Counselling and Accessibility Services

Featured menu items: Coffee, Cookies and Career Tips

April 10, 2017 • Written by

The RRC Student Support Services team is here to assist you in your transition from College to career!

Stop by Room P107 – Exchange District Campus for coffee and cookies, and ask us questions related to your job search.

RRC Career Cafe
April 11, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
P107 – Exchange District Campus

Each serving of cookie and coffee comes with tips of your choice including resumes, cover letters, interviews, managing interview anxiety, self-care in the workplace, student work permits, communicating your needs in the workplace, excelling in the workplace, and English at work!

We also will have a professional photographer on site to provide you with a free professional headshot, perfect for your LinkedIn profile!

We look forward to seeing you there!


Building an Accessibility Plan for Persons with Disabilities – We need your help

September 29, 2016 • Written by


In 2013, the Province of Manitoba announced the Accessibilities for Manitobans Act which requires organizations to develop and implement plans to enhance accessibility in five areas: Customer Service, Employment, Information and Communications, Built Environment and Transportation.

Red River College is currently developing our Accessibility Plan, and we would like your feedback to help build the plan. You can find more information about this initiative here.

You can share your feedback by completing a short survey.  Click here to let us know what you think!. The feedback is anonymous and it takes about 5 minutes to share your thoughts.


  • Persons with disabilities have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which, in interaction with various barriers, may hinder their participation on an equal basis with others.
  • A person can have a disability that is visible, non-visible, permanent or one that occurs only at certain times. You can’t always tell when someone has a disability. For a variety of reasons, an individual may not identify as having a disability, but face the very same barriers.


RED Forum – Important Student Information

May 9, 2016 • Written by

This is a reminder that all classes will be cancelled on Friday May 13, 2016, (unless otherwise indicated by your program,) in order for Red River College to host the RED Forum – A day for all RRC employees.

RED Forum is a one-day professional development event that will focus on Relationships, Education, and Direction, and will take place entirely at the Notre Dame Campus. For more information on the RED Forum, you can visit

In addition to classes being cancelled, the following areas will be closed:

  • Notre Dame Library
  • The Campus Store
  • The Print Shoppe
  • The Buffalo and Voyageur Cafeteria
  • Otto’s
  • Tim Hortons
  • The Cave
  • The Ox
  • Student Services Centre and Registrar’s Office

All services will re-open for student use on Monday, May 16, 2016.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

If you have any questions, please speak with your instructor, class rep, or the program coordinator for your program area.

Anxiety Forums at RRC: Tuesday, Feb. 2 and Thursday, Feb. 4

January 29, 2016 • Written by

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It’s exam time soon. Are you already worried? Does your stomach clench at the thought of studying or taking the exam? Do you sweat, shake or feel like you are going to vomit? Does your mind go blank as soon as the paper is put in front of you? What about everyday life? Do you find your mind spinning, trying to balance life and commitments and feel like you are falling short? Does worry keep you up at night? Do you feel your heart racing or like you can’t breathe out of the blue? Do you feel paralyzed by thoughts of the future?

Clinic Psychology, along with the Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba and RRC, is pleased to bring you a unique opportunity to learn how to handle stress and anxiety. In this open forum event, some of Winnipeg’s best psychologists will speak about the process of stress and anxiety and offer ideas about how to better cope. The best part is you will have an opportunity to ask the experts your burning questions in the Q & A portion. How often do you get free psychological advice?!? Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

Caution: Attending this event could lead to better sleep, higher test scores and a sunnier disposition. You may want to bring a friend.

Notre Dame Campus

Tuesday, Feb. 2


White Lecture Theatre (GM42)

Exchange District Campus

Thursday, Feb. 4


CGA Manitoba Hall (P107), Roblin Centre

Free Lunch: Pizza and Drinks

Lunch and Learn Workshops at Roblin Centre!

January 14, 2016 • Written by

Tired College Student Girl Studying For University Exam WorriedAs a student, college is incredibly busy! This lunch and learn series will bring students together to share challenges and develop ways of managing successfully! Over these five weeks, we will discuss issues such as work/school/life balance, coping with stress & anxiety, dealing effectively with emotions, “being well” in a relationship, and developing communication skills.

Bring your lunch, gain mutual support and learn healthy ways to have a meaningful experience at Red River College.

All sessions are free and located in room P310 from Noon to 12:50 at the Roblin Centre. Drop by with your lunch and an open mind!

  • When:   Workshops are every Tuesday
  • Time: 12 Noon – 12:50 p.m.
  • Location: P310 at the Roblin Centre


  • January 12 – Balancing Everyday Life and College
  • January 19 – Effectively Coping with Stress and Anxiety
  • January 26 – Dealing Effectively with Emotions
  • February 2 – Being Well in Relationships
  • February 9 – Developing Communication Skills

Mindfulness for Success: A Group for First Year Nursing Students

January 12, 2016 • Written by

In this seven week, one hour session group participants will learn practical stress management skills and be introduced to the applications of mindfulness.Mindfulness-Signs

 You can expect to:

  • learn to anchor your attention in the present moment
  • understand the ineffective habitual patterns that you unknowingly and automatically engage in
  • gain a renewed sense of control and choice in the present moment
  • learn how to break the cycles of distraction and wasted time that can lead to a feeling of overwhelm and stress

By training your attention, you will be able to:

  • listen better
  • anticipate and solve problems, as well as see solutions easily
  • have more confidence, energy and a sense of wellness

Students still have time to register by calling Mandy at 204-632-3966.


When: Fridays, Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb.5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Location: D102



Workshop for All RRC Students – Test Anxiety: Skills for Managing It

October 14, 2015 • Written by

This experiential workshop will explore various strategies for managing test anxiety such as breathing and visualization exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, negative thought stopping and grounding techniques. Space is limited, so registration is preferred.

Test anxiety 2To register please call 204.632.3966. At the same time, drop-ins are welcome if you decide last minute!  All students are welcome!

Thursday, October 15th – 4:00-5:00

E109 at the Notre Dame Campus

Keep Calm & Thrive

October 14, 2015 • Written by

A Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Drop-In Group

College got you stressed? Not enough fun or relaxation? Dreading Midterms?

Do you want to be better able to:

  • reduce stress?
  • improve sleep?
  • improve focus and concentration?
  • get better grades?
  • increase your sense of well- being?
  • Or… just spend some downtime with others?

If you answered yes to any of these, then this group is for you.

We will be talking about ways you can use mindfulness techniques anywhere (such as breathing and relaxation strategies), managing your inner critic, sleeping better and increasing your focus – while also doing a fun activity.

When: Wednesdays, October 14, 21, 28, and Nov 4. From 4:00-5:00pm

Where: The Cave

All students welcome, just drop in!!! For more information please contact: 204-632-3966

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