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



The Guidance Google Classroom wants you to become a class member.  Here you will find information on resources you need to help you navigate your education through the current COVID-19 crisis.  Student supports related to post-secondary information, course changes, summer school and mental health are just a few topics that will be covered in the google classroom.  Please go to Google Classroom and add our class (code: jlrv64y).

Please email your Guidance Counsellor with any questions or concerns:

Mrs. Church, Last Names: A, F, G, S, T, U, V, W, X
Mr. Payne, Last Names: E, Mr-Mz, N, O, P, Q, R, Z
Ms. Prentice, Last Names: H, I, J, K, L, Ma-Mq
Ms. Rose, Last Names: B, C, D, Y                  


Follow us on Twitter @GRCIGuidance

Office Hours: 7:45am-3:45pm, 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

Social Worker: Mrs. F. Gormley




Mrs. M. Church




Surnames: A, F, G, S to X

Mr. R. Payne



Surnames: E, Mr to R, Z

Ms. M. Prentice



Surnames: H to Mo

Ms. S. Rose



Surnames: B to D, Y

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

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 519-576-5100.

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.

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.