No Wrong Door

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.

Important: If this is an emergency and you or someone you know requires immediate support, call 9-1-1 and notify Campus Security.

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 Polytech Resource and Resolution Advisor

RRC Polytech’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 RRC Polytech’s Resource and Resolution Advisor:

3. RRC Polytech Counselling Services

Counselling is available to all RRC Polytech 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
  • hallucinations
  • recent death of a loved one
  • witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event

Contact Information: RRC Polytech Counselling Services

4. RRC Polytech Students’ Association

Notre Dame Campus – CM20
Phone: 204.632.2375

Exchange District Campus – P110
Phone: 204.949.8475

Online: RRC Polytech Students’ Association

5. RRC Polytech Campus Living

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 Polytech Campus Living

6. Indigenous Student Support Centre

Notre Dame Campus – F209
Phone: 204.632.3773

Exchange District Campus – P407
Phone: 204.949.8506

Online: Indigenous Student Support Centre

7. International Education Office

Notre Dame Campus – D210
Phone: 204.632.2143
Online: International Education Office

8. Employee and Family Assistance Program

If you are an RRC Polytech Employee, you and your dependents can access free and confidential counselling services through Lifeworks, RRC Polytech 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.

Online: Employee and Family Assistance Program

9. REES Sexual Violence Reporting Tool

We have partnered with REES (Respect, Educate, Empower Survivors) to provide online reporting for sexual violence on campus. REES allows members of our campus community to create a Record of the incident and provides multiple reporting options that include Anonymous Report, Connect to My Campus and Report to Police. REES also provides information about campus and community-based resources such as sexual assault centres, healthcare, and support services.

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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.

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.

6. The Women’s Resource Centre (Brandon)

The Sexual Assault Advocate acts as a support and resource for women who have been sexually assaulted. This can include accompaniment to police services, accompaniment to medical appointments, assistance with filing police reports, and referrals to Victim’s Compensation.

7. Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre Inc. (Pinawa, Beausejour, Selkirk, Pine Falls)

The SARAH program provides sexual assault crisis intervention services, hospital accompaniment and support, follow-up support, and referrals to regional service providers.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. RCMP

Phone: 204.984.0715

11. Manitoba Justice

See the Help After Sexual Assault guide.

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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