Indigenous Education

Navigation Coaches

Navigation Coaches are a first point of contact for current Indigenous students and can help with everything from finding your way around campus, problem-solving, sharing important resources and information, understanding College processes and accessing community services. They will also help connect you with other important support team members, who together, can ensure you receive the help you need.

We know that in addition to your studies, your day-to-day life, your health and wellness, and your support network play an important role in your success. If you have any questions, whether it’s about how to access tutoring, learn about new information technology, or where to find child care, we can help you figure out those next steps. Please let us know how we can make the most of your time here at RRC Polytech.

Brittany Ross

Brittany Ross is a Métis woman and mother of two sons. She was born and raised in Winnipeg, and has spent over 10 years supporting, advocating and mentoring Indigenous students in the adult education, and post-secondary education sectors. Through Brittany’s previous experience, she has a fundamental understanding of the importance of creating safe, respectful and positive environments. Brittany has developed, engaged, and maintained relationships with various stakeholders including; community organizations, school divisions, health professionals, and various levels of government. In addition, she has years of training to aide her in her new position, such as Mental Health First Aid, Indigenous Suicide Prevention, PTSD in Indigenous Adults, to name a few.

Making a significant difference in student’s lives is Brittany’s passion. She is open minded, empathetic and caring, and is excited to join our team to help support the successes of Indigenous students here at Red River College Polytechnic.

Charmaine Mousseau

Charmaine Mousseau helps students with navigating all aspects of college life and looks forward to the many ways she can support our students across RRC Polytech. Charmaine has over 15 years of working in not-for-profit agencies throughout Winnipeg. During the last decade, she has provided support by walking alongside many people to help them work towards their education, employment, and life goals. Charmaine is of Métis descent, born and raised in St. Boniface, MB. 

Please feel free to reach out to Charmaine anytime or stop by her office. She is located at the Exchange District Campus, 160 Princess Avenue, on the 4th floor in room P407. 

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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