Red River College Polytechnic campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
At Red River College Polytechnic, we are dedicated to providing a respectful atmosphere that is diverse, inclusive and equitable to our students, staff and external partners. Our diversity is one of our greatest strengths and our goal is to provide a barrier free environment for individuals to succeed in their academic, employment and research goals.
We believe diversity makes us stronger and drives innovation.
We welcome diverse ethnicity, gender identity, age, national origin, religion, spiritual beliefs, abilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, language, and marital and parental status. Our definition also includes diversity of thought: ideas, perspectives, and values that foster respect and inclusion.
We are dedicated to fostering an environment in which all individuals are and feel welcomed, respected and supported to fully participate. We work every day to recognize the needs of students and employees and ensure the right conditions are in place so that each person has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
We are committed to upholding fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. Improving equity involves increasing justice and fairness within the procedures and processes of institutions or systems, as well as potentially the distribution of resources.
We have actively taken on the responsibility to embed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action. In addition, as signatory to the Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint, RRC Polytech has made a public pledge to advance Indigenous education in the province.
At the heart of reconciliation is the need to create strong relationships built on trust, respect and inclusion. Reflecting on these values, RRC Polytech has focused on building strong relationships between non-Indigenous and Indigenous students, staff, faculty and community. Truth and Reconciliation belongs to and is the responsibility of every person in Canada. By working together, we will be able to move forward in a way that is mutually beneficial to all peoples.