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.

CRAVE Winter Programming

This Winter, Join Career Trek & its CRAVE program for an 8-12 week long session focused on career exploration activities and projects in your local area.


CRAVE Winter Programming will take place at the following locations:


Cohort 1 is taking place at Freedom International after regular school hours. (This allows students to participate in the program while still maintaining their normal school schedule.)

Cohort 2 will take place at Career Trek's Main Office, (35 King Street, Winnipeg MB).

Providing a central location for participants to come together and engage in the program's activities and resources.

West Region:



CRAVE Winter Programming will occur at the following times:

10 weeks
10:00am - 2:00pm
West Region:



Other Info

Q. How much does it cost? 
A. Attending this program is Free.

Q. Will this take place in person?
A. At this current moment we are fully planning on having this 10 week programming held in person at the above listed locations. 

Q. I have a question that is not answered from the listed above, what is the best way to reach out for an answer to a question or concern I may have? 
A. Contacting our manager for that region would be the most ideal way to go about having your question resolved.



Erin Chartrand

Manager, West Region

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


Taylor Bowman-Robinson

Manager, Youth Initiatives

[email protected]
204-944-1800 ext. 161
Fax: 204-942-4912
Toll free: 1-800-693-3864


Mark Winstanley

Coordinator, Youth Initiatives

[email protected]
204-944-1800 ext. 170

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