CanU Canada

What is it?: CanU Law is one of the CanU programs led by student volunteers at Robson Hall. CanU (https://canucanada.org/) is a Winnipeg-based charitable organization that inspires hope and confidence in the leaders of tomorrow through its out-of-school mentorship and educational enrichment program for youth in Grades 5-12. Throughout the year, CanU Kids participate in a wide range of educational experiences on post-secondary campuses and develop their nutrition, health, academic, social, and leadership skills. CanU programs are designed and led by post-secondary student volunteers who are honing their leadership and community service skills.

CanU Law runs for approximately 6 weeks each semester. Every week, CanU Kids travel to Robson Hall to participate in fun games and activities that ignite their minds and expose them to different areas of law and legal issues in Canada.
Volunteers can expect opportunities to:
    • teach legal principles and concepts to CanU Kids, such as Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Legal Negotiations, and more;
    • help CanU Kids to navigate and solve legal problems;
    • develop supportive and productive relationships with CanU Kids; and
    • work together with your law school peers to coordinate and teach lessons.
CanU Law starts recruiting volunteers in late September / early October – check your university inbox or the MLSA Facebook page for announcements on how to apply. Candidates will be contacted for interviews in October.
CanU Law 2021-2022 Co-Coordinators:
Jayelle Friesen (fries265@myumanitoba.ca)

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