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

(403) 343-4064

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

Gary W. Harris Canada Games Center  (403) 342-3139

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.
2010A - Within the Students' Association  (403) 356-4982

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 (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.
Room 901 (403) 342-3427

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
-Building access (key issues)
-Personal safety & security
-Emergency Preparedness
-Parking enforcement
-After hours/working alone safety procedures

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

Alberta Distress Centre
Call 403-266-HELP (4357). Available 24/7. Confidential Online chat available 3PM to 10PM on weekdays and noon to 10pm on weekends.
Call 403-264-8336. Text 587-333-2724. Available 24/7. 

Albertas one line for sexual violence
Call or text 1-866-403-8000. Available daily from 9am to 9pm. 
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.

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 .
The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program
The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program provides mental health, emotional and cultural support services to eligible former Indian Residential School students and their families throughout all phases of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, including:
  • Common Experience Payments (CEP)
  • Independent Assessment Process (IAP)
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) events
  • commemorative activities
Resolution Health Support Program Services are safe, confidential, respectful and non-judgmental.

You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling 24-Hour National Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419

Indian Residential School Survivor Society
The IRSSS Crisis line is available 24/7 at 1-800-721-0066.

The Hope For Wellness
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer:
  • counselling
  • crisis intervention
Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at

First Nations Health Authority

Healing in Colour
Healing in Colour envisions a world where BIPOC, in all our intersections, have access to therapy that supports our healing and liberation. Find a BIPOC therapist in your community. Access a curated list of resources that support healing.

Native Youth Crisis Line 1-877-209-1266
24/7 crisis line for Indigenous Youth available for residents of Canada and the United States.

Native Counselling Services of Alberta
Native Counselling Services of Alberta’s mission is to promote the resilience of the Aboriginal individual and family, through programs and services that are grounded in reclaiming our interconnectedness, reconciliation of relationships and self determination.” Native Counselling Services of Alberta also partners with a number of organizations that can provide additional resources.

Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre
This service provides culturally appropriate mental health care and support for Indigenous clients.

This program works closely with nurses, physicians, and other service providers to facilitate a holistic approach to care.

Our team provides::
  • counselling for individuals and families
  • psycho-educational group therapy
  • trauma informed therapy for individuals
  • resources including access to Traditional Wellness Counsellors
  • assessment
  • supported liaison services
  • outreach services
  • education
  • community development
  • culturally safe patient and family centered care
  • assisted referral
403-955-6645 (Intake)

Alberta Indigenous Virtual Care Clinic
Any First Nations, Metis or Inuit person or their family in Alberta can see a doctor through their phone or computer

Metis Settlements General Council (Metis Settlement members in Alberta) Mental Health Helpline:
1-877-303-2642. Available 24/7.

Aboriginal counselling services association of Alberta. Circle of safety (men/women/children)
(780) 448-0378.

Poundmaker’s lodge
Tele-Mental Health (780) 458-1884. Toll Free: 1-866-458-1884.
Trans Lifeline
Non-profit hotline run by transgender people, for transgender people.

PFLAG Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their non- heterosexual children. The "coming-out" process can be a critical time for families. When the adjustment period is particularly long or painful, relationships can become permanently damaged, resulting in a lifetime of emotional scars. People cannot always rise above the challenge of accepting themselves or their family member, and the results can be devastating, even fatal. We support these families through today and give them hope for a better tomorrow. Contact us at 1 (888) 530-6777 ext. 224

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