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Welcome to G.R.C.I’s Guidance Department

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Office Hours: 7:45am-3:15pm, Monday- Friday

 519-576-5100, option 4

Check out GRCI’s online course calendar for course descriptions and links to course outlines.

Administrative Assistant:  Mrs. L. Ward

Email for OSR requests and General inquiries: grci-guidance@wrdsb.ca

Social Worker: Barb Shannon

BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT ONLINE: (NOTE:  ALL APPOINTMENTS WILL BE 15 MINUTES AND CAN BE IN PERSON OR VIRTUAL)

Students are assigned a Guidance Counsellor when they arrive at Grand River CI base on the first letter of their last name. Counsellors are available to support students with interpersonal conflicts, educational planning and career exploration.

GUIDANCE STAFF

ALPHA ASSIGNMENT

Mrs. M. Church

 

 

Guidance Department Head

Surnames: R-Z

Mr. R. Payne

 

Teacher/Counsellor

Surnames: L-Q

Mr. Dirks

 

Teacher/Counsellor

Surnames: F-K

Ms. S. Rose

 

Teacher/Counsellor

Surnames: A to E

 

Appointments: Students can book appointments with their Counsellor using the online booking system.  Parents requesting an appointment should do so by calling the guidance office.

Mission Statement: The Grand River Collegiate Guidance Department will assist students to take personal responsibility for their education by facilitating programs in the area of student development, interpersonal development and career development in order to prepare them for challenges and opportunities in their lives.

Objectives of the Guidance Department

  • assist students to develop academic capabilities;
  • assist students to develop career awareness;
  • assist students to develop responsibility for their own learning;
  • assist students to develop positive interpersonal relationships;
  • assist teachers to understand conditions which affect the learning of individual students;
  • assist parents to understand school objectives and to communicate with school personnel.

Child and Youth Workers (CYW)

Book an appointment with a CYW using this booking form.

What To Do If You Are In Crisis
If you are facing any situation that is overwhelming for you; if you feel depressed or are considering suicide; if it is late at night and there is no one available to help you or anytime you need
someone to talk to, please call:  Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.  You can talk to someone 24 hours a day about any crisis you may be facing.