Wonder of Work Winnipeg

img_8984-wrWonder of Work Program

The Wonder of Work Program aims to give children the broadest career-sampling experience possible, opening their eyes to a world of self-discovery, career options, and empowerment.

From Stock Market Broker to Biochemist, Carpenter to Engineer each year 240 kids aged 10-and-11 are nominated by their schools to experience 80 occupations and professions at the University of Winnipeg, University of Manitoba, and Red River College.

For 20 weeks, from October to April, children spend up to five hours each Saturday participating in hands-on education and career focused experiences.

Wonder of Work lets kids have fun uncovering their likes, dislikes, and potential. They are inspired to see the link between education, career development, and personal success, while learning to take charge of their unique career paths.

With the Wonder of Work, children become their own career champions.

What You Do

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


University of Manitoba:

  • Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Kinesiology and Recreation Management
  • Native Studies
  • Peace and Conflict Studies


University of Winnipeg

  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Theatre and Film

Red River College

  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Business
  • Carpentry
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic Engineering


Students are expected to maintain excellent attendance, actively engage in lessons, and contribute to a respectful and positive learning environment.


For more information contact:


Alex Klassen 
Program Coordinator, Winnipeg Region
[email protected]
204-944-1800 ext. 120
Fax: 204-942-4912
Toll free: 1-800-693-3864




Lori Schmitt 
Program Manager, Winnipeg Region
[email protected]
204-944-1800 ext. 153
Fax: 204-942-4912
Toll free: 1-800-693-3864