to meet and connect with participants across Manitoba. Youth engage with post-secondary students, entrepreneurs, community leaders, program partners, and other CRAVE participants.

Program activities take place online and/or in person depending on which session you are involved in and dependent on current Manitoba Health recommendations.

We are currently accepting applications for CRAVE in Winnipeg and the surrounding area for the following groups: 
Group 1: Saturdays (in person) 12:30-4:30pm
Group 2: Tuesdays and Thursdays (online) 6:00-7:30pm
Group 3: Mondays (online) and Wednesdays (in person) 6:00-7:30pm 



Erin Chartrand

Manager, West Region

[email protected]
204-944-1800 ext. 155
Fax: 204-942-4912
Toll free: 1-800-693-3864


Karen Leforte

Manager, North Region

[email protected]
Toll free: 1-800-693-3864


Allison Kirkland

Director of Programming

[email protected]
204-944-1800 ext. 157
Fax: 204-942-4912
Toll free: 1-800-693-3864


Nickoya Jones

Manager, Youth Initiatives

[email protected]
204-944-1800 ext. 117
Fax: 204-942-4912
Toll free: 1-800-693-3864

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Success Stories

In their own Words

Kelli Wiebe

A Heartwarming Story From A Former Participants Perspective
29 June 2022


Long-time Career Trekker shares her journey with career learners
11 March 2021