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Social Innovation Micro-credentials

These micro-credential courses ran from January 2023 to March 2024. Sign up to be notified when social innovation micro-credential courses are offered in the future.

Red River College Polytechnic’s social innovation courses in the form of micro-credentials provide the knowledge and understanding to drive positive social change through community development and relationship-building.

Social innovation brings new perspectives to existing ways of decision-making in today’s world. In these micro-credential courses, you will discover the tremendous capacities of communities and individuals looking to initiate systems change.

These micro-credential courses were part of a training initiative by Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2) and the Government of Canada to provide workers with new skills needed to support a clean economy.

Micro-credentials Explained

Micro-credentials are shareable endorsements of knowledge, skills or competencies that are awarded as digital badges.

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RRC Polytech Micro-credential Courses

The following micro-credential courses are created and delivered by RRC Polytech.

Learn more about each course by clicking on a section heading.

Indigenous Community Consultation and Engagement

These online courses focus on Indigenous community consultation and engagement, offering the preferred training of progressive organizations, governments, and professionals committed to Indigenous relationship-building and reconciliation.

Courses were developed by a collaborative team composed of members from RRC Polytech, community, industry sectors and Indigenous and non-Indigenous subject matter experts.

Courses at a Glance

Each online course provides 25 hours of instruction time and awards one credit hour and a digital badge upon completion.

Completing all three courses awards a fourth digital badge that demonstrates your competencies in Indigenous community consultation and engagement.

Benefits to Organizations and Governments

These courses help:

  • Streamline business with and in Indigenous communities.
  • Provide a competitive advantage.
  • Work and communicate effectively and respectfully with Indigenous communities.
  • Promote your organization as a leader in social innovation.

Benefits to Professionals

These courses allow you to:

  • Start a rewarding career in community development and social innovation.
  • Gain an opportunity for employment.
  • Build the necessary communications skills that are used in virtually all professions.
  • Fulfill your purpose.

Information Session

For additional information on the courses and answers to questions from others interested in registering for the courses, check out the information session recorded in September 2021.


CourseDeliveryRegistration DeadlineAction
Engagement and Relationship-Building with Indigenous Communities
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Indigenous and Canadian Government Relationships – Section 35
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The Consultation Process
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Interested in skilling your employees? See the registration options for organizations.

Employee Registration

Organizations can request to register groups of employees in micro-credential courses.

Course Availability

If your desired micro-credential course is not currently being offered, sign up to receive notifications.

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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