Commuting and Parking

Accessible Parking

Accessible Parking for SMD Parking Permit Holders

The Manitoba Parking Permit Program is a program regulated by Manitoba Infrastructure and Technology and administered by the Society of Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD). The Program ensures that when a person has difficulty walking more than 50 metres, they can park in one of the specially designated parking spots in lots across the province.

Anyone who needs the permanent, full-time assistance of a mobility aid such as a wheelchair, walker, cane, or crutches is eligible for a Parking Permit. Temporary Permits are also available to allow you to use designated spaces during your recovery period (as certified by your health care professional).

People are eligible for the Permit through this program even if they don’t own a vehicle. The numbered Permit can be hung in the rear view mirror of any car as long as the registered Permit holder is also in the car.

Red River College Polytechnic accessible parking spots are available at the following campuses:

For staff and/or students who are current SMD Parking Permit holders and who wish to apply for Accessible Parking, the College will require a letter of endorsement from SMD that confirms:

Students must contact:

Lori Walkow
Manager, Exam Accommodations & Assistive Technologies
Notre Dame Campus, D110D

Staff must contact:

Joy Gilpin
Human Resource Services Admin
Notre Dame Campus, C409

Accessible Parking for Temporary Accommodation

Staff and/or students who have certain temporary or transient health conditions may be eligible for accessible parking on a temporary basis.

For example, accessible parking for staff and/or students may be available on a temporary basis if the following situations or conditions apply:

To apply for a temporary permit, please full out this Accessible Parking Application >

Activities Related to Accessible Parking

Payment Designation

Students: upon receiving confirmation of eligibility, visit the Commuting & Parking office (D100) to make payment and register.

Visitors: payment made by using a pay station or the pay by phone app.

Staff: upon receiving confirmation of eligibility, visit the Commuting and Parking office (D100) to make payment and register.

Additional License Plates / Carpools

All RRC Polytech Accessible Permits are virtual as in the same fashion as all other RRC Polytech parking permits. The College’s Virtual Parking Permit, in conjunction with the vehicles license plate will serve as the permit for assigned accessible permit parking spaces. The applicant must ensure that the license plate associated with the virtual permit is registered in your profile.

To edit or update the license plate associated with the parking permit, update your profile online. Failure to do so may result in the ticketing and/or towing of your vehicle or such other action as the College may deem necessary.