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


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

Youth Counsellor: Mr. Rob D'Amario
Social Worker: Ms.Robyn Simpson

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

University and College Information

College and University Application workshops have taken place and application deadlines have passed. However, if you still wish to apply, it is best to check with the school you are interested in to see if there are still open spaces in the program. (Many will be full, but there may be some spots available)


The University application deadline this year was January 17th, 2018.

The College Application deadline was February 1st, 2018. 

  • 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, english proficiency, 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

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:


See below for OSAP application workshop dates in March:

  • Wednesday, March 21st, 9:30 am for College applicants - location tbd
  • Thursday, March 22nd, 5:45 - 6:15 pm for students and parents, (in conjunction with parent - teacher interview night) in the library
  • Tuesday, March 27th, 9:30 am, for university applicants and any students who may have missed the presentation on the 21st. - location tbd

Check the scholarship page of this website for more information on grants and scholarship opportunities.

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

For universities:


For colleges:



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!


An 'Apprenticeship Information Session' will take place on Wednesday, March 7th, in the auditorium during period 4. Come to hear all about apprenticeship opportunities, how they work and what you need to get started.

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



Make The Move!

Grade 8 to 9 Transition information

Grade  students are completing their course selections for grade 9 right now in Career Cruising. For help understanding pathways, decoding course codes and finding supports, refer to the "Make the Move" booklet, attached below.

Make The Move

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.


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 25 Jobs!

Canadian Business has released it's 2017 Top 25 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.