Wonder of Work Winnipeg


Kids can't imagine a future for themselves doing something they've never experienced.

The goal of the Wonder of Work (WOW) program is to give children many educational and career experiences. WOW helps kids aged 10 and 11 to explore career options and to learn about themselves and their goals. They explore their likes, dislikes, and potential. Participants leave WOW empowered to take charge of their unique career paths.

WOW is a fun way for kids to learn about themselves, but it's so much more than that. Participants begin to see the link between education, career options, and personal success. They become their own career champions.

What We Do

  • Engaging, hands-on lessons
  • Age appropriate activities
  • Enable youth to discover their likes and dislikes
  • Encourage self reflections
  • Show the educational pathway through high-school and post-secondary education, for each occupation
  • Empower youth to plan for their future education and careers

Here are some of the career areas that participants have explored in past years:

University of Winnipeg

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

Red River College

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

University of Manitoba

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

Lori Schmitt

Manager, Winnipeg

[email protected]
204-944-1800 ext. 153
Fax: 204-942-4912
Toll free: 1-800-693-3864

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How Can I Get Involved?

Each year, 800 young people are nominated to attend our life-altering programming.

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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