Safety and Security

Campus Alerting System

What is the RRC Polytech Campus Alerting System? 

InformaCast is a mass notification software that enables the college to broadcast alerts in a timely and efficient manner. The alerts will come through your mobile phone and on-premise devices (e.g. Office phone or computer).

What is a Campus Alert?

A campus alert can range from:

  • Sidewalks are hazardous due to the ice. Please be careful when walking on campus.
  • There is a medical incident in a building-please avoid this area.

Where will Campus Alerts appear?

College issued devices will receive notifications. This includes:

  • Text messages on College-issued cell phones and cell phones belonging to staff who are being paid per diems
  • Emails through Outlook
  • Cisco desk phones
  • Hallway speakers across NDC, Roblin Centre, and Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae
  • Desktop alerts on College laptops and desktops (coming soon)
  • Digital television displays (coming soon)

I do not have College-issued cell phone, can I still receive text alerts?

Yes! If a staff member would like to receive alerts on their personal cell phone, please reach out to

I am a student of RRC Polytech, how will I be notified of campus alerts?

Students will receive notifications through:

  • Academic email
  • Hallway speakers throughout eligible campuses
  • MS Teams

In order to receive notifications through MS Teams, students are required to self-subscribe to the MS Teams channel using the instructions below.

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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