Indigenous Student Support & Community Relations

Red River College realizes how difficult it can be for students who choose to leave family and friends by relocating to pursue educational goals.  We also know that the environment around you must offer the supports and services necessary to help you achieve those goals.

Services Offered

Counselling

For information on counselling services please contact us:

Sherry Gott – Counsellor at Notre Dame Campus
Cheyenne Chartrand – Counsellor at the Exchange District Campus

Indigenous Centre

The Indigenous Centre regularly hosts events such as cultural teachings, traditional teachings, employer presentations, holiday celebrations, family nights, seasonal feasts, traditional craft workshops, resume writing workshops and study skills seminars.

Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships

Are you aware of all the exciting opportunities there are for free money to assist you in your education? That’s correct, free money, all you need to do is apply. We have put together a booklet of all the awards that apply to Indigenous students at Red River College. Let’s make it easier for you, add your name to our Keep Informed program and we’ll send you reminders.

Sourcing Depot

Often students are relocating and are unable to bring furniture and personal belongings. We can assist with finding an apartment and locating furniture to get you started.

Elders-in-Residence

Mae Louise Campbell and Jules Lavallee are located in our Support Centre and welcome staff and students to book an appointment, drop by for a visit or attend various cultural teaching sessions. If you would like to book an appointment, call 204.632.2472, email us or stop by F209 at the Notre Dame Campus.

R-Crew

The R-Crew is made up of student volunteers that  take on various roles aimed at easing new students into college life. They are a great resource and super role models who want to make you feel welcome while creating a support system to ensure your success. Students helping students.

Welcome Circle

Each month the welcome circle event connects Inuit students with other Inuit students who are attending various educational institutions in Manitoba. It’s a great way to connect with others, create friendships and an extended support network. Plus, it’s a whole lot of fun.

Keep Informed

Want to stay informed on what’s new and upcoming? Submit your Name, Program and Email Address to our mailing list at keepinformed@rrc.ca. Through this program you can stay up-to-date with college events, awards, bursaries, scholarships, workshops and employment opportunities.

Time Out

It’s important to have a balance between family, fun, and school. The Time Out program lets you take a break from your studies to enjoy a night out with family and friends. Industry partners of the College donate tickets to different events around the city so you can enjoy yourselves free of charge – to hear about these opportunities sign up for the Keep Informed email mentioned above.

Student Recognition Program

This program is designed to recognize students for their hard work and advancement in education. It also aims to support students who are feeling disconnected and/or need a little encouragement to help lift their spirits. Each month, six students in any RRC program are nominated and recognized by a staff member or instructor for this award. Students receive a personalized thank you card and a $10 RRC Red Card which can be used at any food service area on campus.

Come Home for Lunch

To help make our students feel at home and united with their “campus family”, a free, hot and healthy home cooked meal is offered each month.

Community Circle Program

This innovative program looks to foster and build relationships between our Aboriginal Student Support Representatives, R-Crew and students from varying programs throughout the college. Students are personally invited to attend an informal lunch and have the opportunity to hear about and discuss the many services that are offered through our centre. In addition, they meet other students in the circle and have a chance to share ideas and stories to help keep one another motivated. “The Strongest circle is formed from not one, but many pieces joined and bonded together.”

Indigenous Internships

Internships offer students the opportunity to find paid employment over the summer or after graduation. They also provide additional support through networking and career advancement. It’s a great way to start your career.

Indigenous Mentorship

Red River College’s Indigenous alumni and industry leaders welcome the opportunity to work with our students. In fact, we have many volunteers who are interesting in mentoring students. Learn more about what companies/alumni would like to connect with you and how we can all help you to achieve your career goals.