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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  .

Get Your Flu Shot!

October 14, 2020

Safety and Health Services will be offering flu clinics to students. Please come out and get your shot!

Notre Dame Campus

  • Dates: November 4, 5 & 12, 2020
  • Time: 9am-4pm
  • Location: South Gym
  • Register: online by October 31
    • Click here to register

PGI

  • Dates: November 25 & 26, 2020
  • Time: 12:30-3:30pm
  • Location: Room 306
  • Register: online by November 21
    • Click here to register

IMPORTANT CHANGES THIS YEAR

  • Self-screening is mandatory to attend on-campus
  • COVID precautions are in place – hand hygiene, masks, distancing at all times
  • No walk-in appointments this year
  • To book appointments, visit Health Services

COVID Alert App is Now Available

October 8, 2020

The Government of Canada’s COVID Alert exposure notification app is now available for your smartphone. 

We encourage everyone at the College to download and use this important resource to limit the spread of COVID-19.

COVID Alert is designed to break the cycle of infection by letting people know of possible exposures before any symptoms appear.

The app is safe and secure. It doesn’t use GPS to track your location, and doesn’t share information with others about you or the time you were near them.

For more information, click here.

Free Online English Conversation Classes

October 5, 2020

The Winnipeg Public Library is offering free online English conversation classes.

Classes are small and participants will learn while having fun and meeting new friends.

The next session runs for 6 classes (Monday and Wednesday) starting October 19 through to November 4 from 10 – 11 am. Participants should attend all 6 classes.

This class is for EAL learners who can speak English in short sentences (CLB 4+).

All classes will be through Zoom. Participants will be emailed the Zoom link to attend.

Registration begins Monday, October 5 at 10 am.

Registration is required. Here is the link to the library’s online calendar to register:

https://wpl.libcal.com/calendar/main/?cid=1677&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=1677&inc=0

Free Computer Classes for Permanent Residents

October 1, 2020

If you need some help to learn computer basics, the Computers for Life program is for you!

 

In level 1 you will learn to:

  • Use the keyboard
  • Send and receive emails
  • Complete online forms
  • Find information online
  • Make video calls to family and friends

 

In level 2 you will learn to:

  • Use maps and Navigo to plan a trip
  • Apply for jobs & services online
  • Do online banking & shopping
  • Register your children for school or childcare
  • Translate between English and your language
  • Learn about Internet safety

 

More information:

  • Each level is 4-weeks long (3 afternoons/evenings per  week, 2 hours per day)
  • Take home a FREE desktop computer when you complete 1 level!
  • Childminding and interpreters provided
  • For clients with limited English (CLB 1-4) with no / little computer experience

 

For more information or to register, click here.

Community Financial Helpline

September 30, 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.

 

Student Support Services: Meet and Greet

September 24, 2020

Join your Language Training Centre Student Support team on Friday, September 25 for a drop-in Meet and Greet.

Lauren, Jillian and Larissa will be online to say hello, chat, and answer questions.

o   Friday, September 25, 2020

o   Anytime between 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

o   Please connect to MS Teams at the specified time by clicking here.

All students (and staff) are welcome ?.

No Computer? No Internet? No Problem! On-Campus Spaces for On-Line Learning 

September 17, 2020

  • Do you need a space to do your on-line studies? 
  • Do you need access to Wi-Fi? 
  • Do you need to use a computer? 

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you will be happy to learn that Language Training Centre students can go to the Exchange District Campus (EDC) or the Notre Dame Campus (NDC) to use a computer and/or Wi-Fi to study. 

The spaces are available on a first-come first-served basis.  For more information, click here.