905-687-7301 34 Catherine Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 5E7

Staff

Guidance Counsellors: Ms. Janet Lancaster & Mrs. Erin Tenhoeve
Guidance Secretary: Mrs. DeAnna Elliott

Youth Counsellor: Mr. Rob D'Amario
Social Worker: Ms. Yiching Chua

The Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) are  located across the hall from the Guidance area.

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Details, as well as a grant and loan 'estimator' for the newly re-designed Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) are now available.

Use the link below to find out more:

OSAP

There will be an OSAP application workshop: Friday, April 21st  during period 3 in room 203

If you need additional support in getting your application started, this workshop is for you.Please sign up in the Guidance Office for this session.
There are helpful videos and tips on the 'Life After High School' website.

Click on the link to access:

Life After High School

University and College Information

The University application deadline has passed, but in some cases, there may still be an opportunity to apply to a non-competitive program for September 2017. It is best to contact the university directly if you are interested in following up any opportunities to apply late.

The College application deadline is February 1st. Apply early, and come see us in Guidance if you need assistance. Go to www.ontariocolleges.ca to apply
Remember: the 'Life After High School' group will pay your application fee if you apply before Jan 31st.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO ONCE YOU HAVE APPLIED:
  • Keep an eye on your e-mail for information from the colleges and universities to which you have applied
  • Respond to requests for information in a timely fashion. Meet deadlines for auditions, portfolios, testing and supplemental applications.
  • Check out the financial assistance and scholarships page of the school(s) you are applying to for school specific scholarships and other opportunities

 

Stay tuned for more information on OSAP, grants and scholarship opportunities.


For a complete list of Ontario Colleges and Universities, and more information, visit the following websites:


For universities:

www.electronicinfo.ca

For colleges:

www.ontariocolleges.ca

 

Ontario Student Assistance Program

Details for the newly re-designed Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) are now available.

Use the link below to find out more:

OSAP

Graduation Awards and Scholarships:

Applications are in the Guidance office (and online) for many scholarship opportunities, to help you pay for your post-secondary education.

It is well worth the time it takes to fill out an application!

Apprenticeships:

Apprenticeships are a great way to earn money while you learn a skilled trade. To get started in an apprenticeship, you MUST have a high school graduation diploma, AND employment in the trade, (meaning an employer is willing to sponsor you as an apprentice)

The Employment Ontario Apprenticeship Office can help with getting started, and is located at
301 St. Paul Street East
St. Catharines
phone number: (905) 704-2991

 

 

See the world and earn a credit!!!

Looking for an exciting way to earn a credit in just 2 WEEKS, and travel at the same time? Check out the newest thing happening at DSBN: Earn your Grade 10 Civics & Career credit and travel to Ottawa, Montreal and New York City! For more information, visit www.dsbn.org/travel and check out the video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD1UiuKIgCQ&feature=youtu.be.

e-Learning

The DSBN offers a number of e-Learning courses to augment your education and works with an educational consortium to make a wider variety of subjects available to you.  Classes are completed online while exams are generally written in person.

Please speak to a Guidance Counsellor for more information.

e-Learning website

 

Check out Canada's Top 50 Jobs!

Canadian Business has released it's 2013 Top 50 Jobs in Canada. Take a minute and check out the list by clicking here. If you would like to learn more these careers and what post-secondary pathway to choose, please make an appointment with a guidance counsellor.