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Bridging the Gap offers programs in three areas; outdoor field trips, in-classroom presentations and gardening.
All programming is offered completely FREE to Grade 4 or Grade 4 split (grades 3-4 and 4-5) classrooms in qualifying schools.
Qualifying schools are generally located within one of the City of Winnipeg's 13 designated Neighbourhoods Alive (NA) communities.
Bridging the Gap also considers 2011 Census data on average household incomes to define low-income neighbourhoods. Therefore, if your school is not located within one of the City of Winnipeg's 13 designated NA communities, you may still qualify to participate in our programming based on your neighbourhood profile. We encourage you to contact us for more information.
Does my classroom qualify?
If you are not yet registered with Bridging the Gap, please fill out our registration form. We will get back to you within 48 hours to confirm your registration. Once you've registered, you are welcome to book our programming!
As a small, non-profit organization, our resources are limited. We currently offer our programming on a first come first served basis, and we fill up quickly!
To make a booking with Bridging the Gap, please check the calendar below to see when specific programs are being offered and email us with your preferred times. The calendar is updated regularly to reflect new bookings.
*Note – During Summer months, we do lend our GPS to summer CSI programs and other “at-risk” youth summer learning programs.
Book a Program:
Step #1: Submit Registration Form
Download the registration form, complete it and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your registration form has been confirmed, you can book BTG programs using the booking calendar below.
Step #2: Find a BTG Program Date
Please use the calendar below to reference available Bridging The Gap program dates. To view the various programs available, use the programs drop down menu. Specific programs are only offered during certain times of the year so please refer to this calendar as program availability is indicated on this calendar.
Step #3: Email Your Booking Request
Email your name, schools name, number of students and two date choices to BridgingTheGap.email@example.com.
Step #4: Confirm Your Booking
Once your booking information has been received your school's name along with your first initial will appear along with the time and program type. Please note this calendar is updated every second day during high volume program bookings (Sept-Dec & April-June). Please refer back to this calendar to confirm your program booking. If the date you have requested is full you will be notified to refer back to this calendar for available dates.
Bridging the Gap is always looking for volunteers to assist in delivering our programming. The following positions are available. Click on each for a detailed
Field Trip Interpreter
Volunteer Details and Benefits:
Accreditation available for volunteer hours (on demand)– add to your resume, complete your volunteer school requirements, or receive a letter of recommendation
If you would like additional information about volunteering for Bridging the Gap, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Bridging the Gap survives off donations and grants. If you are interested in helping to support our programming, please contact us. Donations can also be made online or through Paypal to Nature Manitoba and indicating the donation is to be applied to BTG.