Student Supports and Community Relations

Your Home Away from Home

The Indigenous Student Support and Community Relations department offers a centre with many of the comforts of home to ensure your surroundings make you feel welcome.

About Us

We realize how difficult it can be when you choose to leave your family and friends, often by relocating, to pursue your educational goals. We also know that the environment around you must offer the supports and services necessary to help you achieve those goals.

The Indigenous Student Support and Community Relations department offers a centre with many of the comforts of home to ensure your surroundings make you feel welcome.

Find out where we’re located on campus

Services Offered


Our Indigenous Liaisons/Advisors are a resource for students of First Nation, Metis and Inuit ancestry to assist you in finding your way around the campus and to know where and how to access supports and services. At times, it is comforting to have a point of first contact to respond to inquiries and point you in the right direction.


For information on counselling services, or to book an appointment, please contact us at 204-632-3773.

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.


Jules Lavallee and Paul Guimond 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 204.632.3773, email us or stop by F209 at the Notre Dame Campus.


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.

Keep Informed

Want to stay informed on what’s new and upcoming? Submit your Name, Program and Email Address to our mailing list at 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.

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.”