Where To Go For Help
If you have experienced any form of sexual violence, harassment or discrimination it is not your fault. You are not alone and there are many supports, resources and people available to help. If you know of someone who has experienced any of the above, there is support for you too.
Campus Supports and Safe Spaces
1. Campus Security
- Notre Dame Campus: 204.632.2323
- Roblin Centre: 204.949.8305
- Paterson GlobalFoods Institute: 204.631.3381
- Online: Campus Security
2. RRC Resource and Resolution Advisor
RRC’s Resource and Resolution Advisor is the main point of contact for all reports, concerns, or complaints related to harassment, discrimination and sexual violence in all its forms for all members of the College Community.
This advisor has experience in responding to these kinds of concerns and is the best person to provide referrals for support, and outline information about the options and processes available for the individual who has been impacted. This includes students, staff and faculty members.
There are several ways to contact Jess Spindler, RRC’s Resource and Resolution Advisor:
- Phone: 204.632.2946
- Email: email@example.com
- Office: C410 – Notre Dame Campus
3. RRC Counselling Services
Counselling is available to all RRC students free of charge, on a confidential and voluntary basis. Professional counsellors are available to meet by appointment or by completing an online registration form.
If you are in crisis, Counselling Services can meet with you for a same day crisis appointment. A crisis is when not being seen immediately could lead to serious consequences or seriously aggravate your current state. Examples of crisis include:
- suicidal thoughts
- the need to be hospitalized
- thoughts about harming another person
- recent assault or abuse
- concern about your own safety
- knowledge of another person being abused or assaulted
- the safety of someone else
- recent death of a loved one
- witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event
Contact Information: RRC Counselling Services
4. Red River College Students’ Association
Notre Dame Campus – CM20
Exchange District Campus
5. RRC Campus Living
Kylie Clark, Manager of Campus Living
Phone: 204.631.3401 (Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm)
The Resident Assistants manage the residence community with a strong focus on health and safety concerns as well as responsible social interaction.
Team members share responsibility of the on-duty phone, 204.227.4617, which is available after the Campus Living office closes.
Online: RRC Campus Living
6. Indigenous Student Support Centre
Notre Dame Campus – F209
Exchange District Campus – P407
7. International Education Office
Notre Dame Campus – D210
Online: International Education Office
8. Employee and Family Assistance Program
If you are an RRC Employee, you and your dependents can access free and confidential counselling services through Lifeworks, RRC Employee and Family Assistance Program. LifeWorks offers 24/7 confidential support and resources to help you manage issues related to work, life and everything in between.
Off-Campus Supports and Resources
In addition to the many supports offered to staff and students on campus, there are also many community resources available to you.
1. Klinic – Sexual Assault Crisis Line
Telephone crisis line available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Experienced and professionally trained individuals are ready to take your call, answer questions, and let you know your options.
- Winnipeg: 204.786.8631
- Toll-free in Manitoba: 1.888.292.7565
- TTY: 204.784.4097
2. Short Term Counselling in the Sexual Assault Crisis Program
Sharing your feelings with a counsellor can help you re-affirm your own strength and self-worth. Professional counselling is available for up to 12 weeks. To begin, contact the intake worker. If you need to leave a voicemail, be assured this is confidential and someone will return your call as soon as possible.
Sexual Assault Intake: 204.784.4059
3. Trauma Recovery
This comprehensive website offers information about the impact of trauma, strategies for self-care in the midst of working through a traumatic experience, and helpful videos to increase awareness and assist in decision-making.
Online: Trauma Recovery
4. Men’s Resource Centre
The Men’s Resource Centre (MRC) provides free therapy and support services for men age 16 and up who have experienced trauma and stressors in their lives and want to resolve related issues. They welcome men from all walks of life and provide support for a diverse range of topics while recognize mental health challenges and substance use as long term impacts of unresolved trauma and stressors.
- Telephone: 204.415.6797
- Toll-Free: 1.855.672.6727
- Online: The Men’s Resource Centre of Manitoba
5. Heart Medicine Lodge
Ka Ni Kanichihk’s Heart Medicine Lodge program provides culturally based support and advocacy services for Indigenous women who have experienced sexual assault and sexual violence. This program is available to all Indigenous people who identify as women and are over the age of 18.
- Phone: 204.953.5820
- Online: Heart Medicine Lodge
6. Health Sciences Centre Sexual Assault Program
The HSC Sexual Assault Program is intended for individuals seeking medical attention after a recent sexual assault. This program is available 24 hours a day, seven days week at the Adult Emergency department at the Health Sciences Centre. Watch the video.
- Phone: 204.787.2071 and ask to speak to a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
- Online: Health Sciences Centre Sexual Assault Program
7. Winnipeg Police
If you have been sexually assaulted or know someone who has, the police are there to help. Always remember, you have options for what happens next.
- Phone: 204.986.6222 or dial 9-1-1
- Online: Winnipeg Police
9. Manitoba Justice
See the Help After Sexual Assault guide.