The M Program

The ‘M’ Program is designed to assist young mothers currently attending high school 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 Artist
  • Environmental Consultant

University of Manitoba

  • Civil Litigator
  • Nurse
  • Biosystems Engineer

Red River College

  • News Anchor and Reporter
  • Primary Care Paramedic
  • Website Developer

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

  • Hairstylist
  • 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
204-944-1800 (ext. 117)


April 25, 2017

‘M’ Program Grad

Tonight a group of amazing young women and mothers will be graduating from the ‘M’ Program. Please join Career Trek in congratulating them and wishing them all the best on the next leg of their education and career journey.

August 31, 2016

Career Development Course at Winnipeg

Are you struggling to choose your course load?  Are you concerned with the apparent lack of opportunities for students after they graduate? Are you worried about how you can help others to take charge of their career paths? Well you are in luck! 

July 29, 2016

Job Openings at Career Trek

Career Trek is looking for a few good people to fill the role of Program Coordinator. For more information visit our Careers page!

June 23, 2016

Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Donate to Career Trek during the Great Canadian Giving Challenge & every dollar raised enters us for a chance to win $10,000.