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Campus Well-Being



March 22, 2017


Have you taken advantage of the STRATA Select Program? Through our affiliation with HUB International STRATA Benefits Consulting, employees have access to voluntary products and services at discounted or preferred rates.

Travel Discounts – Take advantage of exclusive travel tour benefits, hotel discounts and preferred rates on vehicle rentals while you travel.

Direct Sellers Insurance Coverage – A unique program that provides coverage for a variety of risks and liabilities that direct sellers (e.g. Pampered Chef, Avon, Norwex, etc.) are exposed to when they are away from home, picking up or delivering products, at someone else’s home or at trade shows or other business events.

GOeVisit – Get convenient online access to medical professionals for non-emergency conditions, anywhere, anytime.

Group Home and Auto Insurance – Save up to 40% on your home and auto insurance by signing up for a group membership.

Home Phone Program – Reduce your monthly phone bill by accessing this home phone discount program which includes caller ID, voicemail and other calling features.

Home Security Systems – Through AAA, receive discounts on monitoring when you sign up for a home security system.

Hospital Cash – Receive money to assist you with unexpected costs during your hospital stay. Single or family coverage is available.

Individual Health, Dental and Travel Insurance – HUB STRATA’s Individual Insurance Specialist assists with the transition to personal insurance and provides coverage options for family members & relatives who do not have benefits in place.

Individual Life and Living Benefits – Access HUB STRATA’s Individual Life and Living Benefits Consultant to assess your coverage needs and recommend the best fit for you.

Long Distance Savings – Save on your landline or cellular long distance plans.

MyCare – In the event of a serious illness or major orthopaedic condition, MyCare provides affordable and timely access to world-renowned Mayo Clinic expertise.

Pet Health Insurance – Receive 10% off the regular monthly pet health insurance premiums through Petplan®.

Travel Health Insurance – Access to a full range of cost-effective travel insurance options through Medi-Quote Insurance Brokers.

For more information and to start using the discounts and services offered through the STRATA Select program, visit this website:


Supporting Your Wellness

The LifeWorks website offers a wealth of information and resources to help you make the most of all aspects of your life. For the month of March, LifeWorks is featuring a suite of resources called Work and Career Boosters.

Work and Career Boosters features resources to help you improve your productivity and advance professionally.

Be sure to visit to take advantage of the new 2017 content, including videos, podcasts, audio tips and much more.

Remember your EFAP User ID and Password:

User ID: rrcefap                     Password: efap

The Winter Blues Got You Down??

January 16, 2017

Written by Rachelle Pascal Carrick

Feeling a little down? Perhaps this may not be a complete surprise to you as today has been deemed to be the most depressing day of the year, “Blue Monday”. Popular culture has reported that the third Monday in January is said to be the most depressing day of the year due to a combination of cold weather; the post-holiday blues; over spending in December resulting in increased debt, and broken New Year’s Resolutions. Although Blue Monday lacks scientific evidence, it has sparked a conversation about mental health and the seriousness of clinical depression. Whether you believe Blue Monday is a “thing” or not, there are things you can do to improve the quality of your life and your mental health in the coldest months of the year.

Check out this link for tips and suggestions for improving your mental health.

Financial Wellness Double Header! March 10

February 26, 2016

Wellness Wheel - FinancialThe RRC Wellness Initiative, in conjunction with HR Pay & Benefits, is pleased to offer a Financial Wellness “double-header” on Thursday March 10 for all College employees. Come to both, or come to one!

Both sessions will be in the ETV Studio, Notre Dame Campus, and will also be live streamed and recorded for future viewing at your convenience.

Session 1: Pre-Retirement Information Session – 8:30 am to 11:45 am (also live streamed and recorded for future viewing at your convenience)

Geared for employees who are 1-5 years from retirement (but open to anyone), this session will get you thinking clearly about the steps to take and the decisions to make. Practical, detailed information from presenters Maria Evaristo from RRC Pay and Benefits as well as Randall Newmann from the Civil Service Superannuation Board (CSSB) will help prepare you for your transition and you’ll have time to ask questions too. If you’ve attended this session previously, you’re welcome to attend again.

Session 2: Financial Wellness Lunch and Learn – 12:00 pm to 12:55 pm (also live streamed and recorded for future viewing at your convenience)

Bring your lunch and join engaging presenters Karley Middleton and Scott Anderson from HUB STRATA as they connect the dots between financial wellness and mental/physical health, and offer clear messages to improve this area of your life today including 10 steps to financial wellness, setting long-and short-term financial goals, estate planning, and when the best time to make a will is (NOW!) Don’t miss this session.

This session is geared for employees at ALL stages of their careers from “just started” to “just about to retire”.

If you are planning to attend  either session via live streaming or prefer to watch the recorded version later, contact to receive an information package. (You don’t need to register). Just let us know which session(s) you are interested in. To watch via live streaming, click here at the session start time. You can  ask questions or add comments by clicking on the word bubble on the bottom of the screen.

To attend these sessions in person, click here to register. Don’t forget to sign up for both sessions separately (if you are interested.) Max seating for both sessions is 35.

For more details about these sessions, check out the Staff Learning and Development microsite.

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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