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It’s Tax Time!

April 15, 2021

Remember that the due date to file your taxes is April 30th.

Even if you make no money, you should file a tax return each year. If you do not file your taxes, you cannot access many government benefits, such as GST Credit, Working Income Tax Benefit, Provincial Income Tax Credits, and Child Tax Benefits.

Click here to see free income tax preparation clinics in Winnipeg.

Upcoming Information Sessions for LTC Students

April 15, 2021

Did you know that the LTC Student Support Team hosts information sessions on a variety of settlement and career planning topics each month? Please continue reading to find out what’s happening this month.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Academic Advising Services

Do you have prior learning that is relatable to your future program at RRC?
Join RPL Advisor, Manpreet Grewal, for a discussion about:

  • Programs and credentials available at RRC
  • New initiatives (Course Based Registration)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Transfer Credit
  • Academic Advising Services

Below, you will find the WebEx links for the presentations:

Open to PR students, CLB levels 6+.

City of Winnipeg Police: Frauds and Scams 

Join a representative from the Winnipeg Police Service for a presentation about frauds and scams. Topics will include:

  • Types of frauds and scams
  • Common techniques used by fraudsters
  • How to protect yourself

Below, you will find the WebEx links for the presentations:

Open to all students (PR/IE all levels).

Let’s Talk About Men’s Mental Health

April 8, 2021

Men’s mental health often flies under the radar. This means we need to be aware of what mental health looks like, validate that men (and everyone!) experience concerns with their mental health, and consider how to allow ourselves to experience it without shame or embarrassment.

Join Sheldon Hill (RP.), MindBeacon Psychotherapist, who will discuss some of the things that prevent men from seeking help, signs that you may be experiencing a mental health concern, and how to seek help once you’ve identified you need it.

Date: Monday, April 12

Time: noon-1pm

Platform: WebEx – register here

Long Night Against Procrastination – Registration now open!

March 18, 2021

Free activity for students

The end-of-term is quickly approaching, and students need support now more than ever! On Wednesday, April 7 from 5:00-8:00, Library Services is offering a Long Night Against Procrastination — a range of drop-in help desks, workshops, and wellness activities to help students get through this critical time of year. We start with a Welcome Session at 5:00-5:15, which includes a chance to win a prize and instructions for how to navigate the event.

Details and registration are available at library.rrc.ca/LNAP.

If you have any questions, please contact Bettina Allen (BAllen@RRC.CA).

Long Night Against Procrastination is brought to you by Library Services – Academic Success Centre and Library, School of Indigenous Education, RRC Students’ Association, Healthy Minds Healthy College, and Student Employment Services.

Presentation for International Students: Filing Taxes in Canada

March 18, 2021

Join a representative from Canada Revenue Agency in an online presentation as they share information about filing taxes in Canada. Topics will include:

  • Who should file a tax return?
  • How to file a tax return?
  • Where to get help?
  • What are some common deductions, benefits and credits?
  • and more!

Filing Taxes in Canada for International Students

  1. Wednesday, March 24th, 10:45am-Noon
  2. Wednesday, March 24th, 1:45pm-3:00pm

No registration is required. Choose your preferred time and click on the link to join the presentation.

It’s Tax Time!

March 4, 2021

Did you know that the deadline to file your taxes in Canada is April 30th for most people? That means it’s time to get your taxes done.

If you need help, don’t worry. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has partnered with community organizations to provide support through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

You may be eligible for help at a free tax clinic if you have a modest income and a simple tax situation. To find the full list of eligibility criteria, see About free tax clinics.

Choose the right free tax clinic for you

A free tax clinic is a place where eligible people can get their tax returns done for free by volunteers.

There are different types of free tax clinics.

Walk-in: Show up during advertised hours and a volunteer will do your tax return for you on a first-come, first-served basis.

Drop-off and pick-up: Show up during advertised hours and drop off your documents. A volunteer will do your return, and you will pick it up at a later time.

You will have to prove your identity when you pick up your return and documents.

By appointment:

  • In-person: Make an appointment and a volunteer will do your tax return at that time following local public health advice and measures.
  • Virtual: Make an appointment and a volunteer will do your tax return by videoconference, by email, or by phone

Click here to find a free tax clinic near you.

Cooking for Wellness: A Thrive Workshop

February 25, 2021

Our latest Thrive workshop is going to be delicious! 

Show yourself some love by cooking a tasty and balanced meal. This virtual session will be led by Abby Legaspi from NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre. Participants can choose to purchase their own ingredients or reserve a kit for pick-up from the Notre Dame Campus. Read more here.

Date: Wednesday, March 3
Time: 7-9pm
Menu: Baked chicken with Asian coleslaw

Register here. After registering you will receive a Zoom link to join. Seating is limited to 20 participants.

All students are welcome. Please contact Breanna Sawatzky with questions or accessibility needs.

This workshop is part of our Thrive event series, hosted by the RRCSA and Healthy Minds Healthy College.

Give back to the Community: Volunteer!

February 18, 2021

Join a presenter from Volunteer Manitoba for a presentation on volunteering. Topics will include:

  • The benefits of volunteering
  • Tips on how to find a volunteer position
  • Using the Volunteer Manitoba website

There are three WebEx sessions to choose from. Click on the link at your preferred time to join:


These presentations are open to all Language Training Centre students.

Please contact Jillian H. (jhoogland@rrc.ca) for more information.

Free Activity for Students: Virtual Paint Night

February 12, 2021

The RRC Students’ Association and RRC Healthy Minds Healthy College would like to invite students to participate in a virtual paint night!

Join us Thursday, February 25 at 7 PM for a step-by-step painting tutorial. This event is suitable for all skill levels.

MORE INFO & REGISTER HERE