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Guidance and Career Education

Guidance and career education is a vital and integral part of the secondary program. Through this program, students are given opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills that they need in order to learn effectively, to live and to work cooperatively and productively, to set goals and monitor progress and to carry out their social responsibilities. The program is delivered through different means, including classroom instruction, through orientation and exit programs, career exploration activities, and individual and short-term counselling.

 Guidance Team:

Janeen Ferriss, Head of Guidance ext. 1134

Catherine Willoughby, Head of Guidance ext. 1134

Kerry Solomon, Guidance Counsellor ext 1135

Kate Cockburn, IB Guidance Counsellor ext 1119

Matt Sager, Indigenous Counsellor 613-962-2149

Joe Brown, Indigenous Counsellor ext. 1136

Heather Lowry-Love, Guidance Office Administrator ext 1108

The Guidance team will assist students with:

the transition and orientation to high school

choosing and revising course selections to meet graduation requirements

researching post secondary education and career possibilities

applying and making the transition to apprenticeships, college, university or the workplace

making referrals to appropriate school or community personnel or agencies

The school’s Guidance Department encourages students and parents to participate fully in the programs, workshops, lessons and individual sessions intended to assist students in moving successfully toward their post secondary destinations. In addition, students are assisted in accessing community support agencies and resources.