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Guidance Department

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The Guidance Department is committed to supporting the growth of students in the areas of personal, social, academic, and career development with an emphasis on career and life planning and strengths-based, student-centered counselling.

Martin Lalancette

(450) 621-7830 ext. 8317

What do we provide?

For Students

  • Personal counselling services (grief, stress, feelings of anxiety or sadness), career counselling, course selection guidance, resources for post-secondary planning, resources for mental health, academic skills support, mediation, employment resources, referrals to mental health or family agencies
  • For Families
    • Resources for issues relating to mental health, information regarding post-secondary planning and future career options, referrals to family services
  • For Staff
    • Consultation, resources, information in the area of mental health programming, mediation
  • How do I know if I need to see my counsellor?
    • You can come to guidance for anything that is bothering you, or if you need information or help and don’t know who to turn to
    • Some possibilities:
      • Personal Issues
      • Difficulties in class (but better to see your teachers first)
      • Occupation and career questions
      • What courses to take in school
      • What education or training to look for
      • Job-finding skills like resumes and interviewing
      • Looking for volunteer opportunities
  • What do I need to do to make an appointment?
    • Parents can call Mr. Lalancette in the Guidance Office at (450) 621-7830 ext. 8317
    • Students may visit between classes or during breaks
    • Students will be given an appointment slip to be excused from class
    • Students are to present their slip to their teacher. The counsellor will have signed it so a student may have their attendance recorded appropriately
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