Helpful Links

Community Support & Resources

Durham Children's Aid Society  - protects children and promotes their best interests through the provision of services under the Mandate of the Child and Family Services Act.

Kinark Child and Family Services - is a children's mental health organization that provides help to children, youth, families and communities.

Kids Help Phone  - 1-800-668-6868 The kids help phone is available 24 hours a day. Their mission is to improve the well-being of children and youth in Canada by providing them anonymous and confidential professional counselling referrals and information in English and French, through technologically-based communications media.

Resources for Exceptional Children and Youth - Durham Region - Programs funded through the Regional Municipality of Durham to support children with special needs and their families include Consultation, Enhanced Staffing, Resource Library and Family Networking. 

Big Brothers and Sisters - promotes the growth and development of at-risk children and youth in Clarington through a variety of mentoring programs with positive adult role models.

Kerry's Place Autism Services - Offers supports for individuals and their families who have a diagnosis of Autism.  Asperger's Syndrome, Rhett's Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder or Pervasive Development Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS). Services include residential, community outreach, employment, educational services and respite care.

Grandview Children's Centre - offers medical services, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology (for preschool children), audiology, family support servcies and recreaton services. Programs include the Preschool Outreach Program, Campbell's Children's School, Durham Preschool Speech and Language Program, Tri Regional Infant Hearing Program, and Durham ABA -based Services and Supports for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Post Secondary Information

Canlearn.ca- information on funding your post-secondary education with links to all Canadian colleges and universities.

Career Cruising - a comprehensive, interactive career guidance resource with information you need to make the right career choice.

Online Tutorial for Year 3 Students- a HCSS document tutorial intended for students that are preparing for Year Four course selection, qualification for graduation and for post secondary planning.

Ontario College Application Centre - learn about Ontario's colleges, search college programs or apply to colleges in Ontario.

Ontario College Information - college resources from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities - learn about admission requirements, find a program, or search programs by category, location, language, and program type for colleges, universities and training institutions.

Ontario School Counsellers' Association - a resource for teacher/counsellors, students, parents and the community for job search information, career development resources, ministry policy documents, and resources to assist students with their social/emotional needs.

Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance - represents the interests of over 145,000 professional and undergraduate, full-time and part-time university students at nine student associations across Ontario. Their vision is for an accessible, affordable, accountable and high quality post-secondary education in Ontario.

Ontario Universities Application Centre - is a central bureau, located in Guelph, Ontario, whose key function is the processing of applications for admission to the province's universities.

Post Secondary Web Sites document to get you thinking about your post secondary options including apprenticeship programs, college and university. Contains useful website links.

School Finder - information on more than 700 Canadian universities, colleges and career colleges, including admission requirements, costs, programs and contact details.

Skilled Trades.ca - search for apprenticeship opportunities, job openings, skilled trades resources and more.

Youth Canada(Government of Canada) - resources for youth on jobs, careers, education, money and health.