Support Resources


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Counselling Centre
Enhancing wellness while attending RDC. Learn how to flourish while balancing all the demands of college. Strategies to cope with mental health challenges. Workshops on stress management, flourishing, and mindfulness.
Room 1402
Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Contact
(403) 343-4064 counselling@rdc.ab.ca


Fitness & Recreation
Ice Arena
Performance Gymnasium
Fitness Centre
Running and Sprint Tracks
Squash Courts
Teaching and learning is at the heart of what we do at the College, and our new state-of-the-art Centre is an important part of RDC’s journey to become a recognized university. Throughout the building, you will find classrooms and labs dedicated to these activities. Many of these areas are in the Donald Health & Wellness Centre, a wing within the new Centre..

Regular Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Contact
Gary W. Harris Canada Games Center  (403) 342-3139
canadagamescentre@rdc.ab.ca


Health and Dental Benefits
The Students’ Association is proud to offer an affordable Health & Dental Plan for full-time RDC students.

Health and dental plans were approved by student referendum making them a requirement of enrolment at RDC. The cost of the plans is included in your fees, provided you meet the eligibility requirements for enrollment.
Contact
2010A - Within the Students' Association  (403) 356-4982
reddeerplan@mystudentplan.ca


Sexual Violence Support and Education
Enhancing wellness while attending RDC. Learn how to flourish while balancing all the demands of college. Strategies to cope with mental health challenges. Workshops on stress management, flourishing, and mindfulness.

Disability Resource Centre
Support students in obtaining accommodations and technology.
Provide useful information about available grants.
Recognize the importance of duty to accommodate and advocate for students.

Library - Room 1006 
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Contact
disabilityservices@rdc.ab.ca (403) 357-3629
Indigenous Services
RDC Indigenous Student Services is an on-campus resource that facilitates academic, social and cultural support for First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Non-Status learners of Red Deer College.



Health Safety & Wellness Centre
RDC’s Health, Safety & Wellness Centre is located in Room 901 and offers confidential medical and nursing services, drop-in clinic visits Monday-Friday, clinical assessments, community referrals, sexual health information, addictions help and referrals, emergency and first aid services.
Our Physician Clinic is for RDC students and employees without a family physician. The Clinic is held Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., September through April. 

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Contact
Room 901 (403) 342-3427 health.safety@rdc.ab.ca


Security 
Campus Security is on duty 24 hours per day and is available to support students, staff and visitors.   Inquiries can be made by telephone, email or in person around the clock. The Security Centre desk is located at the main entrance of the campus.                                                                                                    
 -Campus directions and way finding
-Lost and found
-Safewalk
-Building access (key issues)
-Personal safety & security
-Emergency Preparedness
-Parking enforcement
-After hours/working alone safety procedures

Contact
Main Entrance (403) 342-3445 Non-Emergency (403) 343-4000 Emergency

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, the Centre for Suicide Prevention, and the Public Health Agency of Canada has developed 2 toolkits to support people who have been impacted by suicide. One toolkit is tailored for people who have attempted suicide , and the other is focused on resources for people who have lost someone to suicide . The MHCC wishes to thank the Advisory Committee comprised of people with lived experience related to suicide for their assistance in making these toolkits possible.
In the summer of 2017, the MHCC conducted an online survey to elicit feedback from people who have been affected by suicide. With over a thousand responses, the survey helped gain a better understanding of what topics, content areas, resources, and information were important to include in the toolkits.

Language
Many respondents indicated a preference for “people-first” language as opposed to “survivorship language”. For this reason, “people-first” language is used in the toolkit. That said, many of the resources linked from the toolkits use “survivorship” language.
Please note that the toolkits are not intended to replace a conversation and are not designed to be an exhaustive list of the wide variety of resources available across Canada for support. If you or someone you know is experiencing distressing thoughts or thoughts of suicide, please contact your local distress centre or Kids Help Phone .

















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