Interconnected: Life on Land

Middle YearsHigh School 2017/2018 School Year

What are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Why is Goal 15: Life on Land important – why should we protect, restore and promote the sustainable use of land around the world? How are our lives interconnected with the land and how is this goal connected to the other SDGs? How do our actions make a difference around the world? The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation is proud to host Generating Momentum for Our World conferences throughout Manitoba in 2017 and 2018. To register, email

Conference Dates

  • The PasFull
    Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, 2017
  • Portage La PrairieFull
    Wednesday, Jan. 31st, 2018
  • AltonaFull
    Thursday, Jan. 18th, 2018
  • Sunrise School DivisionFull
    Friday, Mar. 9th, 2018
  • Winnipeg - Middle YearsFull
    Wednesday, Mar. 14th, 2018
  • Winnipeg - High SchoolFull
    Thursday, Mar. 15th, 2018

What you need to know

  • Students will become familiar with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and Goal 15: Life on Land in particular, learning why protecting our ecosystems and forests, biodiversity and sustainable land use matters around the world

  • Schools are invited to send six students and one teacher to participate in the conference in their division.

  • Registration cost is $15.00 per student. Lunch and snacks are included.

  • Conferences consist of an opening plenary, followed by circuit sessions, creative workshops, a closing plenary and separate teacher resource session

  • Conferences begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Students should arrive at 8:30 a.m. for registration.

Circuit Sessions

Sessions are 45 minutes long. Students attend with their teachers.

Planning and Promoting

This circuit helps students transform ideas into action. Students will brainstorm ideas and learn the nuts and bolts of planning an activity or event, and how to raise awareness.

Public Speaking

This circuit gives students the tools to be confident, relaxed and engaging public speakers. Students will learn how to get their key messages across effectively, so they can spread the word about important global issues.


Leadership skills are essential for students who want to work to change their world. Students will participate in hands-on activities, exploring leadership themes and activities.

Creative Workshops

Workshops are an opportunity for students to work outside of their school groups and explore a creative medium of their choice. They will rank their choice of workshop in order of preference on their registration form. A teacher’s workshop is held concurrent to these workshops.


Making a short video is a great way to get your message out to the public. During this workshop, students learn the basics of camera operation, storyboarding and how to set up a shot.

Silk Screening

For those who like to make a fashion statement, this workshop covers the basics of how to create an original T-shirt design. Students learn about the silk screening process and how to design images with a message.


This workshop explores how to use theatre techniques to get a message out. Students will play theatrical games and learn how to build scenes through improvisation.

Digital Photography

Students learn to take documentary-style photographs during this workshop. Composition is explained as the students play with light, movement and content.

MCIC Fair Trade Manitoba Government of Manitoba Global Affairs Canada

This program was made possible with financial support of the Government of Manitoba,
and was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC)