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Solutions for Better Sleep

January 20, 2021

How’s your sleep? If you’re finding it hard to get enough good sleep, you’re not alone.

Sleep is a key part of overall health and wellness so when it’s difficult or disrupted, your whole life can suffer. Join Dr. Elizabeth Hebert, licensed clinical psychologist and sleep expert, to find effective sleep solutions.

Date: Thursday, January 28

Time: 1-2pm

Platform: WebEx (register here)

Improving your sleep will help you do well in your studies, at work, and in life. Don’t miss this session and be sure to bring your questions for Dr. Hebert. All staff and students are welcome.

If you can’t attend at the scheduled time, watch staff and student news for a recording.

Questions or accessibility needs can be directed to Breanna Sawatzky.

Let’s Chat: LTC English Conversation Club

January 20, 2021

  • Are you looking for an opportunity to practice your English outside of class?
  • Do you want to meet new people?

Why not join other LTC students and volunteers from the community for online English Conversation Club?

The club will meet online, once a week, for one hour. It will begin in early February. We are still confirming day / time.

  • Click here to register.

Contact Jillian (jhoogland@rrc.ca) if you have any questions.

Welcome to the Language Training Centre

January 11, 2021

The Language Training Centre (LTC) staff would like to give a warm welcome to all of the students who will be joining us for online learning this term. Although online learning can be challenging at times, it is important to remember that you will have the support of your instructors, classmates and student support team at the LTC as you develop your language and computer skills. 

  • For general information, you can contact eal@rrc.ca or phone 204-945-6151 and leave a message. Clearly state your name and telephone number.  
  • For personal counselling, emotional support or accommodation / accessibility planning, please contact the personal support counsellor, Larissa Klymkiw (lklymkiw@rrc.ca).
  • For settlement support and academic planning, please contact the student integration team, Jillian Hoogland (jhoogland@rrc.ca) and Lauren Joyce (ljoyce@rrc.ca) in Winnipeg or Christy Epp (cdepp@rrc.ca) in Steinbach and the regions.

Please check this site regularly for information about special events for students. You can even subscribe to the LTC News, so that the information will be sent directly to your preferred email every Thursday at noon. Click here to subscribe the LTC News. 

We are looking forward to working with you. 

Have a great term! 

Tuning in Together

November 19, 2020

Tuning in together, on Tuesdays, at 2:00, using TEAMS 

Join your personal support counsellor, Larissa Klymkiw, for a new group to talk about the struggles and beauties of life.

Please register for this 4-week group. Topics will include:

Nov 24  Introductions and guidelines for healthy participation 
Dec 1  Dealing with the depression, anxiety, loneliness 
Dec 8  Self-care/ resilience 
Dec 15  Covid holiday preparations 

Please be prepared to attend all 4 meetings. This is a closed group so participants can get to know each other. A maximum of 8 participants will be allowed .

Email Larissa to register: lklymkiw@rrc.ca  

 

Community Financial Helpline

November 10, 2020

Do you have questions about federal benefits or other financial supports? 

SEED Winnipeg Inc. is offering a free service to help you to learn more about the financial supports that are available to you. 

The Community Financial Helpline answers questions from community members living on low incomes.

Call or text 431-813-4357 (431-813-HELP) or toll free 1-855-955-4234 (1-855-955-4CFH) if you have questions about: 

– Tax filing
– Obtaining identification
– Income supports (such as CERB, EIA, EI, OAS, CPP)
– Benefits and credits such as the Canada Child Benefit, and debt management and credit counselling. 

Information provided by the Community Financial Helpline is free. 

For more information, click here.

 

Free Activity for Students: Virtual Paint Night

November 10, 2020

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

Join us Thursday, November 19 at 7 PM for a step-by-step painting tutorial. This event is suitable for all skill levels.

Register here!

Please indicate on the registration form whether you are in need of a supply package or not. Paint packages contain all the necessary supplies. There are only 50 paint packages available, so hurry!
Those who receive a paint package are expected to return supplies back to campus by November 30.

Updates on pick-up information, supply list, and event link will be sent via e-mail.

Get Your Benefits!

October 22, 2020

Get Your Benefits! is a plain language booklet listing many federal, provincial and regional benefits and programs individuals and families living in Manitoba may be eligible for.

Click here to see the booklet.

Click here for more information.

 

Free Workshop: Goal Setting for Education and Employment

October 15, 2020

Join your LTC Personal Support Counsellor, Larissa Klymkiw,  for an online presentation about goal setting. Topics will include:

  • Setting achievable goals
  • Common barriers to reaching goals
  • Resources that can help you to achieve your goals

When: Tuesday, October 20th, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

How to join: This presentation will be delivered via WebEx. To join, click here or use the following link – https://redrivercollege.webex.com/redrivercollege/j.php?MTID=m7bf27c21825e56abc52ae1a65b321b84

Please contact Jillian Hoogland (jhoogland@rrc.ca) if you have any questions.

Movies for Mental Health

October 15, 2020

On Wednesday, October 21 from 1 – 3pm, Red River College will be hosting a virtual film screening that will give students an opportunity to watch and discuss three award-winning short films about mental health impacts of sexual violence, engage in mind-body exercises to help them unplug from their screens, and connect with wellness resources available to them during these turbulent times.

You can learn more about the program here, and if you’re interested in attending, there are currently still some seats available for RRC students. You can sign up for free via the registration page.

If you have any questions, please direct them to amy@artwithimpact.org  .