Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.59
Liaison Maria Mendes
Submission Date Aug. 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Red River College Polytechnic
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 4.00
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:

One of the three commitments in Red River College Polytechnic's Strategic Plan 2022-2026, In Front of What's Ahead, is:

"Commit to Truth and Reconciliation. Pursue equity, diversity and inclusion in everything we do."

Within this commitment, the following key outcomes are listed:
- Progress on all of the TRC Calls to Action that relate to post-secondary education
- Increased partnerships with Indigenous students, businesses and communities
- Increased employee development and engagement opportunities to advance RRC Polytech priorities
- Our students, graduates, staff and committees will reflect the diversity of Manitoba’s population

In RRC Polytech's Academic Plan 2022-2026, Learning in Action, the third priority "To enhance student experiences, we will:" includes the following goals:
- Foster a learning environment where everyone feels seen and heard, and knows they belong
- Provide high-quality and inclusive support services that facilitate student engagement and retention

In RRC Polytech's Research Plan 2022-2026, Innovation in Action, the second priority "To foster a culture of integrated applied research and academics, we will:" includes the following goal:
- Build research relationships, processes and practices as guided by Indigenous methodologies and the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion


Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
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Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Minor theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
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Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
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The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter No
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) No
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter No
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability Yes
SDG Accord No
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment No
The Talloires Declaration (TD) Yes
UN Global Compact No
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) No

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:

Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint: The Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint (MCIEB) is an initiative that commits to making excellence in Indigenous education a priority in our province. Our goal is to increase access to education for all Indigenous learners from recruitment to retention and to embed Indigenous knowledge and content within early education and onward into post-secondary levels. We will do this through collaborative evaluation, development and implementation of policies, procedures and practices that will advance Indigenous education and reconciliation. (https://www.mcieb.ca/index.html)

Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2): C2R2 is a coalition of leading colleges, cégeps, institutes and polytechnics from across Canada. The coalition is working together to support the rapid development and deployment of new curriculum and research initiatives to support resilience in our towns and cities across Canada. A truly resilient recovery is inclusive and equitable. Central to the coalition’s focus is creating inclusive opportunities, supporting equity and continuing to support truth and reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. CICan and C2R2 have formed a special affiliation with a shared commitment to environmental sustainability and resilient recovery. Through shared membership and collaboration, CICan and C2R2 can jointly promote and position the sector as key players in Canada’s resilient economic recovery that will benefit all.
(https://resilientcolleges.ca/about/)


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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